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Home What is home? comes to us in a slow burn of revelation in the hands of the artists in this exhibition. The artists, each connected to the Australasia Pacific Region look at assumptions of home as a given. Questions of where we come from? and, how long have we been here? so pertinent to our region, are palpably raised in the artists’ photographic works. For some of the artists, they never came from - they were always here. Home as spirit. Home as land. For others their family was forced away from ancestral homelands and set adrift, hoping to find refuge and acceptance in lands new to them. Home as hope. Photographs of home past carried forward into new homes, reveal photography’s paradoxical relationship with time. Home as return. Many of us within our region draw from multiple bloodlines. Home as heritage.
In other artists work, the disquiet of the suburban home where ‘all is well’ slowly dissipates into states of angst, into the DNA of our suburban dream. Houses lit up like cruise ships, houses constructed from memory. Doorsteps from which every one has departed, doorsteps at which no one can arrive. It is a significant human experience to know home, and these artists powerfully suggest that home is not a fixed experience. Rather home is a shape shifter revealed through time, culture, and politics. Simone Douglas, Curator, ‘Home’ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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Festival Team 2016 Public Participation Director: Julia Durkin, ‘Home’ Curator: Simone Douglas, Annual Commission & Festival projects: Elaine Smith, Fringe programme & Marketing co-ordinator: Bev Goodwin, Media manager: Victor van Wetering, Festival Intern: Brittany Cole. Design by R F Studio
Gallery, Sir James Wallace, Wallace Arts Trust. Jeet Suchdev, Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust. Thanks so much to Y. Rosanna Raymond, Makerita Urale at Creative New Zealand, Peter Masefield & team at NZ Internet Services. John at Digital Darkroom. Robert Stoddard at BVO, John Rutherford & Valerie Gill at XA. All our exhibitors, artists, Festival volunteers.
Festival Trust 2016: Wendy Brandon, Terry Baxter, Annika Bennett, Jocelyn Carlin, Julia Durkin, Jim He, MNZM and Elaine Smith.
Cover Images: Nigel Swinn, Chris CorsonScott, Laurence Aberhart, Trent Parke (© Trent Parke No 432 Candid portrait of a woman on a street corner. Adelaide, 2013. Pigment print, 60 x 60cm. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery), F4 Collective, Sim Chi Yin
Thanks to: Cllr Cathy Casey, Auckland Council, Nathan Calladine, Andrew Graham, Nick Strawbridge at Nikon NZ, Lacklands, Kara Biggs & Megan Best at Sacred Hill Vineyards, Libby Jeffery at Momento Photo Books. Giana Choroszewski at VII Photo, Kim O’Loughlin at Auckland Art Gallery, Linda Tyler at Gus Fisher
Details may be subject to last minute change. Check with venues or our FaceBook page, or website.
Annual Commission by Sacred Hill
Bedroom 2013 (courtesy artist & Tim Melville Gallery)
2 – 20 June
Silo 6 Silo Park, Wynyard Qtr, Opens 6pm on Thursday 2 June, Hours 10.30am – 4.30pm daily, 09 307 7055, photographyfestival.org.nz
The Auckland Festival of Photography 2016 features the 6th Annual Commission, this year presented by Sacred Hill. Each year, an Auckland-based photographer is commissioned to create a new body of work for exhibition during the Festival. The commission provides an opportunity to support and promote an Auckland photographer as well as create a cultural and artistic asset for present and future Auckland audiences to enjoy. This year’s commissioned artist is Russ Flatt.
Kia whakatomuri te haere whakamua. I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on the past. Russ Flatt’s carefully staged photographs utilise different genres, modes and points of view in order to recover and reconstruct memories and past events. His work addresses notions of identity by looking towards a reimagined past in order to recognise the present. Russ Flatt graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in 2013 from Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts. His work is held in collections including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, the James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland Council and the University of Auckland. Other shortlisted artists this year were Solomon Mortimer and Helen Clegg.
Ian Strange, Shan Turner-Carroll, Lin & Lam, Arthur Ou, Anna Carey, Shoufay Derz. Curated by Simone Douglas.
Ian Strange, Burn Series – Burn series is a part of a larger body of work entitled SUBURBAN. Over two years Strange worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film site-specific interventions incorporating suburban homes. The recording of these interventions through photographic documentation forms the basis of this work. The most dramatic of all his approaches, however, is the Burn Series in which, with the involvement of the fire department in Ohio, houses were set alight and burned to the ground in an act of symbolic requital; the surviving record
Someone digging in the Ground 2015 (Red) — Shoufay Derz
Golden Palm 2012 — Anna Carey
Test-Screen_(Pt Reyes)_2013 — Arthur Ou
‘Burn Series [Image 4]’ - SUBURBAN Ian Strange, 2013. Archival digital print
In situ Cubby Cave — Shan Turner-Carroll
2 – 20 June
of their existence being Strange’s art-directed photographic documentation. Strange’s photographs and videos challenge the idea of the family home as a place of warmth and safety by simultaneously elevating and destroying it, both literally and figuratively. In doing so, New York based Strange reveals his own antithetical relationship with the suburbs and invites us to explore our own response to them. Excerpt from - Ian Strange: SUBURBAN - By David Hurlston and Polly Smith (Originally published by the National Gallery of Victoria, July 24th 2013)
Shan Turner-Carroll – ‘The Cubby Cave’ is inspired by the notion of an archetypal journey and the liminal space of transition. This body of work exists between the real and imagined. The photographs document both ritual and performance, creating representational symbols influenced by rites of passage. The costumes are made of both found and constructed materials. The traveling jacket is designed to be like a portable shelter. Symbolic gifts are sown onto the leaf material - work as talismans of protection, vertical gardens that provide food along the path, and a portable shrine to be accessed at any stage. One can search the world looking for contentment, for home, but once you realize that your true home is within yourself within the true nature of your mind, you are not bound by one place, you can take that anywhere you are… Meditation is the act of bringing the mind home. The Cubby Cave is an extension of the idea of home, shelter, and sacred space. Anna Carey conflates the real with memory and imagination. She constructs miniature models of vernacular architecture, documenting these models with the camera and then displaying the resulting photographs. The camera lens magnifies the model with all its imperfections and reminds the viewer that the photograph has been constructed with a miniature-materialized object. In turn this creates a disorientating experience for the viewers and opens up a space for one to pause and reflect on their own experiences embedded within the familiar spaces. Arthur Ou writes, “Through photography, one of the recent concerns in my practice deals with notions of the landscape as an artificial phenomenon. The urge to photograph the sea grew stronger after I relocated to NY from California some time ago, which also arise from the desire to picture an entity that I consider a connecting force between the two places — California and Taiwan — that I consider my “homelands.” These photographs also extend to the interest in some of the specific sites where key modernist photographic works were made, though at the same time wanting to disrupt the clichéd beauty that comes from representing the sea. The black calligraphic areas in these seascapes are deliberate disruptions that become decorative elements that directly obstruct an illusionistic view of the photographed scenes.” Shoufay Derz, a Sydney based artist of both German and Taiwanese ancestry, portrays landscapes through the thematic lens of home, inheritance, and lineage. From the desert valleys of the Taklamakan desert in China, the Badlands of the Taiwan, and the Australian bush, Derz mines the landscape for a connection to heritage. For Derz, ‘home’ is an unfixed idea, made up of shifting
layers of the known and familiar coalescing with a dark substratum of fissures, erosion and voids. Land is imagined as layers of time, and history as the indeterminate embedded in the visible world forming the bedrock of our identity and sense of ‘home’.
