Part of the Sydney-wide Head On Photo Festival, this exhibition delves into the rich archive of renowned New Zealand photographer, Laurence Aberhart, presenting over 75 works from 1980 – 2010. Shot exclusively on a century-old 8” x 10” flatbed camera, Aberhart creates luminous, finely detailed contact silver gelatin prints in a process dating from the early days of film photography.
Literally imbued with time, his extraordinary photographs are reflections on transience and endurance. They invite us into a world where time has paused, and the past conflates with the present on a deeper timescale.
Born in 1949 in Nelson, Aberhart is one of New Zealand’s most renowned photographers. His work has been the subject of many exhibitions, including a major survey in 2008 at City Gallery, Wellington, curated by Justin Paton and Gregory Burke and accompanied by a comprehensive monograph, and in 2002 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He is represented in Sydney by Darren Knight Gallery.
Exhibition dates: 27 April – 29 May 2016
Exhibition opening function: Saturday 30 April, 3-5pm