Imposing Narratives

30 May – 7 July 1991

Beyond the documentary in recent New Zealand Photography.

Imposing Narratives is a major exhibition of recent photography to tour nationally during 1990-1991.

Over 100 works are featured from leading photographers Laurence Aberhart, Rhondda Bosworth, Margaret Dawson, Megan Jenkinson, Fiona Pardington, Peter Peryer, Patrick Reynolds, Marie Shannon and Christine Webster.

The photographs in this exhibition do not merely show you the world (or fragments of it) in a frozen moment of time. They invite you to think about this world. They offer readings. They convey philosophic, ironic and personal views of the world, the artist and the viewer.

The photographs entice us to become aware that our ways of looking and thinking are conditioned by images around us, by styles of images making, by our assumptions and expectations and by the setting in which photographs are viewed.

Imposing Narratives is a national exhibition being toured by the Wellington City Art Gallery and supported by the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand.


Aberhart Starts Here

Aberhart Starts Here

Iconic and unseen early photographs of Christchurch by Laurence Aberhart


The Virtues: Megan Jenkinson

In The Virtues innovative Auckland photographer Megan Jenkinson examines philosophical, moral, ethical and political issues and theories through the time-honoured techniques of personification, allegory and metaphor.