Sim Chi Yin — The Rat Tribe
2 – 20 June
The Rat Tribe 1 - Sim Chi Yin / VII.
Lin + Lam’s projects raise questions about how people’s pasts, futures, and presents can be preserved in the face of involuntary migration. They have examined the physical and psychic remainders of what came to be known as the Vietnamese refugee crisis. Their work tackles the complexities of the stateless person’s predicament when she is no longer viewed as a political refugee by international bodies experiencing humanitarian fatigue. Revoked of refugee status and re-categorized as “economic” migrant, the stateless person is homeless, left in limbo without the legal protections and social bonds of citizenship.
Faced with sky-high property prices, living underground is often the only option for the legion of low-waged migrant workers, who make up one-third of Beijing’s estimated 20 million people. In mid-December of 2010, the authorities issued new regulations contradicting earlier ones, effectively stopping basement leases from being renewed. These images tell the broader story of a China on the move, of the world’s biggest tide of migration, and of a generational shift to an urban income and lifestyle. Curious about this underworld, Sim Chi Yin started photographing it in 2010. If she went into it hoping to document the tough and musty lives these migrants lead – waiters, karaoke hostesses, hairdressers, chefs, security guards, domestic workers and kitchen helpers, these basement dwellers are the backbone of Beijing’s service industry. But they have been unkindly dubbed the “rat tribe” for making a home in Beijing’s 6,000 basements and air raid shelters — about one-third of the city’s underground space. Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing, a member of VII Photo Agency. Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography 2013, on the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch 2014 and the PDN30 – Photo District News’ top 30 emerging photographers 2013. More recently Chi Yin was a judge on World Press Photo 2016. She works on projects on social issues in the region, and since going freelance in 2011 has also done photo, multimedia and video commissions for TIME, the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue USA, GQ France, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Sunday Magazine and Stern. Digital presentation – 5’00”. Silo 6, Silo Park, Wynyard Qtr, Opens 6pm 2 June, Hrs 10:30am-4:30pm daily, 09 307 7055, photographyfestival. org.nz
Laurence Aberhart — Celebrating Wood: 28 May – 2 July
James Voller — Coming Back Home 1 – 22 June
Wooden architecture defines nineteenth and twentieth century building in Aotearoa. Laurence Aberhart celebrates this vernacular building material in an exhibition supplemented with wooden exhibits and displays on the conservation of trees. In association with McNamara Gallery Photography Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Opens 5.30pm Fri 27 May, Hrs 10 – 5 Tues – Fri, 12 – 4 Sat, 09 923 9977, gusfishergallery.auckland.ac.nz
Photographic installation on McCallum’s blocks that incorporates imagery of NZ housing into the site. The work combines photographic with site-specific practices to question where and how New Zealanders are living. McCallums blocks in Silo Park, Auckland Waterfront
Kate van der Drift — Eventual
Janet Lilo — Status Update
Janet Lilo, Steven Seagull (Instagram post), 2016
Janet Lilo uses video, photography and installation to document the contemporary moment. Her exhibition Status Update revisits the concerns that have driven her practice to date. The title is a phrase cribbed from Facebook to refer to both Janet’s interest in re-focusing attention on mainstream realities that are often overlooked, as well the function of a survey exhibition as validation (and elevation) of an artist’s practice. Status Update, however, is not a traditional survey. Rather than simply showing older works, Janet will be re-making, re-conceptualising and re-mixing past projects to create new, large-scale installations across three gallery spaces in Te Uru. Opens 4pm on 28 May.
