Kamala, Astral and Charlotte, Lyttelton, March 1983

From 23 March

Laurence Aberhart's 1983 photograph of Lyttelton children is displayed on our Gloucester Street billboard.

Our art billboard has moved to a new site on Gloucester Street. Laurence Aberhart's photograph is a portrait of his daughters and a small family friend, framed in the niche of an old fish and chip shop in Lyttelton. A chronicler of the New Zealand vernacular, Aberhart's world is the overlooked and the outmoded, which he continues to photograph with the same century-old view camera he bought second-hand in the late 1970s. Enlarged to a monumental scale and hoist into the sky, the children watch over a city being rebuilt underneath and around them.