Lithic Link


Rob Taylor



  • Painting


  • Paint
  • Canvas


  • H2998 x W2550mm

Rob Taylor, ‘Lithic Link’ (1984), University of Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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


As Stephen Ellis wrote, Rob Taylor's "'Lithic Link' on the top floor of the Arts building uses its entire wall, although it's on a stretched canvas. It exploits the architecture so successfully that it seems to drain energy from it. Essentially a landscape, 'Lithic Link' would suggest a view from its landing were it not obscured by the brutal Human Sciences building."[1]

It work is 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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