Louise Henderson: From Life

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

In the story of Aotearoa New Zealand art, there's no one quite like Louise Henderson. A French woman who found freedom to be herself in Ōtautahi Christchurch, she became a pioneer of abstraction who remained intensely engaged with the world around her. This long-awaited survey exhibition – accompanied by a lavishly illustrated publication – offers an unforgettable journey through her seven-decade career. Full of bold, colourful observations of life and nature, it includes The Twelve Months, her extraordinary late-career masterpiece. Louise Henderson: From Life was jointly developed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

Image: Louise Henderson Plain and Hills 1936. Oil on canvas on board. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased 2003

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