Exhibition looks to stars
Star gazers should prepare to be dazzled with a new astrophotography exhibition at Te Ko¯ngahu Museum of Waitangi.
is ‘‘an astrophotographic map of Northland’’ through the eye of Kerikeri photographer Chris Pegman. The solo exhibition, which runs until January 28, features 25 images of Pegman’s work showcasing Northland at night.
Works include Astro Doggy (Maitai Bay), Surfer at the Gates of Dawn (90 Mile Beach), Tane Mahuta Under the Stars and Watcher of the Skies (Rainbow Warrior Memorial). Pegman says he’s always contemplating panoramas.
‘‘I feel in awe of the scene before me and I yearn to capture the emotion along with the hugeness of it. I’m so often aware when in front of a landscape or a night sky that there’s more to life than just this earth.’’
Waitangi Treaty Grounds collections and public programmes coordinator Caitlin Timmer-Arends says the idea for the exhibition came about during a meeting with Pegman enquiring about taking photos at the Treaty Grounds.
‘‘When he showed us one of his amazing photographs, the planning of the exhibition started,’’ she says.
is free for Friends of Waitangi and Day Pass holders.
One of Chris Pegman’s photographs featuring in the exhibition.