Yarns With Ans - Time Capsule: Ans Westra in the Hutt


Ans Westra, 'Glen and Robin Martin, Judd Cres, Naenae' from the series 'Portrait of the Hutt', 1988-1989. Courtesy of the artist and Suite Tirohanga

On a rainy morning at the beginning of autumn, in a slightly unpredictable council car, I joined photographer Ans Westra and curator Sian van Dyk for a four-wheeled wander through the streets of Naenae to visit some of the photographs taken by Ans in the area in 1988 -1989, and which have now been produced as billboards as part of the exhibition Time Capsule: Ans Westra in the Hutt.

We talk with Ans about her relationship with her subjects, her proclivity for getting in and out of trouble, and the real struggle photographers face in trying to keep their eyes on the road…

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