Oil and earth pigments on canvas
985 x 1185mm (image); 1150 x 1350mm (frame)
Kia Tau, Ake Tonu shows the artist with her daughter in the landscape at their home in Pākiri, north of Tāmaki Makaurau. The title can be loosely translated as ‘forever calm’ or ‘let there be calm, forever’.
InscriptionsTITLE "KIA TAU, AKE TONU" / OILS, EARTH PIGMENT, ON CANVAS / Star Gossage 2013 [verso]
Gathered Voices: Highlights from the Fletcher Trust Collection, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 15 September to 11 December 2022 (toured)
Mau Āhua – Portraits by Contemporary Māori Artists, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 4 November 2016 to 14 February 2017
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from International Art Centre, Tāmaki Makaurau, 17 November 2020, lot 26
Private collection, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, purchased from Page Blackie Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 2014