Media Release: 11 May 2017 - for immediate release
A diverse array of photography works from the Wallace Arts Trust collection open in a major exhibition.
Here, Now, Then, Always May 17 - July 2 Opening Event: May 16, 6-8pm, all welcome Here, Now, Then, Always is a diverse photography exhibition curated from the extensive body of photographic works held by the Wallace Arts
Trust. The collection, accumulated by Sir James Wallace over several decades, is made of many photographic works, across
different mediums and periods. This not only presents a wide ranging historical view of New Zealand but is testament to
the importance of photography as a witness to our times. The Wallace Arts Trust Collection continues to evolve.
The selected photographs, all by New Zealand artists, highlight the decision-making inherent in building a collection.
Important works are shown alongside possible ‘curiosities’ and recent acquisitions. The display of recently acquired
work brings the collection of photography held by the Wallace Arts Trust up to the present day. Key of which is Greg
Semu’s The Raft of the Manu – Resurrected (2015); a post-colonial re-creation of the painting by Théodore Géricault and
the later work by Charles F Goldie with Louis John Steele.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Link to exhibition on the Arts Centre website HERE
Link to exhibition opening event on Arts Centre Facebook page HERE