7 – 26 June Monterey Key, 2016 (detail) Monterey Key, 2016 (detail)
28 May – 28 August
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 420 Titirangi Road, Hrs 10am-4.30pm daily, 09 817 8087, teuru.org.nz
Artery By Pass- James Voller
Church, Maraeroa, Hokianga Harbour, Northland, 1982.
back to the future
“I still get lost in the streets and waterways where my father lives. Barbados Key, Maldives Way, Seychelles Drive, Mauritius, Bermuda, Malibu, Monaco, Sorrento, Havana. Everything here is younger than I.” Photography does not depict truth, it is with this critical eye, practiced at mistrusting photographs – that the view of the landscape is questioned. Water is transformative and manipulative, temporal and mobile, with the power to transform a place quickly at any moment. Kate van der Drift uses its materiality and multivalence as a metaphor within Eventual Efflorescence - her most recent study of place. Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Lane 2 Kent Street Newmarket, Hrs 10-6 Mon-Fri, 10-4 Sat and Sun, Opens 5:30pm on Tuesday 7 June, 09 520 0501, sanderson.co.nz
Johnny McCormack —
Nando Azevedo — New Zealanders Now:
31 May – 13 June
From Refugees to Kiwis 31 May – 12 June
© Johnny McCormack. HOMECOMING 2016
HOMECOMING is a photographic pilgrimage that locates familiarity and solace in remote territories. Shot on the outskirts of the Pacific rim and over a period of sixteen consecutive winters, the photographer attempts a return home via his lens while living and operating within transient circumstances. PHOTOGRAPHERS TALK: Saturday 11th June 11am ALLPRESS STUDIO GALLERY
A collaborative project between photographer Nando Azevedo, The Auckland Refugee Community Coalition and Amnesty International. ‘New Zealanders Now’ is using photography to put a spotlight on the complex human stories behind the ‘refugee’ label showcasing the lives of resettled former refugees in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
Allpress Studio, 8 Drake Street, Browns Mill Building, Freemans Bay, Hrs 9am-3pm Mon- Fri, 9am-2:30pm Sat, Opens 5.30pm Wed 1 June, johnnymccormack.net
Ponsonby Central, 136 Ponsonby Rd, Hrs 9am5pm Mon-Wed, 9am-9pm Thur-Sat, 9am–7pm Sun, Opens 6:30pm Mon 30 May, 09 846 0110
A collective exhibition The Lie of the Land 21 – 25 June
© Colleen Tunnicliff
A visual survey of New Zealand’s native, rural and urban environments. Featuring imagery created by leading professional photographers from around the country. Presented by AIPA.
Circle Gallery, Shops K29 & 30, Station Square, 240A Broadway, Newmarket. Opens 6:30pm Mon 20 June, Hrs 10am-6pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, thelieoftheland.nz
Tim Matsui — The Long Night
Lisa Motel (Tim Matsui 2014)
Weds 1 June, 6.30pm
New Zealand premiere - documentary screening. Auckland Festival of Photography and the Alexia Foundation present - The Long Night. This award winning film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives are forever changed by the sex trafficking
of American children. Set in Seattle, Washington, the feature documentary film “The Long Night” gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. Filmed and directed by award-winning photojournalist Tim Matsui, produced in partnership with MediaStorm and the Alexia Foundation, “The Long Night” is an intimate and visceral testimony to those who have lived this crisis. Tim Matsui is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated visual journalist and filmmaker. Duration - 1hr 12 mins FREE. Arrive early to secure a seat. Mature audience recommended. Supported by:
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, Cnr Kitchner and Wellesley St
James Dooley — Alexia Foundation Thurs 2 June, 12 – 1pm
Photography + Education
James Dooley is the Executive Administrator of the Alexia Foundation For World Peace and Cultural Understanding Through Photography. The organization funds student and professional photographers who are committed to working on serious photojournalistic and documentary projects of social significance. His forty years of experience in daily journalism includes being the Director of Photography at Newsday and New York Newsday for nearly 21 years, serving as the Assistant Director of Photography at the Los Angeles Times, and performing the roles of photo editor, state editor, assistant city editor and reporter at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona. As an educator, Mr Dooley has organized and led photojournalism seminars in seventeen countries for the Freedom Forum as well as serving as assistant director of the National Press Photographers Flying Short Course. He also initiated and taught a Photojournalism class at Adelphi University on Long Island, New York. He was a Fulbright fellow at the MA program in Dalian, China, and has served as a Senior Specialist in the Fulbright Fellowships. Followed by a Q + A.
MC Alasdair Foster (Australia) leads a talented, passionate panel through the challenges, changes ahead, both here in Auckland and internationally. Photography education today is experiencing a period of rapid change, adapting to encompass new technologies, while the ubiquity of cellphone cameras is believed by some to have democratised image-making. What is the future of photographic education in the academy? Are we in a post-medium era? Leading educators internationally will take part in this debate and will be exploring the questions posed by Alasdair, whose doctoral research explored the democratisation of the arts and the failure of arts education. With Adam Custins - Kingsize Studios, NZ, James Dooley - Alexia Foundation, USA, Assoc Professor Simone Douglas - Parsons The New School, USA Assoc Professor Gavin Hipkins - University of Auckland, NZ. Aquin Mathews - Indian Photo Festival, India, Gael Newton - Senior Curator, Australia Assoc Professor Oh Soonhwa - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Fri 3 June, 12pm – 1.30pm
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St
Russ Flatt — Annual Commission 2016 Sat 4 June, 1pm
Simone Douglas — Home
Key presentation of our Annual Commission artist Russ Flatt in conversation with Ron Brownson (see page 4).
Key presentation of our 1st international guest curator - Associate Professor Simone Douglas, MFA Fine Arts programme at Parsons, The New School in New York. Simone will introduce her ideas and concepts around the themed HOME exhibition in this year’s Festival. Home exhibition is on at Silo 6 from 2 June.
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Oh Soon-Hwa — Quiet Dream
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Sat 4 June, 3pm
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Alasdair Foster — Disquietude: Landscape & the Australian Imagination Sun 5 June, 1pm Alasdair Foster, is an international curator, art consultant, former director Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. He is a regular keynote speaker, portfolio reviewer and has curated internationally acclaimed photography exhibitions in Festivals all over the world. He is based in Sydney. Many Australians have an edgy relationship to the land, with two-thirds of the population living in the seven largest cities, all situated by the sea. The continental centre is vast and harsh. It is perhaps because of this disquietude that, while Australia has some of the most dramatic scenery on the planet, landscape is rarely the subject of art photography. At least not directly… This presentation begins by looking at the few successful contemporary Australian art photographers of the natural landscape before moving into the bustling cities to experience an urban splendour and suburban domesticity that prove nonetheless to be tinged with unease. Against this background of a troubling reality, the presentation will go on to explore a growing interest among art photographers in annexing landscape to the realm of fantasy and creating whole new worlds of the imagination. The presentation will close by considering ‘the most popular landscape photograph in Australia’ … with revealing results. Alasdair Foster 2015 (portrait by Murray Fredericks).
