Canterbury Places and Faces

12 August – 13 October 1996

This exhibition of works from the Gallery's photographic collection illustrates how a sense of place and identity has traditionally been a fundamental concern for the New Zealand artist over the generations. In photography this aspect has been given even greater emphasis.

In this selection of 20 images from 10 different photographers we can see how each makes a unique statement but have all at one time or another found a common source for their imagery in the places and people of Canterbury.

Among the artists represented are Laurence Aberhart, Larry Bell, Glenn Busch, Kevin Capon, Margaret Dawson, Bruce Foster, Murray Hedwig, Marti Friedlander, Euan Sarginson, and Gail Wright. The familiar Canterbury places and faces will be left for you to discover and enjoy.

('Canterbury Places and Faces', Bulletin, No.103, August/September 1996, p.2)