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"Anne Noble: States of Grace"
2003-06-14 until 2003-08-31
Auckland Art Gallery
This is the first survey of the work of one of New Zealand's foremost artists and photographers. The exhibition covers two decades of Anne Noble's work presenting the major themes and installations - the Wanganui River series, In the Presence of Angels 1989 (taken in a London convent), In my father's garden 2001 (on the death of her father) and colour photographs of her daughter Ruby showing off mouthfuls of coloured sweets.
Noble’s work explores a wide range of social, ethical and poetic issues—from landscape to religion, from the personal to the political. Throughout, her art is characterised by its intense formal beauty, and its enrichment of documentary models of photography with symbolic and poetic qualities. The exhibition features between 80-100 photographs from Noble’s major photographic essays, with selected photographs from additional essays to draw out thematic connections between them. States of Grace also includes a body of new work created by the artist for this exhibition.
States of Grace is organised and toured by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Exhibition tour is sponsored by Crown Relocations.
Ruby's Room No.10 2000
inkjet prints, pigment on vinyl
Collection of the artist