A limited edition of works on paper, by honoured southern artist Marilynn Webb, ‘For the memory of Pat Farry and his special place Punatapu’ are being offered for sale for the first time at the Rural General Practice Network Conference in Christchurch, March 11th-14th, 2010. Marilynn will donate 40% of the sale proceeds to the Trust.

Marilynn Webb workThese works with their central botanical mandala surrounded by beech forest and mountain landscape were printed in late 2009 and early 2010 on 100% rag paper as part of her ‘Place Names Suite’.

Webb was invited by Pat to be Artist in residence at Punatapu on the Glenorchy Road, Queenstown, during the summer season of 2008.

Her work has always been directed towards ecological politics, often celebrating endangered and special landscapes, or landscapes of special spiritual significance. Punatapu meaning ‘sacred spring’ is one of those special sites being a resting place for early Maori on the greenstone trail throughout the South Island.

Webb is well known for her involvement in the Southern regional land issues, and especially for her concerns about the remote and fragile Fiordland.

The Trust is very appreciative of her generous offer.