Ans Westra - Our Future: Ngā Tau ki Muri



  • Suite Gallery (map)
  • 241 Cuba Street
  • Wellington, Wellington, 6011
  • New Zealand

Photival is proud to present 'Our Future: Ngā Tau ki Muri'.

Opening Hours: Tues-Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm

About the Photographer

Born 1936 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Ans Westra lives and works in Wellington. She is responsible for the most comprehensive documentation of Maori culture over 50 years of significant political and cultural change. She immigrated to New Zealand in 1957 and began her career in 1962 as a full time freelance documentary photographer, working mainly for the Department of Education and Te Ao Hou, a Maori magazine published by the Government. In 1998 Ans was awarded the Companion of the Order of New Zealand Merit for services to photography and in 2007 she became an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon artist.

About the Show

In collaboration with Suite Gallery we are showing Ans’ most recent body of work. This collection works with ‘Brink’ as the images are often quite a damning look at the evolving New Zealand landscape and the interaction of our species within these spaces. Ans’ is an icon in New Zealand photography and has been photographing since the 1960’s. Please visit the Suite Gallery's website where her work is archived.

About the Associated Organisation

The Associated organisation is 350 Aotearoa. It is the New Zealand arm of the international climate movement 350.org, which aims to unite the world around climate change solutions. Their mission is to inspire climate action in communities across New Zealand.

350 Aotearoa was launced with the goal to inspire and engage individuals, communities change action and solutions. They run campaigns, provide education, inspiration, practical tools, creative ideas, and leadership to challenge our cultural acceptance of fossil fuels, and to get New Zealand and the rest of the world back on track to 350ppm and, consequentially, climate safety.