Robin White

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Dame Robin White (born in Te Puke, 1946) is one of New Zealand’s greatest visual artists. Of Pakeha and Maori descent, White was one of the most prominent painters of the 1970s, producing numerous iconic New Zealand images. She subsequently lived on the island of Tarawa
in the Republic of Kiribati for 17 years, before returning to New Zealand in 1999. She is now based in Masterton, but continues to work with weavers and artists from around the Pacific.

Major works made in collaboration with Pacific women are in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

In 2003 White was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

She is represented by Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.