2015 Programme


Silo 6 • 28 May - 17 June
10:30am-4:30pm daily
Direct from Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops, one of Asia’s most respected photographic events and a pivotal part of the Asia Pacific Photoforum network is a presentation of selected photojournalism.
Hum Salon • 2 June - 16 June
7:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat-Sun
These are ongoing projects that explore both California urban life and California sub cultures. These works of art are personal and reflect my own encountered experiences. Through my lens I hope to open a dialogue and awareness between people from very different social backgrounds. In this way I hope to provide a medium that leads to a better understanding in our complex world.
Sanderson Contemporary Art • 2 June - 21 June
10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat-Sun
Imagined and real waterlines dominate Changing Shores of Shadow, as Kate van der Drift contemplates atmospheric fluctuation in close-by, low-lying landscapes, while employing a mixture of analogue and digital manipulation.
Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland • 2 June - 11 July
10am-5pm Tues-Fri, 12pm-4pm Sat
‘If I don’t come home, I’ll see you at Yasukuni.’ Such was the phrase uttered by World War Two soldiers and pilots to their families as they went into battle. Fiona Amundsen’s visual project aims to provoke new experiences of historicised narratives that both pay homage to trauma, but resist holding histories as static or fixed.
Northart • 1 June - 17 June
10am-4pm Mon-Sun
Hong Kong Ink examines how tattoo functions as an agent of cultural exchange and reflects the contemporary tattoo renaissance currently occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2010 Helen Mitchell photographed and interviewed tattooists, combing street scenes with portraits of tattooists to explore contemporary tattoo culture.
Silo 6 • 28 May - 17 June
10:30am-4:30pm daily
Photographic pictures have replaced figurative representations in painting, graphic arts or sculpture not completely. But compared to the countless Christian, mythological, genre and historical paintings of the 19th century, figurative representations are hardly to find in these traditional media today.
Silo 6 • 28 May - 17 June
10:30am-4:30pm daily
The series Interiors is a selection of vernacular photographs found on the Internet and digitally manipulated afterwards by Maria Kapajeva. The final collages demonstrate a collision of two cultures: Russian women in their domestic interiors in the poses they borrow from Western mass media as an exemplification of female sexuality.
Trish Clark Gallery • 20 May - 20 June
12pm-6pm Mon-Fri, 12pm-4pm Sat-Sun
By layering original photographs taken across multiple occasions and locales, Auckland-based artist Jae Hoon Lee weaves fragmentary images into dense, digital compositions. While in the Salon gallery, photographers meditate on the Festival’s theme of Truth and Fiction.
Gus Fisher Gallery • 2 June - 11 July
10am-5pm Tues-Fri, 12pm-4pm Sat
Signature Series is a suite of silver based images taken over a three month period in late 1975 by American-born photographer John Fields. Fields documented the passage of New Zealand into a modern state by photographing roading developments and heritage buildings. Curated by David Langman.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki • 30 May - 29 Nov
10am-5pm daily
For more than three decades Laurence Aberhart, one of New Zealand’s most important photographers, has been photographing World War One memorials that include a single figure in New Zealand and Australia. The exhibition presents more than sixty stunning prints that provide a unique insight into the memorialisation of war, which resonates for audiences both in this country and elsewhere.
Papakura Art Gallery • 2 May - 13 June
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm Sat
Lay of the Land features the work of contemporary New Zealand artists whose practices are centred on recording with a camera the urban expansion and transformation in Auckland. Curated by Anita Totha, the exhibition is a snapshot of the city offering an insight in its burgeoning and irreversible sprawl.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki • 2 May - 30 August
10am-5pm daily
This exhibition marks the world premiere of one of the most ambitious screen-based projects from Aotearoa New Zealand in the presentation of Lisa Reihana's multi-screen panoramic video, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015. Vast in its complexity and scale, this digital video and sound installation challenges stereotypes.
Northart • 1 June - 17 June
10am-4pm Mon-Sun
Presented by Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania. Three contemporary artists from Lithuania approach photography from the air, sea and street. Mindaugas Kavaliauskas “travel'AIR" Edis Jurcys "Crossing waters" Donatas Stankevicius “Old Drivers”
Whitespace • 29 May - 13 June
11am-5pm Tues- Fri, 11am-4pm Sat
"Live, Train, Fight like Thai" is a photo essay/documentary that documents the sport of Muay Thai in NZ over the last 10 years. I have spent many hours at gyms and fight nights in that time, mostly at the invitation of City Lee Gar, which is the first Muay Thai based gym to be established in NZ. This exhibition and book is the culmination of my work.
