Ivy Fife

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1903, d.1976

Otira Railway

Ivy Fife was a key member of the group later known as the Canterbury School, who strongly influenced each other in paying attention to buildings and industrial forms in familiar landscape surroundings. In this immaculately painted watercolour she expertly combined her facility in this medium with inventive construction, as a veering railway track swerves beyond the edges of the composition.

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

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