Koriniti Marae after Unveiling

Ans Westra, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1979.
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About the Work
“This image draws on my wairua, as I can see the strength in both these kuia eyes. The reason as to why I chose this particular imagine as that when you zoom in you can see the lines around the kuia’s face, which definitely tell a story of her life. I am also a descendant of this lady, her name being Maaki Taiaroa Haddon.”

– Taane Tamati, Customer Services Officer at the Whanganui District Council for the Nov 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.

After arriving in the country from her native Holland, Westra made her first trip up the Whanganui River in 1960 and began an engagement with the people of the region that continues to this day.
Frame 840 x 648mm
toned silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white photograph of two Maori women seated on a wooden bench with their backs against a tree trunk. A young girl is seated behind them.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
30 Mar 1992



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