Marilynn WEBB

Marilynn WEBB

An outstanding artist and art educator, Dunedin based Marilynn Webb (ONZM) gained international stature as a print-maker early in her career.

After training at the Dunedin College of Education, she worked as an art adviser for the Department of Education in Auckland and Northland, and for the Northern Māori Project, which encouraged contemporary Māori art.

Marilynn developed her pastel drawing work after she moved to Dunedin in 1974 to take up a Frances Hodgkin Fellowship. Her pastel and print series have focused on New Zealand's southern wilderness areas, remote and fragile environments: Lake Mahinerangi, the Ida Valley, Fiordland and Stewart Island in particular. Her work makes us aware that we are always in the landscape and draws us into the environmental and social issues surrounding it.  Her art over the years has explored concepts of land, ecology, politics, women in art, Māori and post-colonial history.

Webb has represented New Zealand at significant print and graphic arts biennales and her work has been exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and internationally in Australia, United States, India, Japan, Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. From 1988 she lectured in printmaking at the Otago Polytechnic School of Art, teaching almost all emerging print artists in Otago and in 2004 was made an Emeritus Principal Lecturer at the School.

In 2000 she became an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for her contribution to printmaking in New Zealand.  2010 saw the University of Otago confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Marilynn.  Webb is widely considered to be one of New Zealand’s most distinguished and influential artists.

Marilynn WEBB's Work

Going Through Fiordland -Doubtful Sound 2004 Summer Storm & Wildflowers - Lake Mahinerangi (blue)

Going Through Fiordland -Doubtful Sound 2004

Summer Storm & Wildflowers - Lake Mahinerangi (blue)

Watercolour
38 x 29cm (unframed)
Watercolour
38 x 29cm (unframed)
Summer Storm & Wildflowers - Lake Mahinerangi (green) Protection Work - The Swimming Hole Ida Valley

Summer Storm & Wildflowers - Lake Mahinerangi (green)

Protection Work - The Swimming Hole Ida Valley

Watercolour
38 x 29cm (unframed)
Woodblock
39 x 46cm (unframed)
Protection Work - Red Water Ida Valley Punatapu - Sacred Spring

Protection Work - Red Water Ida Valley

Punatapu - Sacred Spring

Woodblock
39 x 53cm (unframed)
Wood Block
50 x 70cm (unframed)
Frozen Water - The Swimming Hole The Swimming Hole - Oturehura

Frozen Water - The Swimming Hole

The Swimming Hole - Oturehura

Woodblock
50 x 70cm (unframed)
Woodblock
50 x 70cm (unframed)
The Swimming Hole - Ida Valley Going Through Fiordland, Dusky Sound 2009

The Swimming Hole - Ida Valley

Going Through Fiordland, Dusky Sound 2009

Woodblock
50 x 70cm (unframed)
Watercolour
57 x 38cm (unframed)
Going Through Fiordland, Doubtful Sound 2007 Going Through Fiordland, Doubtful Sound 2006

Going Through Fiordland, Doubtful Sound 2007

Going Through Fiordland, Doubtful Sound 2006

Watercolour
57 x 38cm (unframed)
Watercolour
57 x 38cm (unframed)
Untitled 2004 Untitled

Untitled 2004

Untitled

Pastel
57 x 39cm (unframed)
Pastel
57 x 76cm (unframed)
Snowfall Lake Mahinerangi (from the land, water and sky suite) 1989 Going through Fiordland, Dusky Sound 2, 2008

Snowfall Lake Mahinerangi (from the land, water and sky suite) 1989

Going through Fiordland, Dusky Sound 2, 2008

Watercolour
83 x 68 cm (framed)
Watercolour
67 x 56 cm (framed)
Untitled, 2011 Untitled, 2004

Untitled, 2011

Untitled, 2004

Pastel
77 x 56cm (unframed)
Pastel
38 x 57 cm (unframed)
Untitled, 2011 Going through Fiordland, Dusky Sound 2010

Untitled, 2011

Going through Fiordland, Dusky Sound 2010

Pastel
77 x 56 cm (unframed)
Pastel
77 x 56 cm (unframed)
Swimming Holes and Willow, Maniototo 1987 Going through Fiordland, Doubtful Sound 2009

Swimming Holes and Willow, Maniototo 1987

Going through Fiordland, Doubtful Sound 2009

Pastel
77 x 56 cm
Pastel
77 x 56 cm (unframed)
Snow and Willow Ophir Gorge Mataura - place of red coloured water

Snow and Willow Ophir Gorge

Mataura - place of red coloured water

Pastel
77 x 56 cm (unframed)
Woodblock
56 x 76 cm (unframed)
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