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Fri 15 Feb 2013, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Massey University, Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Ilka Kapica

A free public lecture and panel discussion presented by the Massey University College of Creative Arts in association with the AIC & ICOM-CC Photographs Conservation Joint Meeting.

Lecture by Judy Annear - Senior Curator Photographs at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Paul McNamara (Director, McNamara Gallery Photography, Whanganui)
Lissa Mitchell (Collections Manager Art (Photography and New Media), Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
Dr Erika Wolf (Associate Professor, Department of History and Art History, University of Otago)

From daguerreotype to digital image, photographs are circulated, collected and presented in a multitude of contexts - carriers of visual meaning, but also specific material objects. This event will consider the use and exhibition of the photograph as an art or cultural object, increasingly held in gallery and museum collections. What is the special nature of the photograph in this context, and what are the current issues and practices involved in the collection and exhibition of photographs?

Lecture abstract:
Photography is polymorphously perverse, famously wriggly in refusing to be pinned down in terms of content and form hence its ambiguous status (still) within the art world at large let alone amongst writers, theorists and historians. My paper will look at how the Art Gallery of NSW has, over the last 15 odd years, dealt with the medium in terms of collection and exhibition and present various case studies for discussion.

Held at The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Entrance E, Tasman Street.

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