Mount Eden Landscape


Claudia Pond Eyley



  • Painting


  • Acrylic paint
  • Canvas
  • Hardboard/HDF


  • H2540 x W2065mm

Claudia Pond Eyley, 'Mount Eden Landscape' (1984), City Campus, University of Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2021


Painted as a triptych, this work invokes the hot sun of a tranquil afternoon in suburban Mount Eden. Painted in saturated colours with clearly bounded forms, the shadows cast by the front gate advance toward the viewer and out of the frame. Flanked by a heart-shaped flower this gate suggests yet another kind of Eden is hidden behind it.

One of a number of works commissioned by Pat Hanly for each of the level foyers when Building 206 (originally Arts 1 Building) was built in 1984.

List of works in Building 206:

Level 1: n/a

Level 2: Claudia Pond Eyley, ‘Mount Eden Landscape’

Level 3: Carole Shepheard, ‘Four Directions’

Level 4: Terry Stringer, ‘Past in Perspective’; Carole Davis ‘ A Degree of Celebration’

Level 5: Philippa Blair, ‘Tree of Knowledge’; Susy Pennington, ‘Beyond Horizontal’

Level 6: Richard Killeen, ‘Appropriation’; Rob Taylor, ‘Lithic Link’

Level 7: Malcolm Harrison, Untitled

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