Wall, Police Station, 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
“I love this image. Way before Banksy, our own people were protesting against what they believed were the injustices that occurred in times past. I love the casual laidback style that the people in this image represent. I think this image rings true with injustices all over the world.”

– Taane Tamati, Customer Services Officer at the Whanganui District Council for the Nov 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.

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.
Image 275 x 290mm
toned silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white photograph showing a mother with a child in a stroller in front of a tall concrete block wall near the Whanganui Police Station. The wall has grafitti written on it "Just because you have the power doesn't mean you have the right"
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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