As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography’s Signature Exhibitions, Gow Langsford Gallery presents an exhibition of photographs by renowned photographer Laurence Aberhart. The exhibition forms the second part of Photography at Kitchener and will run from 11 – 21 June at our Kitchener St Gallery.
The selection of work include Aberhart’s archetypal subjects: iconic buildings, cemeteries and war memorials from around the country, each in black and white silver gelatin prints.
Laurence Aberhart (b.1949), widely regarded as a fore father of New Zealand contemporary photography, is a self-taught photographer based in Russell, Northland. He held his first solo exhibition in Wellington in 1978 and has since exhibited regularly in Australasia and in Asia. Aberhart has received a number of Art Council of New Zealand awards, a Fulbright Travel Grant (USA, 1988), a Fulbright Research Fellowship (USA, 2010) and a Moet et Chandon Fellowship in France (1994).
Highlights of his exhibition career include inclusion in exhibitions at the MCA Sydney (2013), the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney (2003); Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2010) and Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (2011). He was honoured by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand with a Laureate Award in 2013 and his work is now represented in all of this country’s major public collections.