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Tue 28 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 29 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 30 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 1 Jul 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 2 Jul 2016, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Photospace, Level 1, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: lclunieetm

The absence and presence of light, the disruption of the photographic surface: Three photographers exhibit works exploring the material features of photography.

Terrain is defined as a field of interest or a geographic area. It is also a description of the physical features and surface variants of land. These features develop over time and are due to forces such as pressure, friction, exposure, and immersion- causing: folding, crumpling, laceration, slumping and disintegration.

Three artists: Matt Higgins (Australia), Lisa Clunie (NZ) and Ellen Smith (NZ) are makers of photographic images that have direct physical presence- a trace of touch, a working of the surface. Although having visibly distinct approaches, their practices mutually stem from a desire to “get back to the elemental forces of nature itself”.

Higgins lacerates and masks the photographic surface to create abstract chemigrams, Clunie crumples and folds paper to make photograms that oscillate between two and three dimensions, and Smith explores the absence and presence of light in direct contact prints. Terrain maps out their shared intrigue with the latent potential of the photographic image, and the transformation of the material features of photography.

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