Rhona Haszard

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1901, d.1931

Untitled (Looking Through Strand Lane From Hereford Street, Christchurch)

Rhona Haszard painted this work in Ōtautahi Christchurch while studying at the Canterbury College School of Art among a company of talented peers, including Olivia Spencer Bower, Evelyn Page, Ivy Fife and Rata Lovell-Smith. In its use of spatial structure and restrained palette, it reflects an innovative approach and the likely impact and encouragement of the school’s recently arrived principal, Archibald Nicoll. The inclusion of motor vehicles adds a further stylish, modern note.

(From Here on the Ground, 18 May – 17 November 2024)

Exhibition History