Mixed Flowers

Still life. Blue vase lower centre. Yellow, pink and white brush strokes suggest flowers.  Shapes more loosely painted at right.

c. 1968 1970
Object type
Medium and materials
oil on board
Place Made
England or France

LL ochre and white brush point Scales

Verso UL pencil on torn, round yellow sticker 31

Verso Centre torn blue and white label


Purchased by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, from Auckland City Art Gallery exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976, after it toured there in 1976

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Accession no: 76/31
Current Collection

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Current Location

New Plymouth, New Zealand

General notes

Title and date supplied by the artist for Auckland City Art Gallery exhibition, Helen F V Scales, 1975-1976. Listed as artwork no. 31 in this exhibition.

Included in The scene in which I find myself / Or, where does my body belong: 50 years of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth in 2019-2020.  A project developed by New Zealand artist Ruth Buchanan which spanned the entire contemporary art museum, each of its galleries was dedicated to a 10-year span. Mixed Flowers was included in the gallery dedicated to the 1970s (artwork no. 2). Acquisition notes from the catalogue for this exhibition: “This work was acquired from the artist after it was exhibited in her first official solo exhibition, a retrospective held at the Auckland Art Gallery in 1975. The exhibition toured to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery the following year.”

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