Anne Noble
Dead bee portrait #08 2015–16
pigment on Canson Baryta paper
Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland
© Courtesy of the artist

Anne Noble

Anne Noble is acclaimed for photographic work that demonstrates formal beauty and critical enquiry. Dead bee portrait #08 is from a series of 15 portraits of dead bees that Noble made in 2015–16 to explore the honeybee and its increasingly unstable, fragile place in our world. Her research was instigated during a Fulbright fellowship when Noble was based at Columbia College in Chicago as an international artist in residence.


Research the importance of bees to our survival and their current threat to discover what we can do to save the bees. 


Art and sustainability: A Geelong Gallery collection resource (PDF, 1.76 MB)