Dates to note
Upcoming industry events for you to keep an eye out for
SHOW: Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph Until August 14
New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery at the Len Lye Centre is showcasing an exhibition called Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless
Photograph. It’s described as the most complete study of cameraless photography to date, with historical works held in New Zealand and Australian national and state collections being showcased to outline the history of photography. For more information, visit govettbrewster.com.
EVENT: 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards August 19
The Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards will this year be held at Auckland’s Heritage Hotel and will be hosted by MC Te Radar. The photography section of the awards includes the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award, the Heritage Boutique Collection Award for the Best Travel Image taken in New Zealand, the Air Vanuatu and Mangoes Resort Award for the Best Travel Image taken outside of New Zealand, the AA Directions Award for the Best Travel Image with People, the NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Image that captures the essence of Maori, and the The New Zealand Herald Travel Award for the Best Unpublished Travel Images. More information about the awards evening can be found at travcom.org.nz.
SHOW: Visible: 60 Women at 60 August 19–November 6
The Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, located in Palmerston North, will showcase photographer and author Jenny O’Connor’s exhibition
Visible: 60 Women at 60. The exhibition, made up of portraits of women at 60 years old, challenges stereotypes and provides an insight into the experience of being a woman in her 60s in today’s world. For more information, visit temanawa.co.nz.
SHOW: Shadows of Shoah Until August 31
The Shadows of Shoah exhibition is the works of New Zealand photographer Perry Trotter, with research and interviews by Sheree Trotter. The exhibition is based on interviews with holocaust survivors from New Zealand, Australia, the US, and Israel, and it uses blackand-white portraiture with original music to present episodes of survivors’ experiences. The exhibition is being shown at Whangarei’s The Hub until August 31, and more information can be found at shadowsofshoah.com.
SHOW: The Hamar of Ethiopia Until August 31
The Hamar of Ethiopia, Guy Needham’s latest exhibition, is on display at Auckland’s This That Cafe Gallery until August 31. Needham spent time in Ethiopia’s lower valley of the Omo and worked with a nongovernmental organization to document the lifestyle of the Hamar tribe. His exhibition provides an insight into the everyday life of one of Africa’s last traditional tribes. For more information, visit guyneedham.com.
SHOW: Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America Until September 18
Introducing the art of South America to an
Australasian audience, the Space to Dream:
Recent Art from South America exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki brings the work of 41 artists from various media, including photography, together to demonstrate the social significance in their work, which explains and challenges their realities, lives, cultures, and spaces from the 1960s to today. The exhibition has been developed by Chilean curator Beatriz Bustoz Oyanedel, and Auckland Art Gallery principal curator and head of programmes Zara Stanhope. For more information, visit aucklandartgallery.com.
EVENT: Photomarathon October 15
The Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre in Howick, Auckland, is hosting a photomarathon. The photographic competition will see photographers have 10 hours to take 10 pictures on 10 given topics. All you need to do to get involved is bring your camera and register. To find out more information on costs and registration, visit uxbridge.co.nz.
SHOW: Otago Wildlife Photography Competition Until October 16
The winners of the 17th annual Otago Wildlife Photography Competition are on display at the Otago Museum until October 16. Showcased alongside the winners is a selection of the other entries to the competition. Featuring both still and moving images of animals, plants, and the human impact on the environment, the images reflect the talent of Otago amateur photographers and videographers. For more information, visit otagomuseum.nz.