Anne Noble – Bio

Anne Noble is recognised as a major figure in New Zealand photography, and is known for creating work that demonstrates both formal beauty and critical investigation. She has addressed a range of issues from landscape to religion, the personal to the political, including an extensive body of work on Antarctica that challenges its representation as picturesque and sublime.

Noble has won an impressive number of awards, grants and residencies, including the 31st Overseas Photographer Higashikawa Award (2015), a US National Science Foundation Award Medal (2011), a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate Award (2009) and she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Photography in New Zealand (2003). Her work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Emanations: the Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett Brewster Gallery, NZ (2016); The Alchemists, Australian Centre for Photography (2015); Present History, National Gallery of Australia (2013); Sightseeing, University of Plymouth, UK (2010); Anne Noble: Antarctic Photographs, Centre for Creative Photography, VIC (2008); Heat: Art and Climate Change, RMIT Gallery (2008); The Ecologies Project, MUMA (2008); Photoquai Biennale, Paris (2007); and the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (1993). Her work is held in major public and private collections, including Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand, and Auckland Institute & Museum.