Oh, Soonhwa, Tide out, 67x43 inches, Archival inkjet print, 2012
Assoc Professor Oh Soon-Hwa, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in an exclusive presenation on My Quiet Dream: A series consists of narrative portrait photographs. This series took place in and near a small Island in the Mekong Delta nicknamed “Taiwanese Island” where many young women have married foreigners such as Taiwanese or Korean men and left their homeland to get a better life and provide some financial support back home in order to maintain a “good daughter status”. The narrative is about these young women’s decisions about marriage and their dream to somewhat fit with some expectations on them under traditional Asian familial values based on a patriarchal family structure. The photographic essay explores the beauty and the serenity of the environment surrounding these women who are expected to leave behind what is part of their identity, which includes the landscapes, the climate, the language, the family, the friends, the traditions and the way of living, and build a new life where everything is foreign. It shows the high risks and sacrifices these young women are expected to bear. This project re-looks at women’s conditions and lives in our complex cultural, social, and religious system. Supported by:
Sat 4 June, 2pm
Supported by: Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Aquin Mathews — Indian Photography Sun 5 June, 3pm
Wen Huang PhD — China International Mon 6 June, 3pm
Sujatro Ghosh - 25th Hour
Europe refugees, Sergey Ponomarev, Russia, Freelance/The New York Times
Director of Indian Photography Festival, Aquin Mathews introduces an Indian photography discussion, including works by photographers from India. Indian Photography Festival – Hyderabad, a Not-For-Profit initiative of the Light Craft Foundation along with the Govt. of Telangana is India’s newest international photography festival, showcasing a wide range of photography across all genres from portraits and landscape through photojournalism to fine-art by emerging and legendary photographers from India and around the globe. The festival aims at showcasing the works of emerging & renowned photographers from all across the world. IPF is a citywide, highly participatory event that explodes in arts and culture venues, on the streets and in communities. The second edition of IPF in Hyderabad is from 30th September to 9th October 2016. Presented by:
Wen Huang PhD introduces China International Press Photo contest, now in its 12th year, what is it’s influence in the field of international photojournalism, along with broader considerations around digitisation and it’s impact. Wen Huang joined the Xinhua News Agency in 1989 and worked as a photographer and photo editor at the Xinhua Photo Department for 16 years. In 1995 Wen became the first Chinese participant of the Joop Swart Masterclass, and served on the World Press Photo contest jury in 2006 and 2007. She has also been a jury member for POYi in the US and the 2009 Walkley Photo Prize in Australia. Since 2005, Wen has been involved in the organization of the China International Press Photo (CHIPP) contest, serving on its jury in 2014 and 2015. She is currently the Secretary General of the Chinese Photojournalists Society. Supported by:
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Momento Photobook Workshops Sat 4 June & Sun 5 June
Exclusive to the Auckland Festival of Photography. FREE
Saturday 4th June - Central Library
Sunday 5th June - Takapuna Library
11:00 – 12:00: The founders of Momento Photo Books will advise on valuable processes and tools, to organise, manage and Save Your Photos for the future.
10.30 -12.00: Learn about food styling, food photography + create your own recipe book with Sarah Tuck of From The Kitchen. Sarah will serve up practical tips on styling and photographing a simple but delicious dish, then we’ll show you how easy it is to design your own Momento Recipe Book. Seats are limited so book online www.momento.co.nz
12:30 -2pm: First class travel photography + design a travel photo book with Paul Daly of Nomadic Expeditions. Paul, an award-winning NZ travel photographer for Nomadic Planet, will reveal the best equipment for capturing and storing photos while on the road, different techniques used to shoot landscapes and people, then demonstrate some basic editing tricks and how to layout photos in a professional looking book using Momento’s software. Seats are limited so book online www.momento.co.nz
Central Library & Takapuna Library, 44 - 46 Lorne Street, Auckland. Level 3, Marae Room
Talking Culture Photographic Portfolio Review Mon 6 June, 11am – 2pm
Come along to be part of this great opportunity to get your images seen by leading international and local experts. Gathering starts at 10.45am. Have your photography appraised: Professional photographers and the general public are invited to bring in their images for the reviewers to see and give feedback on. Bring prints, or your own computer to view them on. The public can drop by to view the process. Sessions will be 20 minutes one on one with; James Dooley - Alexia Foundation (USA), Assoc Professor Oh Soonhwa, Nanyang Technological University, (Singapore), Alasdair Foster - International Art Consultant (Australia) + Assoc Professor Simone Douglas, Parsons The New School, New York, (USA) Sam Harris, award winning photobook author, (Australia) Ron Brownson, Senior Curator Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery (NZ) and Wen Huang, PhD, China International Press Photo. (China) Limited sessions available | FREE | Bookings highly recommended - email - email@example.com to register. Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Sam Harris — The Middle of Somewhere
Weds 8 June, 5.30-7pm
industry of the 90s, photographing album cover art and editorial portraits. In 2002 Harris re-evaluated his lifestyle and photographic direction and left the UK to travel slowly with his family. During this period (mostly in India) he began the process of turning his camera inwards... In 2008 Harris settled in the forests of Western Australia, from where he shoots his on-going family diary and runs international workshops. His 2015 book The Middle of Somewhere has won a Lucie award and was a finalist in POYi, Les Rencontres d’Arles Book Award, Australian Photobook of the Year & GuatePhoto. Supported by:
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road. 09 376 3221, studioone.org.nz
Sun 12 June, 1pm Ron Brownson speaks on the Auckland Art Gallery exhibition Len Casbolt’s Photography – From Soft Focus to Sharp Vision. Between 1930 and 1970 Len Casbolt was one of New Zealand’s leading advocates for photography. Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Raymond Sagapolutele — Out of
Sun 12 June, 3pm
Out of Context is a project that looks to tell the stories from Raymond Sagapolutele’s generation of Polynesians born to migrant Pacific Island parents as well as Urban Maori who also relate to the theme of disconnection from their culture, from his point of view with his camera as a witness. How a London music photographer turned his life upside down, abandoned his career and started shooting his home life and back yard. How twelve years worth of ‘poetic images of his daughters unaffected childhood’ became an internationally acclaimed, award winning photobook. Sam Harris will share his fascinating story about the Roller Coaster ride of making his deeply personal photobook The Middle of Somewhere. Sam Harris began his career in the London music
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Fiona & Neil Pardington Sun 19 June – 1pm
Fiona in conversation with Neil Pardington talk about the exhibition ‘A Beautiful Hesitation’ Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Talking Culture Future Projections
Sam Harris — GET LOOSe 11 – 12 June
Sam Harris - GET LooSe workshop
2 – 15 June
A projection of images created by photography students in Auckland, Australia, Singapore and the USA. Participating institutions include: AUT, MIT, UCOL, Unitec and Whitecliffe in Auckland; RMIT in Australia, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Parsons - The New School of Design in the USA . Also showing is Breaking Boundaries, a selection of work curated from colleges across the USA by Susan Dooley.
