Laurence Aberhart


exhibition Details

'Aberhart's images are bathed in the light of photographic history, as well as that of the world around. In his exquisite prints, photography reclaims a magic often lost in the digital age'
– Gregory O'Brien, curator

This major exhibition of New Zealand's most eminent photographer brings together over 200 key works from the last four decades. Among them, his signature images of landscapes, facades, monuments, and interiors from New Zealand, Australia and further afield. Using a 100 year old view camera, Aberhart produces images which are steeped in the history not only of his subjects but also of his chosen medium. In recent years, Aberhart's work has been acknowledged as a vital ingredient in the visual arts culture of this country. This exhibition underlines that significance while also asserting that Laurence Aberhart is a photographer of truly international significance.


Laurence Aberhart was born in Nelson in 1949, and since 1983 has lived and worked in Russell, Bay of Islands. He is increasingly recognised as an important international figure. His photographs have been exhibited widely in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere. A solo exhibition was held at the Stedelijik Museum Amsterdam in 2002, alongside Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith. A survey of his work was shown at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, in 2005.

Curated by
Gregory O'Brien
New Gallery
$5 - $7

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