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Okeover, 1993

Behind the scenes

Here's as fine a colony of artists as you could wish for, photographed at Okeover House in 1993.

W A Sutton archive, Robert and Barbara Stewart Library and Archives, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

W A Sutton archive, Robert and Barbara Stewart Library and Archives, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Okeover was the home of the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts from 1957 to 1979. It is currently the home of the University's Registry.

In this photograph we have, from left to right, Chrystabel Aitken, Florence Akins, Ngarita Johnstone, W A Sutton and Mary Bensemann.

That's it, there's no angle here or picture quiz to enter. We simply came across this photo last week among Bill Sutton's papers and its strength was immediately striking. The photographer is unknown, but - the archivist's dream - the names of the people are written on the back. Tagged, you might say.