Entitled (Michele Davies, after Michael Smither)

Julia Holden, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2018.
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About the Work
Colour photograph taken from a performance piece where artist Julia Holden physically painted the subject in reference to an artwork from the Sarjeant Gallery collection. In this case the reference artwork is an 'Untitled' painting from the Sarjeant Gallery collection by Michael Smither. The model is Michele Davies.
This work is part of a suite of 5 works that were first exhibited in 'Julia Holden: Sarjeant Portraits' that was shown at Sarjeant on the Quay during Julia Holden's Tylee Residency - 22 Dec 2018 - 17 Feb 2019. The five works were shown incorporated within a larger exhibition to commemorate the 125th anniversary of womens' suffrage in New Zealand '125: Celebrating Women from the Collection'. The '125...' exhibition also included the five source works that Julia Holden was referencing.
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Media
archival pigment print
Description
Colour photograph showing a woman seated in a chair facing the viewer but holding up a book which obscures her face. The model for the photograph has been physically painted, with paint on their face, hair, and clothing as well as the furniture and props in the scene. The subject has fair hair cut in a bob with side part and is wearing a red long sleeved top with white paint dripping over the chest and shoulders, and a short red skirt. She is seated in a red armchair with one leg crossed over the other. Her right hand is in her lap while her left holds the book up obscuring her face. The book has 'ENTITLED' painted in blue on its front cover. In the foreground below the figure is a flat red surface with a painted coffee cup. The background is in neutral shades of brown with a strip of khaki coloured paint at the right.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Tylee Residency exhange,
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Feb 2020

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2020/8/4

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