Jacqueline Fahey


Jacqueline Fahey (1929- ) studied at Canterbury College School of Art from 1946-51. Fahey began her career as a painter in the 1950s and was one of New Zealand’s first artists to paint from a woman’s perspective. One of Fahey’s recurring themes is the validation of women’s domestic labour and the conflict and challenge that is often involved. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout her career. In the late 1980s Jacqui Fahey became an influential lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University. An accomplished writer, her memoir, Something for the birds, was published by Auckland University Press in 2006. New Zealand Fine Prints stock one reproduction print (of Fahey's 1970s painting called "Sisters Communing") and original screenprints including the well-known "Alex won't Eat".

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