All works available for purchase from November 2021 at The Black Door Gallery.
"Summer holidays always sent our family to a new destination, with the big canvas tent loaded onto a trailer and hitched to the car. When we were young the destinations weren’t faraway, such as Orewa, then as we grew older the destinations became further afield such as Mount Maunganui and Ohope."
"Pitching the tent on arrival, releasing the musty odours of the past year’s storage, the unpacking of the kit and the accessories associated with summer, as a child it was a magical event, for one’s parents I imagine it was a drama that one took a year to recover from"
"Tents were sandwiched together in bare fields, if you were lucky, you might be fortunate enough to find a straggly tree to provide some shade. There was a definite class structure of accommodation from the hierarchy of tent to caravan through to the rented cabin. But for the children running wild and tripping over guide ropes the campgrounds provided a society where play was priority and all the old rules from home did not apply for the two golden weeks of summer."
Mark Wooller October 2021
Four Camp panels, 20 x 20 cm, oil on board 2021
Three Auckland Mountain panels, 25 x 25 cm Oil on board 2021