Robin White

Aotearoa New Zealand / Kiribati, b.1946
Ngāti Awa

Brigid Is Holding A Nautilus

  • Purchased 1985
  • Woodcut
  • 380 x 285mm
  • 85/19:4-14
  • 1985

In the collection exhibition ‘Brought to Light’, a selection of prints by Italian engraver Teodoro Viero were juxtaposed with prints by contemporary New Zealand artist Robin White to offer two views of the Pacific, from two centuries apart. In her set of prints, White offers a kind of diary of her life on the coral island Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati, where she moved in 1982 to work with the island’s Bahá'í community. With limited space and access to art materials, White chose the robust and portable woodblock medium. 28 Days in Kiribati responds to a visit to Kiribati by White’s friend and fellow artist Claudia Pond-Eyley and her daughter Brigid. (Brought to Light, November 2009)