Gregory O’Brien and Jenny Bornholdt (after Robin Morrison) ; Matthew Grace; 2015...
Gregory O’Brien and Jenny Bornholdt (after Robin Morrison)About this object
Matt Grace was raised in Wadestown, Wellington, and now lives in Auckland. His work includes commercial and advertising photography as well as pieces that take more of a fine arts approach. This charmingly domestic colour photograph was taken in 2015 as a tribute to the late Auckland photographer Robin Morrison, and references his classic 1979 work ‘Mr and Mrs Lawrence of Bannockburn in Central Otago,’ which is a favourite of Grace as well as both the sitters.
Jenny Bornholdt (1960–) is a poet and anthologist, and her husband Gregory O’Brien (1961–) is an artist, writer, curator and editor. Both have published since the late 1980s and have won many awards for their work. The pair are pictured having a cup of tea in the kitchen of their Hataitai family home. Both subjects gaze into the camera and at the viewer.
2015Medium and Materials
ink jet print on archival paper.Subject and Association Keywords
This portrait of Wellington creative couple Jenny Bornholdt and Gregory O’Brien was taken in the kitchen of their family home in Hataitai. It is a tribute to Robin Morrison’s photograph Mr and Mrs Lawrence of Bannockburn in Central Otago, 1979. This classic image is a favourite of both the sitters and photographer.
Bornholdt is one of our most popular poets and anthologists. Her first collection was published in 1988. O’Brien is a highly regarded artist, writer, curator and editor. Both have won many awards for their work.
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