Whanganui Regional Museum, Wanganui

Ans Westra, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1993.
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About the Work
The Whanganui Regional Museum brought me to town in 2015. I spent two excellent years running their public programmes, enjoying the magnificent collection and delicious staff morning teas. This image by Ans Westra is taken from the Watt Street side of the front entrance and shows a woman sitting in front of a sign for a temporary exhibition, on what is today a garden planted with native plants. For me, it feels like a fond snapshot of my everyday experience at the Museum - learning about natural and social heritage inside the building, then popping out to Pukenamu Queen's Park for a lunchtime picnic in the sun.
Riah King-Wall, a freelance cultural sector professional and postgraduate student, for the April 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
290 x 290mm
toned black & white photograph
After arriving in the country from her native Holland, Westra made her first trip up the Whanganui River in 1960 and began an engagement with the people of the region that continues to this day.
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Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996.
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Permanent collection
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