GET LOOSe is all about the creative process and thinking outside the box. Through a playful & experimental set of shooting sessions, you will develop new and different ways of seeing. We’ll explore the power of letting go, happy accidents, trusting your instinct, as well as learning to see with a different perspective. Think of it as a photographic Yoga. During the workshop Sam will share the secrets behind his own work process and methods. You will be out shooting a lot and will have a scheduled daily one-on-one session with Sam, helping to define your photographic direction. Sam Harris is an inspirational photographic artist and a teacher, based in Balingup, Western Australia. Sam is dedicated to his art and to empowering photographers to reach their full potential. Fees apply. Bookings via Kingsize Studios.
Kingsize Studio, 27 Sackville St, Grey Lynn, 09 378 1027 Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road, Hrs 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat, 09 376 3221, studioone.org.nz
Auckland Photo Day
Dave Barker - Time For A Fag - 2014 Winner 1st prize
Nikon Auckland Photo Day
Saturday 11 June
— 24 hours Midnight to Midnight — 09 307 7055 — photographyfestival.org.nz Auckland Photo Day is an open access public competition run over a period of 24 hours. For one day only, you are asked to capture still or moving imaging that reflects your Auckland. If the image is good enough to show your friends and family - your built-in audience - it might be good enough to win 1st Prize in Auckland Photo Day. Groups, individuals, families, children - anyone with access to a imaging device - can submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland region. This one day event celebrates the many diverse pockets of culture and identity present in New Zealand’s biggest city. Celebrated in a spirit of fun, this event also fulfils the important role of documenting a day in the life of Auckland.
As part of the re-launch of Auckland Photo Day in 2016, we are embracing fully the time element of the 24 hour day aligning advances in technology which make it so easy for the creation of time-lapse or video or short films. So we are introducing a new strand to the competition so it’s possible to capture your day with moving image and submit it to the new category. Dont forget all imaging must be taken and shot on the day itself, it must be new work not existing work you already have. Prizes, judges, terms & conditions on our website. Exhibition Auckland Photo Day 2004-14 winners will be shown at The Cloud (see page 27)
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PETER PERYER: PHOTOGRAPHS 1 – 25 June
Night Bus 7 June – 2 July
Divided School Hokianga, 2009
Russ Flatt, I.D., courtesy the artist and Tim Melville Gallery
A curated selection of new and unseen works by PETER PERYER - one of New Zealand’s most renowned photographers with an exhibiting career reaching back to 1975. In 2014 he was the subject of a major public gallery solo exhibition “Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye” curated by The Dowse Art Museum. His work is held in major private and public collections throughout Australia and New Zealand. This much anticipated show will be his first solo exhibition in a commercial gallery in Auckland in ten years. Melanie Roger Gallery, 226 Jervois Rd, Herne Bay, Hrs Wed 11-5, Thu 11-4, Fri 11-5, Sat 11-3, 09 360 1151, melanierogergallery.com
Russ Flatt’s carefully staged photographic series, ‘Night Bus’, explores the emotionally and sexually-charged space between teenagehood and adulthood. By playing with notions of reflection and performance, and by re-creating and articulating moments from his youth, the artist attempts an understanding of his own identity and sexuality. ‘Night Bus’ takes you on a journey into Auckland’s nightlife at a time when to be under-age was an entry ticket rather than an obstacle. Tim Melville Gallery, 4 Winchester St, Grey Lynn, Opens 6pm Tue 7 June, Hrs 11-6pm Tue-Fri,113pm Sat, 09 378 1500, timmelville.com
Signature Trent Parke
F4 Artist Collective & Shaun Higgins Curator Pictorial The Unknown, 3 – 25 June
F4 and Auckland War Memorial Museum Photo Archives: Photographer Unknown
The Camera is God (street portrait series) 3 June – 9 July
(left to right) No. 879 Candid portrait of a man on a street corner, No. 053 Candid portrait of a man on a street corner © Trent Parke 2013
The Camera is God (street portrait series) 2013, by award-winning Australian photographer Trent Parke features a series of anonymous portraits taken on the streets of Adelaide. For almost a year, Parke stood on the same street corner, at the same time of day, and captured images of the masses using a rapid shutter release. In executing the final prints, Parke isolates single figures and enlarges them to the point where the subject is unrecognisable. Parke is the only Australian photographer in the renowned Magnum Photo Agency and has received numerous awards including the inaugural Prudential Eye Award for Photography and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Two Rooms, 16 Putiki Street, Newton, Opens 5pm, Fri 3 June, Hrs 11-5pm Tue-Fri, 11- 3pm Sat, 09 360 5900, tworooms.co.nz
F4 Artist Collective and Shaun Higgins, Curator Pictorial have collaborated in selecting historical portrait photographs of unknown provenance from the collection.These photographs will be displayed in the Archive Library of The Auckland War Memorial Museum, alongside photographs that have been augmented by F4. Focusing on the diverse physicality of the medium in its earlier periods (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, opaltypes, tintypes), these two bodies of photographs, original and manipulated, will work in conversation with one another. Taking the muteness of The Unknown, exploring its contours, creating relationships with the faces of the past. Curator Shaun Higgins and artists F4 (Marcus Williams and Susan Jowsey) will discuss the works on display in an informal floor talk at 1pm on Saturday 11 June in the Archive Library of The Auckland War Memorial Museum The Archive Library of The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Opens Fri 3 June, Hrs 10-5pm Mon-Sat, jowseywilliams.co.nz
