Southern Myths

Southern Myths

Event Details

Marian Maguire's suite of etchings recasts the story of Ajax and Achilles from Homer's Iliad, in the New Zealand landscape. She reflects that Greek myths are part of the cultural 'baggage' European colonisers brought to this country. By imagining the scenes in our hills and by our lakesides she demonstrates the universal relevance of the story which is ultimately about friendship, loyalty, death, isolation and despair.

Date
Location
Main Gallery
Cost
Free entry

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Milford Sound
Milford Sound

Marian Maguire

Production date
2002
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/5
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Achilles and Ajax
Achilles and Ajax

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/2
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Pseudopanax Achilles Penthesilea
Pseudopanax Achilles Penthesilea

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/3
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Ajax at Manuka Gully
Ajax at Manuka Gully

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
640 x 535 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/1
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Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound
Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound

Marian Maguire

Production date
2002
Medium
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Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/4
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Murchison
Murchison

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/6
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Achilles slays Hector at Otira Gorge
Achilles slays Hector at Otira Gorge

Marian Maguire

Production date
2003
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/7
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Manuka Gully - Ajax
Manuka Gully - Ajax

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
640 x 535 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/9
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The Death of Achilles at Klondyke Corner
The Death of Achilles at Klondyke Corner

Marian Maguire

Production date
2002
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/8