Robert Hague Facade Paste up
Robert Hague created and installed his paste up on the exterior façade of MARS Gallery in 2017 as part of the CLIMARTE Festival (ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE FESTIVAL). The work is an enlarged version of a hand drawn lithograph by Hague titled, ‘Colossus (after Goya)’ which explores his childhood growing up in Rotorua, New Zealand, the subsequent earthquake which almost levelled his hometown and the refection of wisdom and experience of a father looking back onto a place, forever changed
The paste up was sealed with a gel to protect the artwork from the elements including UV light and will conserve its appearance for many years to come.
Goya’s Giant (1818) turns his head as if disturbed from thought. He sits naked within a distant landscape since lost to catastrophic environmental change (The White Terraces, Blomfield 1884). The things that shape us, our childhood and the world in which we are born, they are fragile things that so often we fail to value until they are lost. This is a deeply personal work (I am Goya’s giant) about the world that I left behind.
Colossus (after Goya) Facade paste up
City of Stonnington