Artist Profile

Robin WHITE Full Circle

obin White (Ngãti Awa) first came to prominence in the 1970s with her distinctive figurative representations of the landscapes and people of New Zealand. The clarity and figurative concentration of her paintings from this period, such as 1974’s , translate the local specificity of an apparently mundane subject into something both talismanic and joyful. Since then, White’s practice has evolved as she has lived and travelled throughout the Pacific. In 1982 the artist moved to Kiribati, where she lived for seventeen years, leading her to experiment with a range of new media and techniques and, perhaps most significantly, opening the door to collaboration. Since moving back to New Zealand, the evolution of this collaborative mode of working has allowed White to foster a rich range of reciprocal

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