Pat Hanly

Fire and rainbow

Fire and rainbow by Pat Hanly

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The bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, by French military agents in Auckland Harbour on 10 July 1985 introduced terrorism into New Zealand. From such a tragic event, Hanly created a birds-eye view of the Waitemata harbour. He transformed the boat into a ‘hope vessel or ark’.

By using a local disaster as the starting point for his series of paintings, Hanly reinforced his reputation as an artist who celebrates life and the living. (Golden, 2004)

Fire and rainbow
Pat Hanly
Production date
enamel and acrylic on hardboard
1200 x 1206 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery Acquisitions Trust, 1986
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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