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3 x 1
Gow Langsford Gallery • 25 May - 12 June
Tue - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4 pm
3 x 1 is a series of photographic exhibitions. Throughout the series photographers Bruce Jarvis, Simon Devitt and Patrick Reynolds will each present week-long exhibitions. Dates: Bruce Jarvis - 25-29 May; Simon Devitt - 1-5 June; Patrick Reynolds - 8-12 June. See our website for further information about the artists and exhibition schedule.
Satellite Gallery • 25 May - 12 June
Mon - Fri 11am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 3pm
]erge brings together works from three photographers – Hamish Macdonald, Richard Smallfield and Jenny Tomlin. Each is working within their regional environments, their similar concern being with the barely noticed or fleeting, provoking a response to the commonplace. The physical place is less important in Macdonald’s and Tomlin’s work, rather evoking poetry or a state of mind. Smallfield’s is a documentary, yet personal take on back-country roads, emphasising the sense that this type of landscape is fast disappearing. [
]erge hovers around the interaction of the artists’ different approaches, which nevertheless form a cohesive whole – rather than a literal road’s edge.
A Warm Afternoon Between Fact and Fiction
Bath Street Gallery • 27 May-19 June
Tue–Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Andrea Gardner works in the realm of staged photography. She creates diorama-like set-ups in her studio which consist of old paintings, artificial plants, taxidermied animals, soil, insects and people. Her staged tableau show an ongoing interest in romantic interpretations of the landscape and a revising of what is considered “picturesque”. Through blending the real with the unreal the photographs explore our relationship with animals, nature and the environment.
Ahua: A Beautiful Hesitation
Two Rooms • 27 May - 3 July
Tues-Fri 11am-6pm Sat 11am-3pm
Fiona Pardington's latest work is a series of large-scale portraits of life-casts made of Maori and Pacific people during Dumont d'Urville's voyage to the Pacific in 1837-1840. Life-casts were a pre-photographic form of recording a person's image and were often collected for ethnographic studies, phrenology and as curiosities. As works of art in a contemporary context they are poignant reminders of the humanity embodied within the casts and the photographic image. This exhibition explores the meaning of the casts, their individual history and their function in relation to portraiture and photography. Curator Dr Kriselle Baker. Associate Curator Megan Tamati-Quennell A special thank you to Creative New Zealand, The Todd Trust and The Art50 Trust. Piuraki, John Love Tikao created with the permission of the Tikao Family. Takatahara created with the permission of the people of the Horomaka, Banks Peninsula.
Lopdell House Gallery • 12 June - 1 August
10am-4:30pm every day
McCahon House residency artist Ava Seymour presents a new series of works developed during her summer residency in the studio next to Colin McCahon’s cottage in French Bay. Combining photoshop, collage and photography, Seymour’s images explore the subtleties of colour and shape and the relationships between form and line.
Antoinette Godkin Gallery • 16 June - 1 July
11am-5pm Tue-Fri, 11am -3pm Sat
Lisa Benson: recent images from her tenure in Bejing. Esther Leigh: A series of photographs depicting ice landscape models on reflective glass. Miranda Parkes; a painter whose practice also involves photographing formal instances in her everyday environment. These photos capture glitches in the medium of television and illusory images take a backseat role. For Jennifer French, photography is essentially a document of a moment. “What I am interested in is the document of the document; the original moment taken out of its context via a second process of documentation, and repositioned in another time and place.”
Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards
Vero Centre • 9 June - 2 July
7am to 6pm Monday-Friday
Showcasing the highest scoring 150 images from the annual Iris Awards. The finest works of New Zealand's leading professionals are judged each year over a number of catagories including commercial, creative, editorial, landscape, people, wedding and with a catagory for students and assistants.
Every Fish I Ever Caught: Darren Glass
Anna Miles Galley • 2 June - 3 July
11am-5pm Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat
Since 1990, Darren Glass has made more than 90 pinhole cameras, including frisbee, wheelie-bin and ‘log’ cams. He has transformed the breathing hole of a paua into a ‘natural aperture’ and baked a raspberry pie cam in the oven. This exhibition concerns the monumental results of No 76, Every Fish I Ever Caught Cam, a single-aperture pinhole for 70mm x 35M roll film that Glass has been using on fishing trips to the coastlines of Northland since 2005. Fishing trips will continue until just before the exhibition, to complete this 35-metre-long record of more than 200 fish caught and kept.
Old Masters: 19th Century NZ Photographers
John Leech Gallery • 19 May - 12 June
10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat
This exhibition focuses on the main 19th Century New Zealand photographers who traversed the country in difficult circumstances to document the landscape and the people within. Although many of these photographers are known, John Leech Gallery thinks they deserve greater recognition for their efforts and expertise in documenting early New Zealand.
The New Zealand Steel Gallery • 3 June-30 June
11am-5pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat
One Moment - Frozen crucial split seconds captured for analysis. Satnam Deo tries to freeze minuscule moments of often vigorous energy that occur in sport. By being very selective in the inclusion and exclusion of details in the background space he manipulates the sound of the image. The viewer can imagine whether the athlete was drowned by a roaring crowd or completely absorbed in their own personal silence. In this way the images are not only about the split second movement for the athlete but about their frame of mind.
One of My Worlds
Whitespace • 8 June - 26 June
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Gil Hanly has been taking pictures for over 30 years- One of My Worlds looks at the art world and the people and places she has known.
Tim Melville Gallery • 8 June - 3 July
Tue-Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 3pm
Roberta Thornley is recognised for the haunting quality she gives to everyday objects through her meticulous staging and distinctive manipulation of light. Her photographs have captured the attention of curators and collectors from New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Europe. She says: “I want my photographs to ask questions and to be rich with narrative possibilities. At the same time I try to evoke atmospheres that oscillate between melancholy and desire”. In early 2010, Thornley created a new suite of images for the annual exhibition of emerging photographers at Stills Gallery, Sydney. Her presentation at Tim Melville Gallery will include an edition of these works.
Artstation • 2 June-19 June
9am-9pm Mon-Thu, 9am-5pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat
Four photographers interpret the theme of transition in four different ways. This photographic exhibtion involves a range of portraiture, landscape and documentary photography.
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