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Auckland Festival of Photography: Isolation and the Gulag


Wed 16 Jun 2021, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 17 Jun 2021, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 18 Jun 2021, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 20 Jun 2021, 12:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Artists: Marek Lechowicz, Michal Chojak and Archival work.

Ordinary people, families and political prisoners survived trauma, degradation, forced deportation, and hard labour camps in the hauntingly beautiful wilderness of the Soviet Union.

Millions of innocent people were incarcerated in the hard labour camps of the GULAG prison system. The GULAG’s main function, implemented in the Soviet Union after 1929, was to gain control over the entire population. Although this is one of the most shocking periods of twentieth-century history, it is not well known. Witness images of this forgotten history, its landscapes and legacy in 'Isolation and the GULAG'.

Group bookings available by arrangement. $10 per person, includes welcome, talk, film and morning or afternoon tea.

Group workshops available by arrangement. $8 per person, including adults, includes materials.

The Polish museum is for all New Zealanders
"GLAM" Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum

Howick is a destination that offers variety including Howick beach, Stockade Hill, various Fencible sites and historical walks, All Saints Church, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre, Te Tuhi Gallery and Howick Historical Village.

The quaint Howick village shops are a 5-minute walk from the museum and the Botany Town Centre is a 10-minute drive.

We look forward to welcoming you to "Isolation and the Gulag", the Howick district and the Polish Museum.

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