Camera Work

Fiona Amundsen The First City in History
John Lake
The Campus
Simon Starling
Kohei Yoshiyuki The Park

For the 2012 festival season the Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington presented a suite of four solo exhibitions that offered different takes on photography. Recording people and places, these artists’ projects modeled strikingly different documentary approaches, offering viewers a provocative opportunity to ask what it means when a camera is used to capture a subject, both in the moment and for posterity.
New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012

Artist talks and mid point party: Saturday 17 March 2012, 6pm.
For more details on the Camera Work public programme including a series of documentary film screenings at the New Zealand Film Archive please review our calendar

The Park was a joint project with the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and IMA, Brisbane. Fiona Amundsen’s The First City in History was supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation, New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme and Auckland University of Technology. John Lake’s project was commissioned for the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection in 2011. Simon Starling’s work was staged in partnership with The Physics Room, Christchurch.

Adam Art Gallery Public Programme Jan-April 2012 [PDF]