Hiruharama (Jerusalem) 1982

Anne Noble, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Jerusalem, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1982.
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About the Work
“My selection from the collection could not be complete without an image from Noble's ongoing work around the Whanganui River. There are so many interesting and powerful images in the project so far that I could never choose a favourite. This image is truly haunting in its beauty and darkness.” – Solomon Mortimer, ‘My Choice’ November 2021

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 132 x 314mm
selenium and gold toned silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white panoramic photograph of the Whanganui River. The foreground is of dark bush and a single ponga or tree fern silhouetted against the brightness of a dense mist hanging over the River. The far bank is just visible through the mist.
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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