{Suite} Westra Gallery opens — 13.03.12

{Suite} Westra Gallery is dedicated to Icon Ans Westra (CNZM). This is the first exhibition space to be devoted to an Arts Foundation Icon Artist

{Suite} is pleased to announce the opening of its Westra Gallery.  Dedicated to Icon Ans Westra (CNZM) this is the first exhibition space to be devoted to an Arts Foundation Icon Artist - a status that acknowledges the significance and legacy of  Ans Westra's work.

The first exhibition features prints of images made for Maori (1967).  Subsequent exhibitions will include, amongst others, prints from Viliami of the Friendly Islands (1963) and images taken around the James K. Baxter commune in Jerusalem and while on tour with Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop.  

Notes On The Country I Live In (1972),Wellington City Alive (1976), Whaiora (1986) and the updated edition of Washday at the Pa (2011), will be available for purchase alongside the exhibition prints.  A limited edition digital print of the cover image from Washday at the Pa will be released following the opening of the Westra Gallery to celebrate this artist's unique contribution to New Zealand.  

Open to the public from 21 March 2012
{Suite} Westra Gallery, 108 Oriental Parade, Wellington
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm

Image:  (detail) Mangere, 1960, Illustrated 'Maori' 1967, Vintage Silver Gelatin Print, 380 x 305 mm. 
Courtesy {Suite} Westra Gallery