My Auckland page 4.

Nobby Clark.

Type Illustration
The work being described also includes text written by Nobby Clark.
Title My Auckland page 4.
Name given by NZGDA.
Title.Larger Entity My Auckland.
This is the fourth page of an article by Nobby Clark.
Measurements.Dimensions 202mm by 270mm.
These are the dimensions of the whole page from the article, not just the illustration. The page has been cut from the magazine 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 color illustration.
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. Nobby Clark remarked that he was paid well for this work.
Creator.Personal name Nobby Clark.
Role Author.
Nobby Clark was the author of the text that accompanied the illustrations.
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 Okahu yacht club, Auckland, New Zealand.
The location depicted is the subject of the illustration.
Location.Current Site NZGDA collection.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_dp_nc_i_054
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 Three sailing boats, two fishing boats, boat repair, oil can, people, bushes, trees.
This is the fifth 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 Okahu Yacht Club.
An aspect of the yacht club.
Relation.part of An article about Auckland for Insight magazine.
This image forms part of an article, the content of which was created for Insight magazine. The article covered 6 pages and included 8 illustrations, all of which are 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 Lansdowne 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 The illustration mainly comprises of 5 boats and yachts on land. In the foreground of the picture stands an empty and rusting oil can on a piece of grass. The boats are all grouped together, one a smaller fishing boat with a cabin in the process of being painted by a man wearing a hat, shorts and vest (singlet). There is also a woman painting the keel of a yellow yacht. She is wearing shorts and a yellow t shirt. In the middle of these two boats there is a pale blue yacht with a large keel. It is named Roxanne. There are two smaller boats and a trailer to the left of the others. In the background of the illustration there are some bushes and a hill.[AAF]
Description The text underneath the image reads; "Okahu Yacht Club, where I used to fish and draw 20 years ago, and if I sit in the same spot it seems pretty much the same". 'Okahu Yacht Club' 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 left hand corner of the page. [AAF]
Source Nobby Clark.
From discussions between Nobby Clark and AM 08. and 09. 2000. From discussion with AAF 01. 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 this work in the NZDA has been given by the artist.

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