Until 19 November
Ans Westra exhibition with Suite
Thistle Inn, Wellington

Spanning more than 50 years of insightful documentation of Māori culture through times of significant political and cultural change, the photographs of Ans Westra have made an undeniable contribution to the photographic scene in New Zealand.

 Ans Westra, image from  Washday at the Pā

Ans Westra, image from Washday at the Pā

Born in 1936 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Ans moved to New Zealand in 1957. A year later, she joined the Wellington Camera Club. Ans’ interest in Māori culture pervades her work, as seen in her controversial 1964 publication Washday at the Pā, which follows a rural Māori family awaiting relocation to a state house in the city. Ans revisited the family in 1998; this series was eventually published in 2011, titled Washday at the Pā Revisited.

Suite art gallery in Cuba Street, Wellington, houses a permanent living museum dedicated to Ans’ lifetime of work and images. This exhibition at Thistle Inn works in collaboration with Suite to present a bespoke collection of Ans Westra photographs from throughout the photographer’s career.


7 November–1 December
Exhibition: L’Amour De La France
The Shutter Room, Whangarei

Ken Adams’ exhibition draws on the artistic traditions of France, Italy, and the Netherlands, and the landscapes that artists have returned to again and again. Ken describes his photographs as “quintessential landscapes which have evolved in my imagination; these multifaceted photographs are visual paradigms for my experiences.” See for details.

 Richard Wood

Richard Wood

13 November
Event: The Art of Creative Storytelling
Horse & Trap, Auckland

In this workshop, photographer Richard Wood will focus on creative thinking and storytelling within photography. Join him for exercises aimed at giving you the courage to step outside the box, plus a live shoot as well as a demonstration of the editing process. Visit for tickets.

Until 15 November
Exhibition: Spirit of Wairau
Cafe Home, Blenheim

With the aim of depicting the spirit of the Wairau region, the Marlborough Camera Club presents a selection of photographs. Visit the events page for details.

21 November
Event: Unconventional Architecture: An Evening with Simon Devitt and Tony Watkins

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Simon Devitt presents his new book, Ripe Fruit Vol. 2, which focuses on architect, educator, and environmentalist Tony Watkins. Join Simon and Tony in conversation as they recreate Simon’s intimate images taken in and around Tony’s house. For full details, visit the events page at

25 November
Event: Strike a Pose fashion films: Bill Cunningham New York
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

With introductory talk by fashion expert, Angela Lassig, this film looks at Bill Cunningham’s huge body of work chronicling fashion trends and high society in New York. Head to the events page at for more information.

Until 25 November
Exhibition: Wairere — Waterfalls
Tairawhiti Museum, Hawke’s Bay

With his exhibition of photography and multimedia art, photographer Norm Heke makes explicit the powerful effect that waterfalls have on people. See for details.

Until 25 November
Exhibition: A Century of Saying Cheese
Nelson Provincial Museum

Showcasing its internationally recognized photo collection with an entertaining and interactive exhibition, the museum rediscovers the region’s heritage with previously unseen glass-plate photographs and the stories behind them. For details head to

Until 20 December
Exhibition: Still Looking: Peter McLeavey and The Last Photograph
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Art dealer Peter McLeavey spent almost 30 years amassing a world-class collection of photographic prints by significant photographers, including Henry Fox Talbot, Charles Clifford, and Francis Frith, among others, as well as numerous New Zealand photographs. This exhibition explores his quest to collect. Full details at

 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