Seven Hills


Dame Robin White



  • Mural


  • Oil paint
  • Board


  • H1860 x W8570mm

Dame Robin White (Ngāti Awa), ‘Seven Hills’ (1980), Dunedin Hospital (G725), CBD, Ōtepoti Dunedin

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


Composed as seven panels, this mural is painted in oils and is a characteristic example of Robin White's 'hard-edged' realist style. The forms of the Otago landscape have been smoothed and refined into clear shapes in a restrained colour pallet.

The work, now protected behind perspex sheet with a foot rail, was one of 6 new works commissioned during the construction of the Ward Block.

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