Koiro, Wanganui River, 1982

Anne Noble, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui River, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1982.
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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.'
- http://www.art-newzealand.com/Issues21to30/noble.htm
Image 288 x 196mm
Frame 475 x 375mm
selenium toned, silver gelatin print
Black and white photograph of the Whanganui River showing a high contrast between the dark banks and the light reflecting river surface, and light sky. The bank on the left angles towards the lower right corner of the image. There is a silhouette of a tree over the river at the upper left as well as further tree silhouettes on the far bank at the upper right of the image. The focal point is the light playing across the water surface.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with funds from the W McDuncan Trust, 1982.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1982



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