No.s 17 and 19 Bell St., Wanganui

Ans Westra, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in pre 1996.
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About the Work
This shot resonates with me and reminds me of Wes Andersons movies which I religiously watched as a kid. Classics like Fantastic Mr Fox and Grand Budapest Hotel. My brother and I are fascinated by the way he composes his scenes with elegance and symmetry while keeping to a minimalist but bright colour scheme. This image does this to a ‘T’ but in our small town of Whanganui I passed these houses everyday going to school. Seeing images like this sets new perspectives of the world that we already inhabit and I really appreciate that.
- Lola Camden, a gallery assistant at NZ Glassworks, for the February 2021 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Image 310 x 310 mm
colour photograph
Colour photograph of 2 similar timber houses side by side. The left one has an orange roof, the right house has a green roof. A red scooter is parked in front of the right house.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1996.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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