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November 8, 2010

In Search of …

Filed under: Art,Not West,sculpture — paul @ 7:01 am
In Search of Barebottomland (Dulboot) by Christian Nicolson (2010)

In Search of Barebottomland (Dulboot) by Christian Nicolson (2010)

In Search of Barebottomland (Dulboot) is the title of this sculpture by Christian Nicolson (2010), currently on display at the NZ Sculpture OnShore 2010 Exhibition. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from November 4 to 14 at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, 170 Vauxhall Road, Devonport (map). 89 sculptures in the beautiful clifftop grounds and plenty of smaller works in the rooms of the former Officers Mess are a feast for the eyes, especially in the fine weather we enjoy right now. The exhibition is a fundraiser for New Zealand Women’s Refuges.

The sculpture stands 7 metres tall, is crafted from 15cm thick laminated macrocarpa timber and represents the giant Dulboot from Spike Milligan’s children’s story Badjelly the Witch. It has pride of place and a commanding view of the Rangitoto Channel, with the background of the volcanic Rangitoto Island.

(This is not from the west, but well worth visiting!)

In Search of Barebottomland (Dulboot) by Christian Nicolson (2010)

In Search of Barebottomland (Dulboot) by Christian Nicolson (2010)

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2 Comments

  1. Well from up there I hope he can see it! We have a barebottomland in Cape Town at a place called Sandy Bay. I have never read the story though. How do they stop the statue from toppling over?

    Comment by Caroline — November 8, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

  2. Gosh it’s huge.

    Comment by joan — November 8, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

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