Hard on the Heels

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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!

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