Figuration: New forms in photography 24 May – 26 June
Bridget Reweti’s photographic and moving image practice explores the representation of New Zealand’s iconic landscapes by employing traditional photographic techniques to subvert the scenic view. Informed by customary knowledge of Māori names and narratives, she has critiqued perceptions of the landscape. In this solo exhibition of hand coloured photographs, Reweti comments on notions associated with tourism. Produced whilst participating in the 2016 Indigenous Visual and Digital Arts Residency at The Banaff Centre in Canada, these photographs question what it means to stay and make work in a place that is not your own. Exhibition celebration: Saturday 18 June, 11am Artist’s panel talk: Saturday 18 June, 1pm Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson.10-4.30 daily, 09 838 4455, ceac.org.nz
Rob Cherry, Bad Faith (2015)
Carry-On 3 June – 17 July
Bridget Reweti, ‘Minus’ 2016
New forms in photography from the Wallace Arts Trust Collection features a Selection of photographic works recently acquired by the Wallace Arts Trust. Each of these images represents the figure, showing a multiplicity of forms and emotive possibilities. Younger contemporary practitioners of photography such as Solomon Mortimer and Stephanie O’Connor are presented alongside artists with international repute, Greg Semu and Shigeyuki Kihara in particular. The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road, Opens 6pm Mon 23 May, Hrs 10-3 Tues-Fri, 10-5 Sat & Sun
A Warm Welcoming Feeling 3 June – 9 July
STILL LIFE 1 June – 1 July
Pasture (diptych) 2015, silver gelatin fibre based print
New Zealand photographer working in Berlin, Conor Clarke was the recipient of the Auckland Council Artist Residency in 2015. Her residency was spent at Waitawa Regional Park, during which time Clarke produced a suite of site-specific photographs within the tradition of hand-printed black and white analogue photography. These tightly-cropped works question notions of beauty and the sublime by focussing on subjects, such as gorse, and vistas of human industry, specifically Kāramuramu Island quarry, which are typically deemed unattractive and unspectacular. This exhibition is supported by Auckland Council and Creative New Zealand. Two Rooms, 16 Putiki Street, Newton, Opens 5pm Fri 3 June, Hrs 11-5pm Tue-Fri, 11-3pm Sat, 09 360 5900, tworooms.co.nz
Nigel Swinn, The Rabbit in the Water, 2016
“This is a collection of images where someone’s or something’s actions have created a surreal still life. Whilst it seems a stretch to link a dog’s instinctive killing of a rabbit in New Zealand with the care and attention of a gardener preparing Versailles for winter, in both cases, the result is a strange and haunting thing of beauty. From finding a baby rabbit suspended gracefully in my pond; to walking into Versailles and seeing all the statues wrapped in readiness for the ravages of winter; to opening a box from a taxidermist and finding a Tui floating on it’s own cloud of cotton wool; these were all moments when I was struck with a life that has been stilled and a scene that was beautiful.” - Nigel Swinn FHE Galleries, 221 Ponsonby Rd.10-4 Mon, 10-5 Tue-Fri, 10-3 Sat, 11-2 Sun, 09 360 0293, fhegalleries.com
Matakana Images 2016 3 June – 19 June
A collaboration of photographs by Haruhiko Sameshima and Bonsai by John Lyall. “Haruhiko took some photographs of my bonsai... They are serene formal portraits. When I look at my bonsai I see the faults, the branches I haven’t wired at the right angle, the trimming I need to do and the weeds. In Haru’s photographs they are timeless. These are young bonsai, I have been doing it for about fifteen years, so they are slim but have elegant trunk lines and beautiful pots.” John Lyall Whitespace Gallery, 12 Crummer Rd, Ponsonby, Opens 5pm Tue 31 May, Hrs Tue-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-4pm, whitespace.co.nz
Richard Smallfield, ‘Tree trunk and fence, Rodney Road’
Bonsai 31 May – 18 June
Ian Macdonald, Richard Collins, Murray Savidan, Lieve Van den Bosch, Davina Monds, Richard Smallfield, Maria Krajcirovic, Di Halstead, Sue Hill, Karen Williamson, Barbara Cope. Guest Artists Alice Ng, Heather Maree Owens. Matakana Images present their annual collection of recent work which continues to exhibit the different art photography backgrounds of this local, national and international group and their distinctive range of photographic styles. Mezzanine Gallery, Art Matakana, Matakana Country Park,1151 Leigh Rd, Opens 5pm Fri 3 June, Hrs 10-3pm Wed- Sun, 09 422 9790
George Chance & Anton Maurer
“We passed the setting sun” 15 June – 15 July
Contemplations Of Place: Eight Decades On 11 – 29 June
Drawing the exhibition title from an Emily Dickinson poem that mediates upon Death’s leisurely, though inevitable, procession through time, Chris Corson-Scott captures places that carry quiet significance as historic sites. Revealing a history all but invisible except to the keen observer bearing witness, Corson-Scott draws out the impossibility of fully preserving the past. Producing evocative images that also speak to the essence of photography as a medium bound to the attempt to arrest the fleeting moment, Corson-Scott remains resolutely insistent on the use of analogue film and ‘old-fashioned’ 8×10 view-camera as critical to the aesthetic of his work. Trish Clark Gallery, 1 Bowen Ave, Opens 5.30pm Tue 14 June, Hrs 12- 6pm Mon-Fri, 124pm Sat, 09 3799 556, trishclark.co.nz
Cliffs and Rockfalls Awhitu Peninsula, 2015
Works by George Chance who arrived in New Zealand in 1909, and contemporary works by Anton Maurer. Working in this young country what are photographers contemplating when picturing New Zealand landscape and the impact of man on the land; often it seems other places. These suites of photographs and the narratives contained within, their qualities of the bucolic and time stilled/stillness, reward contemplation. Aesthetically, when viewed together, the eight decade time-shift and our perceptions of the past, may collapse. Artist talk: Contemplating Place - Margreta Chance in conversation with Anton Maurer, Saturday 11 June, 12pm start. An exhibition from McNamara Gallery Photography. Depot Artspace 28 Clarence St,Devonport, Opens 2pm, Sat 11June, Hrs Mon 12–5pm,Tues–Sat 10am–5pm Sun and publicholidays: 11am–3pm, 099632331
