Competition: North Shore Salon 2018 Entries close today for the North Shore Photographic Society’s annual photography competition, open to all. As well as open categories for both print and digital images, this year, the salon seeks entries for Impressionist, People, Fantasy, and Abstract categories. See northshoresalon.co.nz for details.
Competition: Salon This is the last day to get your digital images in for this competitive landscape photography competition. You can enter up to four images, and every successful entrant will have at least one image published in the salon catalogue. For more info, head to lauriethomassalon.com.
Until May 26
Exhibition: Alexis Hunter: Icons of Fearlessness Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T-amaki, Auckland Setting high heels alight and shaping fingernails with a razor blade are some of the subjects of the photo narratives of Alexis Hunter, one of New Zealand’s most significant feminist artists. To learn more, visit aucklandartgallery.com.
Until May 27
Exhibition: National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson See the very best images to come out of the National Geographic’s historical 130-year lifespan, accompanied by videos and behind-the-scenes stories. See nelsonmuseum.co.nz for further details.
Until June 5
Exhibition: Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salome in the landscape of Ng-ati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Hawke’s Bay. For more information, visit mtghawkesbay.com.
Competition: Trenna Packer Salver Get your images of the natural world in to the Nature Photography Society’s annual competition by this date. Photo clubs compete for the best set of images from New Zealand and its offshore islands. Head to naturephotography.nz for rules.
Competition: 2018 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year Entries close at midnight for New Zealand’s biggest amateur photography competition. With the number of categories increased to 12, there’s even more opportunity to win amazing prizes — head to apoty2018.dphoto.co.nz for full details.
June 30–July 29
Exhibition: World Press Photo Exhibition Smith & Caughey’s, Auckland The year’s most prestigious currentaffairs photography from around the globe returns to our shores with another exhibition of exciting, bewildering, and sometimes horrifying images taken by the best photojournalists in the world. Visit worldpressphoto.co.nz for details.
Until July 1
Exhibition: Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt Selected from the GNS Science collection of more than 10,000 photographs, often taken in extreme conditions, this exhibition celebrates the work of acclaimed science photographer Lloyd Homer and the majestic landscape of Aotearoa. Learn more at expressions.org.nz.
Event: New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers (NZIPP) Iris Professional Photography Awards Shed 6, Wellington The open-forum judging of the country’s premiere professional photography awards is freely open to members of the public to witness expert discussion and critique of the nation’s best imagery. See infocus.org.nz for details.
Event: Exposure: The NZ Photo Show Shed 6, Wellington Live shoots, workshops, competitions, photo walks, critiques, and all the gear you could wish for; the NZIPP’s exciting new photo show is open to the public. Visit infocus.org.nz to reserve a spot.
Event: Infocus 2018 Shed 6, Wellington World-class photographers from here and abroad assemble at the NZIPP’s annual Infocus conference to discuss their wonderfully diverse styles, teach new skills, and mingle with the professional photographic community at large. Go to infocus.org.nz for full details.
Until August 11, 2019
Exhibition: Te Wha-nau Ma-rama: The Heavenly Bodies Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton This exhibition shines a light on M-aori astronomy and examines the traditional M-aori societal view of the night sky and how it is being revitalized in the modern world. For more information, visit waikatomuseum.co.nz.
Until July 15
This is New Zealand Exhibition: City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, Wellington Exploring the role art has played in asserting, shaping, shifting, and questioning notions of national identity, this exhibition considers how our country has represented itself and what those representations have included and excluded, and features this issue’s Gavin Hipkins, among many other notable artists. Visit citygallery.org.nz for more.
2018 Nelson National
Competition: Triptych Salon Entries open for the country’s only photographic competition dedicated to the art of the triptych. For more information on creating a triptych, along with salon rules and entry info, see nelsoncameraclub.co.nz.