Antarctica (11) (Discovery Museum, Dundee)

Noble, Anne
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Anne Noble is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed photographers, her images renowned for their beauty, complexity and conceptual rigour. Her substantial body of work spans landscape, documentary and installations incorporating still and moving images.

These photographs are from a series of work created as a result of Noble’s visit to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow in 2002 and preceding visits to various Antarctic themed Museum exhibitions around the world. The artist says, “Going to Antarctica I wanted to provide two bodies of work and consider two ways of looking at the landscape – a study of light on the Antarctic landscape, white on white – and to consider the landscape formed by the activities and culture of science.” Noble’s images capture a landscape that, often exists only in the imagination or as simulated experiences, exploring ideas about the way our experiences of the ‘real’ are mediated by technology.

Anne Noble (born 1954, Whanganui) graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland,1983. Having exhibited major photographic series and published widely throughout New Zealand and internationally, Noble was honoured in 2001 with a retrospective touring exhibition and major book spanning 20 years of her work by Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Noble was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2003, and in 2008 won a prestigious US National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Award to continue work in Antarctica, followed by an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award, 2009. In 2013 Massey University Wellington made Noble a Distinguished Professor. Anne Noble lives and works in Wellington.
piezo pigment on archival paper
Image: 395 x 500mm
Frame: 625 x 715mm
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