Winter, Maungaroa

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Charcoal and crayon on paper
710 x 990mm

Speaking about drawing to Damian Skinner, Don Binney commented, ‘The second half of my life became absent of a lot of passion really—from the outside, that is. My capacity and inclination to draw survived the worst of this. An investment authority there remained intact: and the passion was still within. Drawing has linked up with my personal faith, and with recovered commitment.’[1]


[1] Damian Skinner, Don Binney: Ngā Manu/Ngā Motu – Birds/Islands (Tāmaki Makaurau: Auckland University Press, 2003), 37.

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BINNEY 1981 [l.r.]


Challenge Collection (later Fletcher Trust Collection), purchased from Elva Bett Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 24 June 1981

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