288 Cuba Street, Wellington

Small oil developed from 2 sketches attached. Built from wood in about 1906 in a New Zealand Italianate style (ie upstairs verandah without Juliet). Currently an art gallery with flat upstairs, its useage history is apparently unremarkable (dammit!) according to Heritage NZ.

My artist friend in Indonesia is painting old and close to ruin Dutch buildings as an historical record. Part of my aim here too – although these are heritage protected and well documented in photographs by now, we do get earthquakes (this one should be resiliant being low and relatively flexible) plus fires of course, San Francisco 1906 (snap!) being a case in point.

Oils and acrylic (background) on canvas 16″x16″

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4 Comments

      1. I have seen your drawings somewhere before, so googled it and came across them again! As far as I’m aware the house has no interesting history. Once a $5 note blew on to the balcony… that is about the extent of it!

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