07 Delwyn Ngapo Blomberg

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist


[Image courtesy of the artist]

Delwyn Blomberg | I nāia tonu nei (Right Now) | 2015 | digital photograph on hahnemuhle rag paper | 97 x 74.5cm x 4 cm

Artist Statement

I was in New Zealand in 2015 at my sister’s home. My brother in law was busy taking food and utensils from the kitchen to a wheelbarrow parked outside.

Intrigued, I followed and found him sitting in the middle of his garage. The radio was tuned to the races, he had a newspaper to read and his seat was parked in front of the wheelbarrow of cooked fish heads, bread and butter, and cup of tea.

Having caught the fish a few days earlier he had just mowed the lawns and this was his lunch.

This still life considers autobiographical memory and reflects contemporary Maori culture in relation to kai (food).