My Auckland page 3.

Nobby Clark.
1980's.

Type Illustration
The work being described also includes text written by Nobby Clark.
Title My Auckland page 3.
Name given by NZGDA.
Title.Larger Entity My Auckland.
This is the third page of an article by Nobby Clark.
Measurements.Dimensions 206mm by 272mm.
These are the dimensions of the whole page from the article, not just the illustration. This page has been cut from a magzine and pasted into a portfolio.
Materials.Medium Ink.
Materials.Support Paper.
Materials Pencil.
This was used in the original drawing for the illustration.
Materials 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 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. Clark remarked that he was paid well for this work.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark.
Role Author.
Clark wrote the text that accompanied this illustration.
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 St Kevin's Arcade, Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
This is the location depicted in the illustration.
Location.Current Site NZGDA collection.
Phototransparency.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_dp_nc_i_053
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 Shoppping arcade, signage, street, window, people, pedestrians, yellow moped, blue car, street light, building.
This is the fourth 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 St Kevin's Arcade, Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand.
An aspect of one of Auckland's central streets.
Relation.part of An article about Auckland for Insight magazine.
This image forms part of an article created for Insight magazine.
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 shows St Kevin's Arcade on Karanagahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand. Locally this road is known as 'K" Road. The facade of the arcade is 1920's Art Deco, painted different shades of purple and white with the name and the date (1924) picked out in a gold/yellow colour. The building has a canopy structure which projects out over the street. It too is painted purple with a yellow/gold half sun in the middle of the front part of the canopy. Above the canopy there is a large window that almost stretches across the whole of the building. Below the canopy various signs are hanging: 'Dutch Meals Mill', 'Coffee Tea', 'The Cut Above'. The street outside is bustling with people of many different ethnic origins, some of the most noticeable people are a curvaceous woman wearing a bright red skirt, straw hat and carrying a straw bag and a baby, an older man using a walking stick and another man playing the guitar. On the actual road a woman wearing shorts and a vest (singlet) is riding a yellow moped. Between her and the pavement is a small blue car with someone leaning out of the window. In the centre of the whole image is a red lampost with three lights at the top. [AAF]
Description The copy that runs along the bottom of the illustration reads; "St Kevin's Arcade has everything that for me is quintessentially Auckland - ladies in cloche hats, Polynesians in eye-piercing colours - lottery kiosks and a marvellous collections of little shops and restaurants." 'St Kevin's Arcade' is in bold sans serif capital letters. The rest of the text is in serif capital letters and lower case. The page number and name of the magazine are placed at the bottom right hand corner of the page. [AAF]
Source Nobby Clark.
From discussions between Clark and AM 08. and 09. 2000. From discussions between Clark and AAF 01. and 02. 2001.
Source Abigail Fox.
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 02. 2001.
Source Amy MacKinnon.
Researcher. 2000.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 02. 2001.
Source Frances Joseph
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 01. and 05. 2001.
Source Warren Smith
Proof reader and advisor 05.2001.
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.