Māori Women at Kawhia

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
"I really enjoy this painting on quite a basic level. I love the tones and textures in the women’s clothing and it’s a really peaceful scene to sit with."
- Jess Murphy, 'My Choice' exhibition series, June 2022.
Measurements
Frame 850 x 494 x 28mm
Image 785 x 430mm
Media
oil on canvas
Description
Oil painting on canvas of a group of five women beside a coastal landscape. Several of the women are bending down to collect things from the beach. One is wearing a carry bag on her back. The women are wearing brightly coloured clothes and head scarves. The painting is quite gestural in blocks of colour without fine detail. Framed within a thin textured gold painted frame.
Credit Line
Collection of the Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Collection Type
Loans
Acquisition Date
Circa 1984

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Accession Number:
1/17