Observations of a Rural Nurse 15 May – 10 June
process 14 – 26 June
Sara McIntyre is a District Nurse and photographer in the King Country, New Zealand. She has been coming to the area since her family first arrived for a fishing trip at Kakahi about 1960. Four years ago McIntyre left neonatal intensive care nursing in Wellington, to live and work at the site of her childhood holidays. Her photographic exploration takes in the places and inhabitants of Kakahi and the sparsely populated surrounding towns; Manunui, Ohura, Ongarue, Piriaka, Owhango, Waimiha and Taumaranui. McIntyre has become familiar with her subjects in a personal and professional capacity and her observations have a familial prehistory. In 1972, her father, the well known New Zealand painter, Peter McIntyre, published Kakahi New Zealand, an account of a place he described as ‘woven into the fabric of my family life.’ Anna Miles Gallery, 10/30 Upper Queen St, Opens 3pm Sun 15 May, Hrs 11-3pm Thu-Sat, 09 368 5792, annamilesgallery.com
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Sarah McIntyre, Taumaranui Tapestry, 2016
process is a photographic record of The New Zealand Dance Company in development and rehearsal over a three year period in print and book form. Approximately 50 prints will be accompanied by a limited edition book of 90 images.The book is complemented with an introductory essay from Michael Parmenter. The title process refers not only to that of the dancers and choreographers but also to the development of a body of photographic work in exhibition and book form. process in this context is seen as a verb rather than a noun. Dunnottar Hall, 175 Garnet Rd, Westmere, Hrs 11-4pm Tues-Fri, 11-3pm Sat-Sun, 027 482 2743, johnmcdermottphotography.co.nz
Dorota Broda, Sorawit Songsataya, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Ilan Wittenberg Bare Truth 5 – 22 June
Sorawit Songsataya, William, 2014, courtesy of the artist
The Non-Living Agent Curated by Andrew Kennedy 11 June – 24 July
Bare Truth is a captivating collection of portraits of New Zealand men who are humble, courageous and vulnerable. Presented in monochrome to emphasize their shape and form, the simple background eliminates distractions so the viewer can focus on their body language and facial expression. Using soft, directional light and adopting a special post-processing technique enhances the men’s features, creating images that are edgy, raw and crisp. The Bare Truth portfolio was chosen to be exhibited at the 2016 Head On Photo Festival in Sydney and has won national and international awards. Artist talk: Sunday 12 June at 2pm Northart Gallery, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre, Opens 4pm, Sun 5 June, Hours 10-4pm daily
Can an image plane be traversed like the threshold of a building, moving from inside to outside and back again? And if so, what are the effects of this movement? Imagine a community where the surrounding architecture is not only made up of timber, glass, concrete etc. but, also made up of images. Bodies pushing at their edges, leaning on them, being shaped by them. Have we become so used to crossing the image plane that our bodies accept and absorb the shrapnel of this collision? The Non-Living Agent will present work that blurs the lines between image and presentness, focusing on the threshold of images and how crossing and touching this threshold might effect our everyday experiences. Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, Opens 4, Sat 11 June. Open daily 9 – 5pm, 09 577 0138, tetuhi.org.nz
Indian Photography Festival Projections 2 – 16 June
As Long As There Are Animals 4 – 25 June
Auckland Festival of Photography presents a selection of photography direct from the Indian Photography Festival, one of Asia’s newest photographic events, in one of the world’s most populated countries. Established in 2015, the Indian Photography Festival is international and held in Hyderabad in Telegana state. It aims to provide more opportunities to view and exhib it high quality Indian photographic work. The selection showing in this year’s Auckland Festival of Photography has been specially selected by IPF director, Aquin Mathews. Artists include Saptarshi Sanyal - a commuter’s journal, Srisailam Pasupula - Celebrating Krishna, Kommidi Vishwender Reddy - Echoes: A pictorial saga of Deccan rocks, Bandi Rajan Babu - The Nude in Nature, Veeresh Babu - The Lambadas, Kaushal Parikh - Emerging from the darkness Satyanarayana Gola - From the streets, D. Ravinder Reddy - Flash back – Ayodhya, Nikita Upreti - Letting Go, Swarat Ghosh - Purulia – Painted Walls & Mask-Makers, Bharath Bhushan - Rural Telangana, Vinod Babu - Right here Right Now, Shuchi Kapoor - The Unreasonables, Ramesh Babu - Through my eyes, Sujatro Ghosh - 25th Hour, Amit Mehra - Kashmir Running time: Approx 36 minutes Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Rd, Hrs 9-7 Mon-Thurs, 9-5pm Fri, 9-4 Sat, 09 376 3221, indianphotofest.com Presented by:
David Lloyd - A Flick of the Tail
Vinod Babu - Untitled
As Long As There Are Animals is a collection of fine art photographic images of iconic African animals by David Lloyd, a wildlife photographer from New Zealand living in London. Lloyd’s wildlife photography focuses on animals as individuals, where he has ‘seen, found and photographed; their personalities, sentience and self-awareness’. His images capture the inherent dignity and right for all creatures to live peacefully, in harmony. He has a preference for black and white photography, but colour features strongly too. David Lloyd is an award-winning wildlife photographer, who’s work is published worldwide and who’s prints adorn the walls of many peoples’ homes. Monterey Art Gallery, 5 Cook St, Howick, Opens 5pm Sat 4 June, Hrs 10-5 Mon-Fri,10-2 Sat, 09 532 9022, montereyartgallery.co.nz
The New Zealanders 31 May – 4 June
Epson NZIPP Iris Awards 7 June – 4 July
© Phillip Simpson
Emma Hughes. Gold Award.
