About the Work
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 287 x 286mm (sight)
toned silver gelatin print on paper
Women preparing for the celebrations. One of the women has her hair piled high in a beehive and is doing another's hair with hairspray.
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996.