Story: Waikato region

‘At the matinee’

‘At the matinee’

Born near Feilding in 1891, Ida Carey moved with her parents to Tuhikaramea in 1910, the year she produced this lively pencil and ink sketch. Later she became a professional artist, praised for her ‘fresh and vivid’ portraiture. After living overseas for some years, she returned to Hamilton in the mid-1930s and helped found the Waikato Society of Arts. In the 1960s she painted a very popular series of Māori women with moko (facial tattoos).

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Arts, culture and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015