Peter Nicholls

New Land III

New Land III by Peter Nicholls

Artwork Detail

During the 1970s, Peter Nicholls’s work featured regularly in surveys of sculpture practice within the region. In the earthbound sculpture of the New Land series he explored the basic forms of agriculture. New Land III contrasts the chiselled totara beams with taut wire and a steel hinge support. The sculptural outline offers a three-dimensional landscape of both natural and industrial intervention. For this work’s original exhibition, Nicholls wrote about his interest in ‘energy forces utilising the

tensile qualities of steel anchored to the warmth and stability of wood’.

New Land III
Peter Nicholls
Production date
totara and steel sculpture
1000 x 2700 x 2000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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