Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Found - Anne Kirker

To say Anne Kirker was lost may be unfair, but lost to New Zealand certainly. Still, as a reader has put her name up on the board, here we go. Kirker was Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Auckland Art Gallery and then at the National Art Gallery during Luit Bieringa’s directorship. In 1986 she wrote one of the early books looking at the role of women artists in New Zealand. Two years later she left New Zealand to become Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Queensland Art Gallery and eventually senior curator (special projects). She left the Gallery in 2006 to become a freelance consultant. The photos of Anne Kirker were taken by Christine Webster. There are more on Kirker’s website.