Hamish Tocher, Unknown Renaissance Portraits / 15 November - 14 December 2008

Hamish Tocher's exhibition, Unknown Renaissance Portraits, places together the fashion world and the art world, revealing some intriguing similarities. 

More than thirty photographs compare images from fashion magazines with famous paintings. 

How is celebrity created?  Why do people love the Old Masters?  How does fashion keep on being new and fascinating, every season?  How does art and fashion change when it comes to New Zealand? 

Tocher's photographs raise these questions, and entice you to compare the world of fashion and some well-known images from art history. 

You'll never look at a magazine (or a masterpiece) the same way again.  Hamish Tocher has a BFA (Hons) from Massey University and is studying for an MFA from RMIT University.  He works for the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) where he teaches photography, critical studies and studio.