Along Anzac Parade, 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
What a beautiful moment captured here, a combination of light-hearted humour, tenderness and genuine intimacy. They are both so well dressed, I wonder where they might have been going or coming from. In contrast, the carefree pose of the woman is so informal. My first thought on coming across this photograph was of my late parents, who used to love to walk their dog, Jack along Anzac Parade to James McGregor Park. They might easily have sat in this same spot.
Ingrid Culliford, a musician and music teacher, for the May 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Measurements
Image: 312 x 295mm
Support: 387 x 345mm
Mat board: 717 x 567mm
Media
toned silver gelatin print on paper
Description
View of an elderly couple seated on a bench along Anzac Parade, Whanganui. The woman has her legs resting on the man's knees and his walking stick is leaning against the bench. Houses can be seen in the background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
1996

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Accession Number:
1996/3/50