The Korero

Edith Collier, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Kawhia, Waikato, New Zealand in 1927-1928.
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About the Work
This painting has been one of my absolute favourites since I first encountered it on a visit home in 1981 - my parents had moved up to the Turakina Valley and introduced me to the Sarjeant Gallery and the work of Edith Collier and the postcards came with me back to London. There is such a quiet strength in the figures of these women enhanced by the vivid colours of their clothing against the landscape. There is a beautiful setting by NZ composer Dorothy Buchanan of Hone Tuwhare's poem, "Tangi". When playing it, this painting has always come to mind.
Ingrid Culliford, a musician and music teacher, for the May 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Frame 933 x 576 x 56mm
Image 810 x 450mm
oil on board
Framed large portrait format painting of a group of women standing before a landscape with a lake and hill in far background. Standard wooden frame, painted off white.
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Collection of the Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. This work was conserved with the generous support of Malcolm and Margaret Edgar in 2004.
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