This newly introduced Digital Screens initiative for projections of international photography and New Zealand work is a key part of our Festival as we create an accessible selection of free photography experiences exhibitions by well-known NZ photographers.
A collaboration by Denise Batchelor and Heather Randerson - Timatanga o te Whenua tupu ora
The project kaupapa is an artistic exploration of the environmental challenges currently facing our communities. The project raises urgent ecological questions. How do we care for the Ngahere, waters, and dunes in our local environment, whilst being mindful of the global challenges?
Timatanga o te Whenua tupu ora ll is an artists’ impression of the earth’s elemental transition to some form of resurrection. In an optimistic sense it is a visual metaphor for the earth’s innate ability through evolution to renew and regenerate beyond any human intervention, knowledge or control.
Videre Collective - Marty Walker, Simon Ross, Jonathan Armstrong, Simone Cheung, Antoine Veling, Tony Reddrop, Paula Heelan, Jim Griffiths, Peter Waters, Michael Jolliffe
Named for the Latin ‘to see’, Videre Collective is composed of ten antipodean photographers.
“Formed four years ago, we’re spread across urban, suburban and rural Australia and New Zealand. We came together through friendship, awareness and admiration of each others’ photography to create opportunities to show our work. While there is to a degree a common thread of work in the documentary realm, our photography is as varied as our membership, something that we feel reflects the part of the world we are from.”