1 August to 6 Septmber 2015

Brian Brake:  Lens on China and Japan

BB_ID_250px.jpgTePapaLogo_t.jpgBrian Brake is widely regarded as New Zealand's most successful international photographer. His career spanned forty years, from the 1940s to his death in 1988. This exhibition offers two slices from Brian Brake's career: photographs of China in late 1950s, and those of Japan in 1963 and 1964. These gained relatively little attention at the time, but today they firmly rank amongst his best work.
Developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


Young County:  Kerry Hines

YoungCountry_Title_t.jpgYoung Country is a fresh and engaging exhibition that brings together nineteenth-century photography and contemporary poetry to offer a new and often surprising view of New Zealand's past.

The images are the work of William Williams, a Railways employee who photographed widely throughout New Zealand from 1881 until the 1940s. His outstanding photographs reflect the rawness of New Zealand's landscape as well as its beauty, and offer intriguing portraits of family and friends at work, home and play. Kerry Hines has researched Williams's work and written poems to accompany a selection of his photographs.

Uniquely, the exhibition presents the images in the form of contemporary albumen prints made specifically for the show by Wayne Barrar is an internationally recognised photographer and Associate Professor (Photography) at the School of Art, Massey University, Wellington. Williams' principal archive, held by the Alexander Turnbull Library, consists mainly of negatives. On a few occasions albumen exhibition prints have been made overseas using ‘historic' negatives, but it appears that Young Country may be the first time this has been done in New Zealand.

Kerry Hines is a New Zealand poet, writer and researcher whose work has been published in books and literary journals here and overseas. Young Country draws on her PhD in creative writing (Victoria University, 2012). The exhibition is accompanied by a book, Young Country (Auckland University Press, 2014). Development of the exhibition was supported by Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast. It is toured by Exhibition Services Ltd.



The Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim

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