Anne Noble Photographer, Professor of Fine Arts at Massey University, Teacher and Beekeeper.
Anne Noble is Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts (Photography) at Massey University, Wellington, and a New Zealand Arts Laureate. Her recent projects engage with contemporary environmental issues and result in installations that incorporate still and moving images and sound. In 2014 she spent five months in the United States as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, to initiate creative collaborations with scientists, professional apiarists and members of amateur beekeeping communities. Her most recent work about bees is currently featured in the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane – 23 Nov 2018 – 31 April 2019
Photography for a Future World In this presentation Anne Noble will discuss the development of a series of artworks concerned with the decline of the honey bee. Over the last few years she has worked with a range of photographic approaches to develop new images and metaphors that might provide a critical and imaginative frame through which to consider the fragility of the world’s natural biological systems and our part in their rapid transformation. She will also present some thoughts on the importance of art to our understanding of contemporary environmental issues and her experiences of working with scientists to generate new ways of engaging audiences and communities with the outcomes of innovative art/science collaboration.