Jet Out

Jet Out, 1973,  conté on paper. 280 x 358 mm. Collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Purchased 1996 with funds from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society, courtesy McCahon Research and Publication Trust. 

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Rosanna Raymond, Here2There, SaVAge K'lub Portrait, photography by Pati Solomona Tryell, 2019. 2nd Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii

Rosanna Raymond

Artist

Musing on McCahon –Black Crosses for a White God 
 
I imagine you protecting yourself  
in the blackness you painted  
 
Not the blackness birthed in the void 
Nor one that comes with the night 
 
Your blackness is wounded...permeated with the sin of white men 
 
Shaped like a cross, embalming native landscapes 
with borrowed words 
 
I am not interested in another 
pious man grappling with god 
 
Was it truth you searched for...or reformation 
I doubt it was forgiveness 
 
Faith a bitter mix of  
malice mixed with light 
 
Maybe you could of taken solace in the flesh 
 
Sung songs of joy to the prophets, to the mountains 
The birds could of joined in 
 
Fly you say....fly...where   
you gave them no wings 
 
Just more blackness and a shaft of light for them to fall into  
 
My gods watched you  
 
In your joy 
In your truth 
In your drunken esctacy 
 
Maybe they were singing to you, is this what you heard 
 
As they scooped up your soul 
escorting  you up north 
 
So they could hang you in the trees 
scrape the flesh off your bones 
taking away your blackness 
 
Who knows...maybe I’ll see you in Hawaiiki 
Or just think of you when I walk down the beach 

CONNECTING CULTURAL LEGACY WITH CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE

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Bridget Riggir-Cuddy
The House Protects the Dreamer
Naomi McCleary
Kauri
Séraphine Pick
Northland Panels
Brian Sweeney
View from the top of the cliff
Rudi Fuchs
North Otago Landscape
Rex Butler
I Considered All the Acts of Oppression
Donna McDonald
The Fourteen Stations of the Cross
Harold Jones
Muriwai no.7
Ted Spring
On Building Bridges
Areez Katki
The Three Marys at the Tomb
Rosanna Raymond
Jet Out
Rufus Knight
Waterfall
Megan Tamati-Quennell
Black Landscape
Nick Mitzevich
Victory over Death 2
Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Victory over Death 2
The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy
Gate III
Grant Banbury
I Paul
Sir Bob Harvey
Dark Landscape
Young Old Girls (Christchurch Girls’ High)
North Otago Landscape 19
Sophie Bannan
Van Gogh - poems by John Caselberg
Linda Tyler
Urewera Triptych
Emily Karaka
Tangi. Muriwai
Robert Gardiner
Are there not twelve hours of daylight
Thomas Crow
Are there not twelve hours of daylight
Jude Rae
Victory over death 2
Brent Harris
The Family
Cora-Allan Wickliffe
15 Drawings Dec '51 to May '52
Salome Tanuvasa
Landscape
Yona Lee
Landscape theme and variations (series B)
David Kirk
Kaipara
Priscilla Pitts
Fourteen Stations of the Cross
Ruth Watson
This day a man is
Tessa Laird
Keep New Zealand Green
Nell
East window
Nicola Farquhar
Kauri trees
Hon Grant Robertson
Otago Peninsula
Jane Macknight
Untitled (North Otago Landscape)
Karen Walker
Titirangi
Wystan Curnow
The Green Plain
Philip Clarke
Necessary Protection (IHS)
Mary Kisler
A candle in a dark room
Ayesha Green
I AM
Matthew O'Reilly
Muriwai
Bettina Bradbury and Kararaina Rangihau
A poster for the Urewera no. 2
Al Keating
A Grain of wheat
Cushla Dillon
Entombment (after Titian)
Hamish Coney
Here I give thanks to Mondrian
Stephen Wainwright
As there is a constant flow of light we are born into the pure land
Sue Gardiner
Landscape theme and variations (series A)
Robert Leonard
Numerals
Judy Darragh
Clouds 1
John Coley
AS THERE IS A CONSTANT FLOW OF LIGHT WE ARE BORN INTO THE PURE LAND
Shannon Te Ao
Ka pōraruraru ahau. I am troubled.
Helen Beaglehole
GATE III
Ralph Paine
Jump E9
Judy Millar
Muriwai: Necessary Protection
Fiona Pardington
Waterfall
C.K. Stead
All mortals are like grass
Gretchen Albrecht
As there is a constant flow of light we are born into the pure land
Martin Edmond
Cross (1959)
Lisa Reihana
Urewera mural
Peter Simpson
Jet out to Te Reinga
Christina Barton
Gate III
Dame Jenny Gibbs
I Considered All the Acts of Oppression
Zoe Black
Ruby Bay
Jim Barr and Mary Barr
Oaia and clouds
Vivienne Stone
Tomorrow will be the same but not as this is
Kate Sylvester
Northland Panels