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The Victorian Album, the Feminine and the Personal


Sat 8 Oct 2011, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sun 13 Nov 2011, 11:00am–5:00pm

Where: Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Kelburn Parade, Gate 3, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: AdamArtGallery

Alongside Behind Closed Doors, the Adam Art Gallery is staging a changing programme of projects titled In Camera: a project series around and about collecting. Located in one room of the Adam Art Gallery, the Kirk Gallery, this series illuminates other personal acts of collecting.

Part 4 of In Camera, curated by Sandy Callister.

During the Victorian era, photography became remarkably popular and accessible, stimulated in part by the technological innovation of the carte-de-visite process. This exhibition will examine the way in which New Zealand women utilised this new medium, presenting work that has rarely - and in many cases never - been displayed or reproduced, to provide a fascinating window into Pakeha and Māori women’s experience of modernity and the complex cultural interweavings of late colonial society.

Friday 7 October 2011, 6pm. Exhibition curator and Stout Research Fellow Sandy Callister will give a short floor talk of the exhibition accompanied by refreshments. All welcome.

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