slow release: recent photography from New Zealand

22 February – 6 April 2003

Ann Shelton, Slimline, 2000

Fiona Amundsen
Gavin Hipkins
Anne Noble
Fiona Pardington
Peter Peryer
Ann Shelton
Yvonne Todd

slow release was a compelling review of current photographic practice in New Zealand that brought together seven of the country’s leading contemporary photographers. slow release challenged the traditions of ‘fine art’ and documentary photography in works that defy easy categorisation. Distinguished by an apparent objectivity, these images drew on photographic conventions as distinct as studio portraiture, scientific documentation, anthropological evidence and visual forensics. As a collective, the works on show held viewers in the act of looking.

slow release was a Heide Museum of Modern Art touring exhibition.