Story: City images

'Five o'clock' (3rd of 3)

'Five o'clock'

Garth Tapper painted several large figure works examining public bar culture. 'Five o’clock' (1968) highlights the masculine camaraderie of the public bar before women demanded equal access in the early 1970s.

Artwork courtesy of the estate of Garth Tapper

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on board by Garth Tapper, 1968

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'City images - The city in art', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/25364/five-oclock (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010