Past in Perspective


Terry Stringer



  • Sculpture


  • Acrylic paint
  • Wood


  • H2170 x W1145mm

Terry Stringer, ‘Past in Perspective’ (1984), City Campus, University of Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

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


Stephen Ellis describes this work as exploiting its installation in Building 206 by "using only a small part of the wall to involve the whole wall in" one of Terry Stringer's quintessential perspective games. Approached in the confined space the "relief head on a relief pedestal borrows colour from the setting; and a forced perspective backdrop fattens the reliefs and twists the wall."

This is one of a series of works curated by Pat Hanly.

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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