June Black

June Black Archive

June Black Archive by June Black

Artwork Detail

June Black (1910-2009) was a New Zealand sculptor, painter and printmaker who exhibited nationally and internationally particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. She is known for her use of clay as a sculptural medium at a time when domestic pottery was the norm in the ceramic arts. Her figurative and conceptual works reflect her extensive reading and interest in existentialism, surrealism and the theatre of the absurd. A feminist in advance of her time, Black’s archive includes journals covering her life for over forty years in which she recorded quotes, ideas and personal experiences.

Photograph of a June Black 'longbod' in situ is by Brian Moss c.1960.

June Black Archive
Production date
circa 1890-2015
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of June Black, 2017
Accession no
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Research Library
Display status
Not on display

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