Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life


Past event

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Join Felicity Milburn (lead curator, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū) and Julia Waite (curator, New Zealand art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki) for a very special tour of their favourite moments – large and small! –  in the Louise Henderson: From Life exhibition. 

This event has been relocated to the auditorium to allow for physical distancing, and numbers are limited.

This talk is complemented by music from two wildly talented University of Canterbury School of Music string ensembles performing beforehand in the foyer, from 1-3pm.

In the story of Aotearoa New Zealand art, there’s no one quite like Louise Henderson. A Frenchwoman who found freedom to be herself in Ōtautahi Christchurch, she became a pioneer of abstraction who remained intensely engaged with the world around her. This long-awaited survey exhibition offers an unforgettable journey through her seven-decade career. Full of bold, colourful observations of life and nature, it includes The Twelve Months, her extraordinary late-career masterpiece.

Share in colour, form and inspired observation.