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Ans Westra Back-to-Back Exhibitions in Wellington, Gisborne

Ans Westra
Ohinemutu, 1963
Inkjet on Ilford Galerie Gold Fiber Silk 315gsm, 2013
Edition of 5
Dimensions Variable
Image courtesy Suite Tirohanga. Images copyright Ans Westra.

30 August 2013

Iconic Photographer Ans Westra to Hold Back-to-Back Exhibitions in Wellington & Gisborne

Following on from their success at the Auckland Art Fair 2013, {Suite} and PAULNACHE present “Back-to-Back Exhibitions” in Wellington and Gisborne, by iconic New Zealand photographer Ans Westra.

On show in Wellington will be “Rotorua Show”, a selection of black & white and colour images made by Ans during time spent in Rotorua in the early 1960s, and colour abstractions made in thermal areas during the last few years.

On show in Gisborne will be “East Coast Show”, a selection of black & white images made on the East Coast during the 1960s – 80s. Included in this exhibition is an early self-portrait and several images from Ans’ seminal 1963 series Washday at the Pa.

Born 1937 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Westra immigrated to New Zealand in 1957 and soon after began her career as a fulltime freelance documentary photographer. She is responsible for the most comprehensive documentation of Māori culture over 50 years of significant social and political change, and has produced some of the most important images in New Zealand photographic history. Ans Westra lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

Ans Westra
Tikitiki, 1963
Framed signed silver gelatin print
195 x 238 mm
Image courtesy Suite Tirohanga. Images copyright Ans Westra.

“Rotorua Show”
5 – 28 September 2013
Opening with the artist, 530-730pm, Thursday 5 September

Level 2/147 Cuba Street, Wellington
Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4,, 04 976 7663


"East Coast Show"
6 – 21 September 2013
Opening with the artist, 6pm-late, Friday 6 September

Upstairs, 89 Grey St, Gisborne
Wed-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2,, 06 867 9721

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