Ava Seymour

The Naval and Family

The Naval and Family by Ava Seymour

Artwork Detail

Ava Seymour's three-part panorama of Auckland's street-life transforms the city into a punk zone. By mixing her collage techniques with images of known locals (and some infamous internationals), she presents a storyboard history of our local musical history as if they have become characters in a dramatic social history which is waiting to be encountered.

AK 79 2004, The Naval and Family 2005 and Exotica 2004 are a key social document recalling a period when Auckland's youth culture was becoming defined by its need to be international.

The Naval and Family
Ava Seymour
Production date
digital colour print
815 x 2390 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2008
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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