Mezzanine Gallery, Art Matakana • 29 May - 21 June
10am-3pm Wed-Sun
Matakana Images 2015 is an annual exhibition representative of a collective of independent photographers from diverse backgrounds in the Mahurangi region. Each one converging their practices to showcase photographic artworks which explore and play with issues and aesthetics that fathom photography’s unique art perspective.
Silo 6 • 28 May - 17 June
10:30am-4:30pm daily
Julia Fullerton-Batten has created a series of images which challenge the viewer to contemplate the intimate adult relationship between mothers and daughters and the love, struggle and rivalry in their shared lives.
Atrium on Elliott Shopping Centre • 2 June - 29 June
9am-7pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat-Sun
This touring exhibition showcases the highest scoring photographs from 2014 Awards. Organised by the NZIPP for more than 30 years these annual awards celebrate the excellence of NZ’s professional photographers providing a platform for recognition within the industry and the wider public.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery • 5 June - 9 August
10am-4.30pm daily
‘No Town’ explores sites on the West Coast of the South Island that used to be towns but are now no longer or only sparsely inhabited. Wellington artist Caroline McQuarrie grew up on the West Coast and has long been interested in the history of the region. McQuarrie has photographed the sites and combined these images with her trademark craft works, highlighting the domestic and community aspects of the history of the sites.
Two Rooms Gallery • 29 May - 4 July
11am-5pm Tues-Fri, 11am-3pm Sat
Anne Noble’s exhibition comprises a series of 15 portraits of dead bees, called "the dead bee portraits". They are installed as if populating an imaginary museum of the bee, for a time when the bee no longer exists, and are an elegiac reminder of the importance of our relationship to the natural world.
Elam Projectspace • 9 June - 20 June
9am-5pm Mon-Sun
‘Nothing Anywhere’ represents a selection from de Freitas’ ongoing photographic project Syzygies, a series of 35mm photographs congenitally following the time pattern of a lunar month and distributed digitally.
Corban Estate Arts Centre • 22 May - 21 June
10am-4:30pm daily
Photography’s ability to capture moments in time and place is explored in this exhibition. 'Nothing Lost' features the work of artists that often portray the alchemical and technical act of image making itself while at the same time recording the impermanence of the subject in view.
Aotea Gallery • 29 May - 19 June
10am-5pm daily
Auckland Festival of Photography presents Offside Brazil, a Magnum exhibition, direct from Paris, as part of a cultural exchange between countries hosting FIFA soccer tournaments. Magnum produced the Offside Brazil project with the support of Save the Dream, Instituto Moreira Salles and ESPN. The project that was shot over 5 weeks in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup by 4 Magnum photographers.
Depot Artspace, Main Gallery • 30 May - 24 June
12pm-5pm Mon, 10am–5pm Tues–Sat, 11am–3pm Sun
Oil & Water brings together two independent suites of work by Murray Lloyd and Peter Evans.
Silo 6 • 28 May - 17 June
10am-4pm daily
Exhibited as part of the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China in 2014. This exhibition is presented as part of the cultural exchange in the Asia Pacific Photoforum. The artist’s exclusive presentation for the Silo 6, is a presented as a mural of individual photographs on boats to portray Paramita, the boat of the other shore, the life of the other shore.
White Studios • 30 May - 7 June
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat-Sun
An exhibition of personal works by NZ's leading advertising and commercial photographers. 50% of exhibition sales go to charity.
OREXART • 2 June - 20 June
11am-5pm Tues-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat
Reflections on the World is a group exhibition including work by artists: Ellie Smith, Sonja Gardien, Stacey Simpkin, and David Austin.
Nathan Homestead • 16 May - 28 June
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm Sat-Sun
I read somewhere that we experience the world not only as it is, but also as we are. The notion that each encounter we have exists firstly inside our heads, and the subsequent outcome of each encounter is based largely on our current state of mind, throws up questions around what constitutes rational and irrational thought and behaviour.
Uxbridge Arts • 15 May - 20 June
9am-4pm Mon-Fri, 9:30am-2pm Sat
Te Taniwha & The Thread are two series produced through the ongoing collaboration between the photographer Joyce Campbell and Richard Niania, a historian from the Ruakituri Valley in Wairoa. Both photographic series weave together multiple threads, drawing on the mythology, history and ecology of the Wairoa region.

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