Anne Noble

Anne Noble is one of New Zealand’s most widely recognised and respected contemporary photographers. With images renowned for their beauty, complexity and the conceptual rigour, Noble has been described as “one of New Zealand photography’s most subtle and poetic of practitioners” and her work as “strangely arresting and almost always profoundly moving”.

Noble has been at the forefront of photographic practice in New Zealand since first attracting attention in the early 1980s with her acclaimed photographs of the Wanganui River. Throughout a long and broad-ranging career, in a strategy that has enabled her to explore her subjects and medium in great depth, Anne has worked in series investigating her subject over several years. A common theme across these different bodies of work is how we perceive and understand the natural world. She explores the way representation – photography’s seemingly straight depiction of reality - can operate metaphorically to suggest invisible content and alternative perspectives. Her work never simply describes what it purports to show whether person, landscape or bee.

Recent series include an investigation of honey bees and their role in our world most recently a whimsical and quasi-scientific investigation of the language of treese visible. Conversātiō - In the company of bees by Anne Noble with Zara Stanhope and Anna Brown was published in September 2021.

Anne Noble is full-time artist and Professor Emeritus / Fine Art (Photography) at Massey University College of Creative Arts, Toi Rauwharangi. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an Arts Foundation Laureate Award and a New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to photography. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally and her work is in collections throughout the world.

We have access to Anne Noble’s full catalogue of work, beyond what can be seen on this website. Please contact the gallery for more information about the artist and her work.

In a forest dark... Installation view
2021
Anne Noble
In a forest dark... Installation view
2021
Anne Noble
Bruissment bee wing photogram #12
2016
Anne Noble
photogram
Bruissment bee wing photogram #12
2016
Anne Noble
photogram
Bee Wing Morphology #5
2015
Anne Noble
original tintype /silver emulsion on coated aluminium
300 x 245 x 65 mm
Bee Wing Morphology #5
2015
Anne Noble
original tintype /silver emulsion on coated aluminium
300 x 245 x 65 mm
Bee Wing Morphology Installation Detail
2015
Anne Noble
Bee Wing Morphology Installation Detail
2015
Anne Noble
Dead Bee Portrait #1
2015
Anne Noble
pigment on Canson Baryta paper
260 x 350 mm
Dead Bee Portrait #1
2015
Anne Noble
pigment on Canson Baryta paper
260 x 350 mm
Eidolon #1
2015
Anne Noble
Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
1200 x 800 mm
Eidolon #1
2015
Anne Noble
Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
1200 x 800 mm
Eidolon #3
2015
Anne Noble
Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
1200 x 800 mm
Eidolon #3
2015
Anne Noble
Pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
1200 x 800 mm
Aurina # 3
2009
Anne Noble
1005 x 1120 mm
Aurina # 3
2009
Anne Noble
1005 x 1120 mm
Antarctic experience, Auckland
2008
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
Antarctic experience, Auckland
2008
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
Antarctic experience, San Diego
2008
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
Antarctic experience, San Diego
2008
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
The Argentinan Base, Paradise Harbour
2005
Anne Noble
1040 x 1200 mm framed
The Argentinan Base, Paradise Harbour
2005
Anne Noble
1040 x 1200 mm framed
The international Antarctica Centre Christchurch
2005
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
The international Antarctica Centre Christchurch
2005
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
Whaling, Antarctica (Cantabury Museum)
2003
Anne Noble
variable
Whaling, Antarctica (Cantabury Museum)
2003
Anne Noble
variable
The Cupboard, Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Adventure
2003
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
The Cupboard, Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Adventure

2003
Anne Noble
Piezo pigment on archival paper
variable
Phantasm 5
2003
Anne Noble
350 x 530 mm
Phantasm 5
2003
Anne Noble
350 x 530 mm
William's Field No.3 (under Erebus)
2002
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
400 x 475 mm
William's Field No.3 (under Erebus)
2002
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
400 x 475 mm
Parihaka
2000
Anne Noble
Type C colour print
380 x 750 mm
Parihaka
2000
Anne Noble
Type C colour print
380 x 750 mm
Ruby's Room #22
1998-2007
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
Ruby's Room #22
1998-2007
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
Ruby's Room #30
1998-2007
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
variable
Ruby's Room #30
1998-2007
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
variable
Ruby's Room #40 (version 2)
1998-2007
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
variable
Ruby's Room #40 (version 2)
1998-2007
Anne Noble
pigment on archival paper
variable
The White Veil of a Novice
1989
Anne Noble
silver gelatin print
130 x 200 mm
The White Veil of a Novice
1989
Anne Noble
silver gelatin print
130 x 200 mm