Hard on the Heels
The Otago Museum’s new special exhibition Hard on the Heels: Peter Bush - Capturing the All Blacks has ’kicked off’! As New Zealand’s leading rugby photographer, Peter Bush received a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year Honours. He describes capturing an All Black game as ’a total workout’. His powerful photographs are hard-won: the result of chasing the game up and down the field, while others set up their cameras and wait for the game to come to them.
Featuring over 100 images of great All Black moments, games and players over a 60 year period, Hard on the Heels is drawn from Bush’s vast library of photographs and features personal favourites, the controversial and contentious, alongside humorous, candid behind-the-scenes shots.
Adding a distinctly local twist to the exhibition, Dunedin collector John Broughton has loaned the Museum items from his personal ’Rugby Room’. From artworks to memorabilia including David Kirk’s boot from the famed 1987 World Cup win by the All Blacks, this unique collection has something for every generation of rugby fan! "Showcasing Hard on the Heels at the Otago Museum provides a great opportunity to celebrate New Zealand rugby within the context of the World Cup events" says Clare Wilson, Director - Experience and Development. "We are excited to be able to add value to the celebrations in the wider community and throughout the country."
Hard on the Heels is a must see for all kiwis and for visiting rugby fans. The exhibition is developed by Exhibition Services Tours and is proudly sponsored by Canon New Zealand. Hard on the Heels is part of the REAL New Zealand Festival.
HARD ON THE HEELS: PETER BUSH - CAPTURING THE ALL BLACKS. OPEN NOW until 6 November 2011, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Level 1. FREE!