My Auckland page 2.

Nobby Clark
1980's.

Type Illustration.
The work being described also includes text written by Nobby Clark.
Title My Auckland page 2.
Name given by NZGDA.
Title.Larger Entity My Auckland.
This is the second page of an article by Nobby Clark.
Measurements.Dimensions 204mm by 271mm.
These are the dimensions of the whole page from the article, not just the illustration.
Materials.Medium Ink.
Materials.Support Paper.
Materials.Medium Pencil.
This was used in the original drawing for the article illustration.
Materials.Medium Gouache.
This was used in the original colour illustration for the article.
Techniques Offset colour printing.
This was used in the production of the article.
Techniques Painting.
Colour was added to the drawing using gouache and brush.
Techniques Outdoor sketching.
Nobby has written in the text that forms part of this work, that he is attempting to create something unique by drawing 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 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 remarked that he was paid well for this work.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark
Role Author
Date.Creation 1980's.
Mid 1980's.
Date.Publication 1980's.
Mid 1980's.
Location.Former Site 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 Symonds Street Cemetery.
This is the location depicted in the illustration.
Location The Waterfront Cafe
The subject of this illustration is located at this place.
Location.Current Site NZGDA collection.
Phototransparency.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_dp_nc_052
ID Number 086866071X (hbk.)
ISBN number.
Style/Period.Style Personal illustrative style.
This illustration is characteristic of Nobby's own personal style which is very distinctive in these 'Auckland' works; he shows people as 'characters' in surroundings familiar to them. Nobby 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 One figure tending graves, people, cemetery, tombstone, grass, plants, street lights.
This is an illustration from an article about Auckland, New Zealand by Nobby Clark. It is typical of Clark's illustration style and subject matter, depicting characters and locations in Auckland. This material was generally sketched from life.
Subject Symonds Street cemetery.
One aspect of an Auckland cemetery.
Subject Waterfront Cafe.
The waterfront cafe near the ferry terminal, Auckland, New Zealand.
Subject Two restaurant patrons, tourists, people, waiter, freight boat, crane, brick archway.
This is an illustration from an article about Auckland, New Zealand by Nobby Clark. It is typical of Clark's illustration style and subject matter, depicting characters and locations in Auckland. This material was generally sketched from life.
Relation.part of An article about Auckland for Insight magazine.
This image forms part of an article for Insight magazine. The article covered 6 pages and included 8 illustrations which are documented in the NZGDA database.
Relation.part of Auckland, Their Auckland.
The illustrations relate to Nobby's book 'Auckland, Their Auckland' published by Lansdowne Press, 1983. (ISBN 086866071X (hbk.)) Nobby 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 Nobby told him of his wish to produce a book about Auckland and it's people he offered to publish the book.
Description Image on the left of the page: This shows part of a graveyard. There are two graves visible, they both have Victorian headstones and white daisy-like flowers are growing on top of the graves. Nobby notes in the accompanying text "..gravestones recording the deaths of men aged 76 who fell from the masts of schooners.." Both graves are surrounded by one low fence which is a rusty red colour. The grass is short around the graves, but to the left of them a man wearing shorts, a vest (singlet), a straw hat and who has a cigarette hanging from his mouth is cutting down some longer grass. There is also an obelisk in the background which is presumably another grave. On the horizon hills can be seen but they are broken up by motorway street lighting, a reference to what Nobby writes in his text; "the muted roar of the traffic on the Western motorway." The complete text of the copy that runs along the bottom of the illustration reads; "Symonds Street Cemetery with gravestones recording the deaths of men aged 76 who fell from the masts of schooners and close by the muted roar of the traffic on the western motorway" 'Symonds Street Cemetery' is in bold sans serif text capital letters. The rest of the text is in serif capital letters and lower case. (AF January 2000)
Description Image on the right of the page: This shows a man and woman sat at a restaurant table with a bottle of wine, wine glass and a camera on the table. They appear to be tourists, dressed in summer clothes (the man is wearing a bright tropical print shirt and a peaked cap at a jaunty angle) and both wearing sunglasses. A waiter with a moustache is leaning over the table, it seems he is listening to the couple order; the male customer is holding up a menu. The waiter has a tray with a wine glass on it in his left hand. The background of the scene is framed by an arch in a wall of dull coloured brick. Within the arch a large cargo ship looms, it has cargo on it and a red, blue and yellow a stripey funnel. To the right of the ship there is a dockyard loading crane. The complete text of the copy that runs along the bottom of the illustration reads; "Waterfront cafe, snug under the mass of the ferry buildings and enchanting by night with the lights and noises of the harbour. Previous page: (referring to nzgda_dp_nc_055) Nobby at work outside the buildings" 'Waterfront Cafe' is in bold sans serif text capital letters. The rest of the text is in serif capital letters and lower case. Underneath this illustration is the remainder of the article Nobby wrote to accompany the illustrations (se nzgda_dp_nc_055). It is in one column, directly under the image and aligned to the right. All this text is in a serif font, capitals and lower case. The page number and magazine name are placed at the bottom left hand corner of the page.
This cafe is no longer there. (Nobby Clark January 2001)
Source Nobby Clark.
From discussions between Nobby and AM August & September 2000. From discussion with AF January 2001
Source Frances Joseph.
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Source Abigail Fox.
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Source Amy MacKinnon.
Researcher.
Rights Copyright.
Insight magazine have the originals for this work and hold the copyright. Permission to present this work in the NZDA has been given by the artist.

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