b. 1954, New Zealand

Anne Noble Biography

Anne Noble is one of New Zealand’s most respected photographers. Her substantial body of work spans landscape, documentary and installations that incorporate both still and moving images. She often works in series enabling her to explore the medium and its possibilities in great depth.

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Since 2001, Noble has been researching and photographing Antarctica. She is exploring the cultural construction of place through imagination and depiction. Moving away from the traditional photographer’s role as companion to exploratory and surveying teams, and questioning the tendency to frame the Antarctic landscape as heroic, picturesque or sublime, Noble is searching for appropriate forms of representation in light of our current, rather than historical, relationship to place.

In 1998, Noble embarked on a series of photographs of Ruby’s room (Anne’s daughter), her toys, and spectacular close-ups of her mouth. The works expand Ruby's mouth in many guises to a scale that is at once scary, comical and heroic. Lush, large, and electric in colour, the photographs are of imaginary disembodied physical and sensory experience.

In 2001 The Dunedin Public Art Gallery curated a major retrospective of her work. The resulting exhibition States of Grace, toured New Zealand 2001–2003. In 2005 and 2006 her work featured in exhibitions at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, in Berlin and the Patio Herreriano in Spain.

Anne Noble Featured Artworks

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Ratanui #8, Tarapuruhi, Whanganui by Anne Noble contemporary artwork photography
Anne Noble Ratanui #8, Tarapuruhi, Whanganui, 2021 pigment on paper (unframed)
140 x 92.6 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Ratanui #7, Tarapuruhi, Whanganui by Anne Noble contemporary artwork photography
Anne Noble Ratanui #7, Tarapuruhi, Whanganui, 2021 Pigment on paper (unframed)
140 x 92.6 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Piss Poles, Antarctica, Aurina #4 by Anne Noble contemporary artwork photography
Anne Noble Piss Poles, Antarctica, Aurina #4, 2008 Pigment print on Ilford gold fibre silk paper
105 x 121 cm (incl frame)
Jonathan Smart Gallery Contact Gallery
Mementos, Pipiriki by Anne Noble contemporary artwork photography
Anne Noble Mementos, Pipiriki, 1981 Silver gelatin print
22 x 33 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery Contact Gallery
Filing into Sanctuary (In the Presence of Angels) by Anne Noble contemporary artwork photography
Anne Noble Filing into Sanctuary (In the Presence of Angels), 1989–2003 Silver gelatin print
13 x 19 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery Contact Gallery
Nocturnal Assembly #10 by Anne Noble contemporary artwork print
Anne Noble Nocturnal Assembly #10, 2019 Pigment print on Canson Baryta paper
61 x 39.5 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Nocturnal Assembly #5 by Anne Noble contemporary artwork print
Anne Noble Nocturnal Assembly #5, 2019 Pigment print on Canson Baryta paper
61 x 39.5 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Frameshift 1–4 by Anne Noble contemporary artwork print
Anne Noble Frameshift 1–4, 2019 Pigment print on Canson Baryta paper
40.5 x 31 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery

Anne Noble Recent Exhibitions

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