- Gifted by the artist, 1997
- 145 x 68mm
Florence Akins attended the Canterbury College School of Art in the 1920s alongside her lifelong friend Chrystabel Aitken. Her teacher, Francis Shurrock, taught Florence printmaking and was an important role model for the young student. She described him as “an outstanding teacher [who] taught much else besides technique”. Only a handful of Florence’s linocuts are known to have survived, including The Metalworker. Florence collected prints by her contemporaries, and the Gallery has benefited from her gift of works by Francis Shurrock, Bill Sutton and Alexander McLintock, among others.
Ink on Paper: Aotearoa New Zealand Printmakers of the Modern Era, 11 February – 28 May 2023