Calendar 2019


Spotlight: The Gendered Lens

15 March–28 April
Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Uniting some of Aotearoa’s most prominent female photographers, The Gendered Lens examines the way in which women use photographic practice to interrogate the world.

Ann Shelton,  The Scarlet Woman ,  in The Gendered Lens

Ann Shelton, The Scarlet Woman, in The Gendered Lens

Featuring the likes of Ans Westra, Lisa Reihana, Yuki Kihara, Christine Webster, Ann Shelton, Natalie Robertson, and Ann Noble, the show casts a spotlight on the conceptual, aesthetic, and photography-specific concerns that underpin the diverse bodies of work on display. It explores themes such as views on ageing and the body, the intersections of gender and race, objectification and commodification, stylization and authenticity, the value of female knowledge, and the visibility and otherwise of women in specific arenas.

This landmark group exhibition makes its way north to Hamilton’s Waikato Museum in March and April, and those who were unable to make the previous showings in the South Island will not want to miss this opportunity.

For full details on opening hours and additional events, visit waikatomuseum.co.nz.


Until 26 January
Exhibition: Hand in Hand: Photographers and Painters Alike
Hocken Collections, Dunedin

The exhibition examines the influences of photography and painting on New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins. Full details at otago.ac.nz.

Until 27 January
Exhibition: Science in the Darkroom

Alberton House, Auckland

The immersive educational experience looks at the historical science that gave birth to photography. See scienceinthedarkroom.nz for info.

Pati solomona Tyrell

Pati solomona Tyrell


Until 28 January
Exhibition: The Walters Prize 2018
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

The ninth iteration of the Walters Prize returns to Auckland Art Gallery. The four finalists include photographer Pati Solomona Tyrell, of whose work the jury said: “At once intense and gently dreamlike, the work creates passages between the disparate notions of sea and land, ancient imagery and new media”. For full details, visit the events page at aucklandartgallery.com.


Until 28 February
Exhibition: Ineffable Botanics
Community Arts Centre, Napier

Emerging photographer Emma Rodger curates a series of botanical still-life and motion imagery. Visit thecan.co.nz for more info.  



3 February
Event: Photography in Action
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Porirua

Enjoy a morning of hands-on photography workshops with award-winning members of the Kapiti Camera Club. Head to kapiticameraclub.co.nz for pricing and registration.  


23 February 2019–14 Jul 2019
Exhibition: Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera, Fashion Activists
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland

The exhibition is a retrospective on influential Māori and Pacific artists, designers, and performers who shaped the look of urban Auckland in the 1990s. Full details at aucklandartgallery.com.


2 February–6 March
The untold story of kauri dieback
Albert Park, Auckland

Through photographs hanging in the trees of Albert Park, Auckland artist Michelle Hyslop tells the stories of 26 people who are seeking to save kauri from kauri dieback, as well as those affected by track closures due to the disease.

Conor Clarke,  Waterfall on the grid (Māngere),  2017 from  The end of Wordsworth street  exhibition

Conor Clarke, Waterfall on the grid (Māngere), 2017 from The end of Wordsworth street exhibition


Until 17 March
Exhibition: The End of Wordsworth Street
Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

The results of Conor Clarke’s residency at Tylee Cottage are on display in this exhibition. Visit sarjeant.org.nz for more.


24 March
Event: Photography Workshop with Simon Devitt
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland

Award-winning architecture photographer Simon Devitt leads a series of exercises through the Auckland Art Gallery. Head to aucklandartgallery.com for pricing and registration.




Until 28 March
Exhibition: Posing, Not Posing
Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne

Take a historical look at the art of portrait photography, explored through the museum’s image archives. Full details at tairawhitimuseum.org.nz.


Until 31 March
Exhibition: Groundswell: Avant-Garde Auckland 1971–79
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland

This is an in-depth look at the exciting period of local art history that pushed the boundaries of how we considered art. See aucklandartgallery.com for more info.


26–29 April
Event: PSNZ National Convention
Lower Hutt Convention Centre

The biggest annual gathering of the Photographic Society of New Zealand is hosted this year by the Hutt Camera Club. Go to page 100 or hutt2019.org.nz for details.

 
Chris Helliwell,  New Zealand Dabchick with Young , Gold Medal, Best New Zealand Wildlife Print, PSNZ Canon National Exhibition 2018

Chris Helliwell, New Zealand Dabchick with Young, Gold Medal, Best New Zealand Wildlife Print, PSNZ Canon National Exhibition 2018

 


Until 28 April
Exhibition: Uncanny Country
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland

A historical look at photographs from Aotearoa’s past that reflect the uneasy colonial gaze upon our Antipodean landscape. Visit aucklandartgallery.com for more.


Until 28 April
Exhibition: Ways of Being
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

Six local artists examine the way representation in photography is evolving. Head to dowse.org.nz for details.

From Guy needham’s exhibition,  The Hadzabe of Tanzania

From Guy needham’s exhibition, The Hadzabe of Tanzania

Until 28 April
Exhibition: Wantok
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

This group exhibition looks at indigenous Melanesian knowledge and practice specifically expressed through relationships with hair. Full details at dowse.org.nz.    


28 May–8 June
Exhibition: The Hadzabe of Tanzania
The Grey Place, Auckland

Guy Needham continues his examination of isolated indigenous cultures in this latest exhibition. See our feature on page 48 and go to thegreyplace.nz for details.

31 May–16 June
Event: Auckland Festival of Photography
Various locations, Auckland

The country’s biggest celebration of photography returns and is currently accepting expressions of interest; go to photographyfestival.org.nz for more info.


20–22 June
Event: NZIPP Nikon Iris Awards
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Galleries, Wellington

The country’s most prestigious professional photography awards roll around once more. Visit exposurepro.co.nz for more.

Photograph by Michael Clark, speaker at Ilford ExposurePro 2019

Photograph by Michael Clark, speaker at Ilford ExposurePro 2019


23–24 June
Event: NZIPP Ilford ExposurePro
Shed 6, Wellington

The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography introduces a revamped conference format this year. Go to page 98 or exposurepro.co.nz for full details.


11–13 October
PSNZ Southern Regional Conventional

Invercargill

The Photographic Society of New Zealand’s southern members get a convention of their very own. Stay watching photography.org.nz for further details in coming weeks.