A collective exhibition
This exhibition showcases the highest scoring images from the 2015 Epson New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography’s Iris Awards. The finest work of NZ’s leading professionals are judged by a panel of 5 judges each year, covering a wide range of categories, including a category celebrating students and assistants. This exhibition is Auckland’s stop on a nationwide tour giving the public an opportunity to view the top 150 images and admire the skills and artistry of these image makers.
A group exhibition featuring portraits of New Zealand citizens or residents who are making a valuable and positive contribution to our society. The aim of this project is to recognise and celebrate some of our country’s unsung heroes. All contributing photographers are members of the Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA). Circle Gallery, Shops K29 & 30, Station Square, 240A Broadway, Nmkt. Opens 6.30, Mon 30 May, Hrs 10-6 Tue-Fri,10-5 Sat,thenewzealanders.com
Atrium on Elliott Shopping Centre, Elliott St and Albert St, Opens 6pm Tue 7 June, Hrs 9-7pm Mon-Fri, 9-5pm SatSun, 021 299 1957
Allan McDonald T he Wild
Allan McDonald creates and mixes typologies derived over long periods of time from our social landscape. This exhibition gathers together a series of images that walk a thin and broken line between the wild and the domestic.
Allan McDonald, Owl, Avondale, 2015
12 June – 9 July
Did my father, mother, uncle, aunt, brothers or sisters, ever see a white bear? What would they give? How would they behave? How would the white bear have behaved? Is he wild? Tame? Terrible? Rough? Smooth? Is the white bear worth seeing? - Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, 1759 Anna Miles Gallery, 10/30 Upper Queen St, Opens 3pm Sun 12 June, Hrs 11-3pm Thu-Sat, 09 368 5792, annamilesgallery.com
Bhana Brothers, September 2000.
Ferreting On Ponsonby Rd 27 May – 6 July A selection of 50 images from a collection of over 3000 analogue and digital photographs taken during daily walks by the photographer on Ponsonby Rd, between 2000 and 2012.
Gus Fisher Gallery, Gallery Two, Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland St, Opens 5:30pm, Fri 27 May, Hrs 10-5pm Tue-Fri, 12-4pm Sat
Lynn Clayton Auckland Kaleidoscope 2 – 24 June
This exhibition features iconic monochromatic images showing the unique diversity of Auckland City. Lynn Clayton is an award winning photographer and International judge.
Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, 19A Osborne St, Newmarket, Opens 6:30pm Wed 1 June, Hrs 10.30-4.30pm daily, 021 404 560
Mika Haka iM Interactive Mika 24 May – 26 June Mika creates a hybrid of moving image and still images in his first visual arts exhibition. Universal and cultural themes are explored in this series of works, illustrated through luscious and surreal studies of movement, light and space. Mika Haka
Kura Korero with Mika: Saturday 18 June 12pm-2pm The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Opens 6pm Mon 23 May, Hrs 10-3pm TueFri, 10-5pm Sat-Sun, 09 639 2010
Stjohn Milgrew + Brendan Kitto
Stjohn Milgrew, Onehunga 2002
Us and Them 7 June – 10 July A focus on discarded and forgotten human elements, seen through the instant analog formats of old expired Polaroid film stock vs. the new breed of Impossible instant films. Pierre Peeters Gallery, Habitat Courtyard, 251 Parnell Rd, Opens 5.30pm Tue 7 June, Hrs MonFri 10.30-4.30pm, Sat 10.30-4pm
Auckland Photo Day
As part of the celebration of Auckland each year, the Auckland Festival of Photography runs a ‘day in the life’ competition, Auckland Photo Day which asks Aucklanders to participate in the cultural identity of their region. It’s the ‘People’s Competition’ and this exhibition is the first time the entire series of winning images 2004-2014 has been shown together. The works create a visual diary of who we were, where we were and how the moments of our one day each year were defined by you, your friends and family. This show is for you, to say thanks to all the thousands of Aucklanders who have been involved since 2004 - 2014. Free. Thanks to Panuku Development Auckland, and all photographers in this show. For full list of images please see our previous winners.
Dylan Rogers, Silver Linings, 2012 Auckland Photo Day
Auckland Photo Day 2004 -2014 18 — 24 June
The Cloud, Queens Wharf,89 Quay Street, CBD, Hours 10am - 5pm, 9 307 7055, photographyfestival.org.nz
CHOBI MELA CHIANG MAI OBSCURA
Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops Cambodia—December 2016
Chobi Mela Photo Festival Bangladesh—January 2017
Auckland Festival of Photography New Zealand—June 2016
Guatephoto Guatemala—November 2018
Ballarat International Foto Biennale Australia—August/Sept 2017
Head On Photo Festival Australia—May 2016
Fotografica Bogota Columbia—2016
Higashikawa International Photo Festival Japan—July 2016
Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival Thailand—February 2017
Obscura Festival of Photography Malaysia—August 2016
Singapore International Photography Festival Singapore—October 2016 Shimmer Photography Biennale Australia—September/October 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival China—September 2016