Jane Zusters

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1951

Jane [as a cowboy]

  • 1975
  • Unique silver gelatin print
  • Gift of the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery, 2022, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary 1971-2021
  • 181 x 230mm
  • 2022/057

“Our society does not encourage women to develop their ability as artists. If we should choose to, we must do it within the context of a male-dominated art establishment and art education system. Patriarchy discourages in a woman the single-mindedness and inner committment to herself, that is necessary if she is to be an artist. However, with our discrediting of the old myths of femininity and its limitations, many of us will be woman artists.” —Jane Zusters, 1975

(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )

Exhibition History