The Wanganui, Upper Reaches. 1981
Anne Noble, Artist
This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui River, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1981.See full details
About the Work
The Whanganui River is a spiritual place for Anne Noble, who grew up on its banks. In 1982 she made a photographic journey up the river, she says of it 'In the morning the mist rises off the river, and from a hilltop above the valley I see a long snake of mist floating in the river's path, that stretches as far as the eye can see. The Wanganui; a healing river of sacred springs and potent secrets. I came out of the Place as the Spring from its Source. I made a journey to claim this river. I feel its currents curling around my bones.'
236 x 348mm
selenium toned, silver gelatin print
Misty black and white image of the river between banks, the distance is obscured by mist
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with funds from the W McDuncan Trust, 1982.