Paintings of the Rangitoto Baches
Recently artist Graham Downs exhibited his series of paintings called Rangitoto Baches at the Satellite Gallery in Auckland. The exhibition drew many members of the public including many who had direct associations with the bach communities on Rangitoto Island.
“What started as a series of bach paintings became for me a kind of abstract portrait of the people who built and live in them.”
Watercolour by Graham Down; “The 5km kitchen”
“More evidence of the bach user, Andy’s sense of humour. What a great place! My hair stood on end when I saw those two black frying pans with the light raking across them. The 5 km sign, the essence of bach life; slow down! I love it, it’s just great!”
Watercolour by Graham Down; “The Dunny with the stained glass window ”
Graham Down can be contacted at (09) 445 6577 if you are interested in viewing his Rangitoto Baches paintings.