My Auckland page 5.

Nobby Clark.

Type Illustration
The work being described also includes text by Nobby Clark.
Title My Auckland page 5.
Name given by NZGDA.
Title.Larger Entity Vulcan Lane.
This is the fifth page of an article by Nobby Clark.
Measurements.Dimensions 270mm by 206mm.
These are the dimensions of the whole page from the article, not just the illustration. The page has been cut from a magazine and pasted into a portfolio.
Materials.Medium Ink.
Materials.Support Paper.
Materials Gouache.
This was used in the original colour illustration.
Materials Pencil.
This was used in the original drawing for the illustration.
Techniques Painting.
Colour was added to the drawing using gouache and brush.
Techniques Offset colour printing.
This was used in the production of the illustration.
Techniques Outdoor sketching.
Nobby Clark has written in the text that forms part of this work that he is attempting to create something unique by painting what he sees around him.
Techniques Line drawing.
The original line work was completed in pencil. In all of this series of illustrations and indeed throughout his illustrative work, Nobby Clark would draw the composition on layout paper, stick it to the window and trace it onto Kent cartridge paper. He would then add the detail in pencil before adding colour to the piece.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark.
Role Illustrator.
This piece of work was created for Insight magazine, a monthly publication produced in Auckland during the mid 1980's. It lasted two to three years. Nobby Clark remarked that he was paid well for this work.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark.
Role Author.
Nobby Clark was the author of text that accompanied the illustrations.
Date.Creation 1980's.
Mid 1980's.
Date.Publication 1980's .
Mid 1980's.
Location Insight magazine, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
The magazine posessed the originals in the 1980's but since that time they have closed. The magazine ran for about 2 to 3 years.
Location Vulcan Lane, Auckland, New Zealand.
The subject of the illustration is located at this place.
Location.Current Site NZGDA collection.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_dp_nc_i_047
ID Number 086866071X (hbk.)
ISBN number.
Style/Period Personal illustrative style.
This illustration is characteristic of Nobby Clark's own personal style which is very distinctive in these 'Auckland' works; he shows people as 'characters' in surroundings familiar to them. Clark remarked that "having an easily recognisable style is both a handicap and a bonus."
Culture New Zealand.
This is relevant to both the creation and the content of the image.
Subject Street, pub, clown, juggling, child, old lady, pigeons, man, woman, bench.
This is one illustration in an article about Auckland by Nobby Clark. It is typical of Clark's illustrative style and subject matter, depicting characters and locations in Auckland. This material was generally sketched from life.
Subject Vulcan Lane, Auckland.
A well known street in central Auckland.
Relation.part of An article about Auckland for Insight magazine.
This image forms part of an article which was created for Insight magazine. The article covered 6 pages and included 8 illustrations which are all documented in the NZGDA database.
Relation.part of Auckland, Their Auckland.
The illustrations relate to Nobby Clark's book 'Auckland, Their Auckland' published by Lansdowne Press, 1983. (ISBN 086866071X (hbk.)) Clark illustrated several books of anecdotes by the cricketer Richard Hadlee, the first of which was published by Landowne Press. The editor was impressed with the work and when Clark told him of his wish to produce a book about Auckland and it's people he offered to publish the book.
Description This illustration is of Vulcan Lane in central Auckland, New Zealand. The main feature at the background of the illustration is the Occidental Hotel, a late Victorian building which is a pub. It is painted yellow and red, the architraves are white. Two of the windows are etched with "Lion", a local brand of beer. From one of the red striped blinds there is a sign hanging that reads "No Nukes" (a reference to anti nuclear protest). The people in the image include a clown who is juggling, a child laughing and imitating the clown. There is an old lady sitting on a bench feeding some pigeons, she is wearing a hat and carrying a walking stick. An old man sitting on the bench behind her is smoking and watching the clown. Walking towards the clown there is a woman with long blonde hair who is wearing sunglasses. [AAF]
Nobby Clark has remarked that the Occidental Hotel and the next one along; the Queen's Ferry were the two most popular pubs in Auckland for journalists due to their proximity to the Auckland Star (no longer published) and the New Zealand Herald Newspapers. [AAF]
Description The text underneath the image reads; "Vulcan Lane: although it's slap bang in the middle of all the new developments, it seems to retain the raffish charm it had 30 years ago". 'Vulcan Lane' is in bold capitals in a sans serif font, the rest of the text is in lower case serif font. The page number and the magazine name are located at the bottom right hand corner of the page. [AAF]
Source Nobby Clark.
From discussions between Nobby Clark and AM 08. and 09. 2000. From a discussion between Clark & AAF 01. 2001.
Source Abigail Fox.
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 02. 2000.
Source Amy MacKinnon.
Researcher. 2000
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 02. 2000.
Source Frances Joseph
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 05. 2000.
Rights Copyright.
Insight magazine have the originals for this work and hold the copyright. Permission to present the work in the NZDA has been given by the artist.

Supporting Media
text/plain (3k)  Full text of My Auckland article.