What value do objects hold? As things are exchanged and come in and out of our lives, they take on 'social lives' - the meanings that we give them.
The images in this exhibition, by some of New Zealand's leading photographers and taken across the last five decades, invite you to reflect on the world of things. Explore the range of cultural, symbolic and personal relations to be found in this constellation of photographs.
Includes work by Bill Culbert, Marti Friedlander, Fiona Pardington, Michael Parekowhai, Yvonne Todd and many others.
Part of the New Zealand Art: Insights and Connections series of exhibitions drawn from our collection
- Curated by
- Zara Stanhope, Julia Waite
- Ground level
- Free entry
gelatin silver print, toned with gold
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mark Adams and the Partners of Ernst & Young, 1995
gelatin silver print
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
A place setting in the refectory. The rule of the Great Silence is observed here. The purpose of silence in the monastery is to develop the spirit or atmosphere of recollection necessary for deep prayer
black and white photograph
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993