February 2022: Hannah Houshangi
Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each My Choice selection, together with personal responses to the works, will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The February 2022 My Choice has been selected by Hannah Houshangi and is available to view until 28 February, 2022.
Hannah Houshangi is the administrative assistant for the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. While she was born in Whanganui, she moved out of the region with her family aged 2 before returning to Whanganui after the birth of her first son. “Whanganui is such a fantastic place to raise a family as there is so much to do here while at the same time offering a slower pace of life”. She admits that it took living away from the region until her mid-twenties for her to learn this appreciation. With her 3 sons growing up and her eldest son leaving home Hannah is feeling nostalgic about those early child-rearing years and experiencing the first inklings of ‘empty nest syndrome’. Hannah’s My Choice selection is a mixture of works that either appealed to her tastes or reflect her strong affection for Whanganui.