We’ve collated a selection of events for you to add to your planners. Keep your diary up to date with our events calendar and be sure to check out our website for any updates as we hear about them: calendar.dphoto.co.nz
Make sure you have all these important dates in your diary
DATES TO NOTE
BEING CHINESE IN AOTEAROA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
February 10–December 31
Explore the rich and varied stories of Chinese New Zealanders in Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A Photographic Journey celebrating 175 years of Chinese life in New Zealand, through close to 100 compelling and rarely seen photographs, you can follow the story from the first settler, Appo Hocton, who arrived in 1842, to new migrants in the 2000s; from pioneering goldminers and merchants to architects and entrepreneurs; from early settlers to established communities. For more information, visit aucklandmuseum.com
STILLS TO MOTION WORKSHOP THE MARITIME ROOM, AUCKLAND
Side Project Film’s lead videographer, Ben Journee, will host a two-day workshop for professional wedding photographers who are interested in venturing into videography. During the two-day event, you’ll learn about the differences between stills and motion, storytelling techniques, editing theory, the gear, camera settings, and be given plenty of other tips to get you producing high-quality videos. There will be a maximum of 30 students, so get in touch with Ben at email@example.com to register your interest and to ask for pricing.
KOREAN PHOTOGRAPHY ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION MAIRANGI ARTS CENTRE, AUCKLAND
The sixth annual exhibition of the Korean Photography Association of New Zealand’s (KPANZ) work is being held in the Main Gallery at Mairangi Arts Centre from May 17 to 28. KPANZ is a photography club that comprises Korean photographers who are living in New Zealand. For further information about the exhibition, head to mairangiarts.co.nz.
LAURIE THOMAS NEW ZEALAND LANDSCAPE SALON CHRISTCHURCH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Named in honour of a Christchurch Photographic Society member who was one of the pioneers of The Photographic Society of NZ, the Laurie Thomas Salon is a celebration of pictures of the New Zealand landscape. This year is the 21st in a series that began as a nationwide colour slide competition in 1997. To find out more, visit lauriethomassalon.com.
NEW ZEALAND ART SHOW TSB BANK ARENA, WELLINGTON
Whether you’re an art lover, collector, investor, or someone looking for inspiration, the New Zealand Art Show is destined to have something that will interest you. With the TSB Arena taken over by an array of artwork, including New Zealand art, original art, contemporary art, plus plenty more, you’ll be able to explore your weekend away, and maybe even make a purchase or two to take home with you. If you’re interested in seeing this year’s selection of works, make sure you head along to the event. For more information, go to artshow.co.nz.
TARANAKI ARTS TRAIL 2017
Over the weekend of June 10–11, the Taranaki Arts Trail will allow the public the opportunity to meet with more than 70 artists in their studio or workshop. The studios and workshops will be open from 9.30am to 4.30pm both days of the weekend, and the public is invited into the artists’ spaces to learn about their processes and how they create their artwork. Photographers involved in this year’s event include Derek Hughes,
Michelle Wilson, Fiona Clark, Pip Guthrie, Brooke Lean and Gina Fabish. For further information, head to taranakiartstrail.co.nz.
NIKON AUCKLAND PHOTO DAY AUCKLAND
An open-access public competition run over a period of 24 hours run in conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography, Nikon Auckland Photo Day challenges locals to capture an image which reflects their Auckland. Groups, individuals, families, children — anyone with access to a camera — is encouraged to submit the scenes, people and places that reflect their Auckland region. For more information, visit photographyfestival.org.nz.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2017 SMITH & CAUGHEY’S, AUCKLAND
The winning World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 images will be on display at Level 6 of Auckland’s Smith & Caughey’s. Head along to the event while it’s on its Auckland stint — or keep an eye out for dates to see when it’s coming to a city near you — and experience the best visual journalism of the past year. The exhibition will be open Monday to Wednesday from 9.30am– 6.30pm, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am–9pm, Saturday from 10am–6.30pm, and Sunday from 10.30am–6pm. For more information, head to the World Press Photo Facebook page.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
July 7–December 7
A must-see for nature lovers and photographers, the Natural History Museum’s ever popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Auckland War Memorial Museum for an exclusive showing of 100 stunning new photographs. For more information, visit aucklandmuseum.com.
INFOCUS WELLINGTON 2017 SHED 6, WELLINGTON June 15–19
Professional photographers, aspiring photographers, and photography students alike will descend on Shed 6 in Wellington for the Infocus Wellington 2017 event this June. Organized by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP), the event will host an array of guest speakers to enlighten attendees on a raft of photography topics, plus the Exposure trade show, and the judging and presentation of the annual Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. To find out more about the guest speakers, the event itself, or how to register, head to infocus.org.nz.
DUNEDIN ART SHOW 2017 EDGAR CENTRE, ANDERSONS BAY
The inaugural Dunedin Art Show 2017 uses the catchphrase, “Art for Everyone.” Those who attend the event are able to view and purchase a large range of Kiwi-made artworks from Otago artists, as well as artists from across New Zealand. The plan is to have art take over the 2000-square-metre event centre. If you’d like to apply to have your work shown at the art show, head to dunedinartshow.co.nz. Alternatively, you can find more information about the event itself and ticket prices at the website.
BEING CHINESE IN AOTEAROA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
February 10–December 31