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Aperture - The Life & Work of Ans Westra

Coghill Theatre

Saturday 10th July 2021, 7pm

Creative Mercury Bay and Arts on Tour proudly presents Aperture - The Life and Work of Ans Westra, a creative and innovative one-woman play starring actor and director Martine Baanvinger. 


This is a unique opportunity to learn about NZ Arts Foundation Icon photographer, Ans Westra, who led a successful career capturing the essence of the people of Aotearoa. Fascinated by Maori culture in particular, she created an intimate and uniquely historical documentation of Maori life. Her first publications, including the controversial ‘Washday at the pa’, offered insight into the Maori way of life in rural Aotearoa at a time of urbanisation. 


Join us at the Coghill Theatre to experience DramaLAB’s visually stunning and intimate portrait of Ans, focusing on her childhood in The Netherlands, her immigration journey to New Zealand and the start of her photography career in the 1960’s. 


When: Saturday 10 July, 7pm

Where: Coghill Theatre, Whitianga

Performance length: 1 hour 10 minutes

Tickets: Adults $25 | Youth 18 and under $10. On sale on Friday 18 June, available from Mercury Bay Pharmacy and online at Eventbrite


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Aperture - The Life & Work of Ans Westra

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