Collection

Large cross
Don Driver

1977

Don Driver
b.
1930
Title:
Large cross
Production date:
1977
Accession No:
79/43
Measurements:
2780 x 1810mm
Media:
Canvas, jute sacks, coir mat, linen, synthetic fabric and galvanised iron pipe.

Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Gifted to the Gallery by Ron O'Reilly in 1979.

Don Driver's work has a strong sculptural quality to it, borne out of his interest in the textural possibilities of collage and assemblage. He collects objects from everyday life, and uses them in interesting, often disparate ways. His use of found materials aligns his practice with that of an artist like Robert Rauschenberg, however works like this are also strongly linked to the rural sector of his Taranaki surroundings.

This work was gifted to former director Ron O'Reilly by the Art Gallery Directors' Council in 1979. He subsequently gifted the work to the Gallery.