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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Northart: Recent Auckland Photography - exhibition & publication

From NorthArt and Photoforum: An exhibition of senior, mid career and emerging photographers who all have various associations with the Auckland region.  Curated by Edward Hanfling and Chris Corson-Scott; in association with the Auckland Festival of Photography.

Includes work by Mark Adams, Edith Amituanai, Fiona Amundsen, Harvey Benge, Bruce Connew, Chris Corson-Scott, Ngahuia Harrison, Derek Henderson, Ian Macdonald, Geoff Short, Haru Sameshima, and Talia Smith.

There will be a gallery talk for this exhibition - by Ron Brownson with Edward Hanfling - on Saturday June 8 starting at 3pm, followed by an informal "Meet the artists" session. All welcome; refreshments will be served; admission free; donations welcomed.

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication Pictures They Want to Make - Recent Auckland Photography, by Chris Corson-Scott and Edward Hanfling with a foreword by Ron Brownson. (Hardcover 176 pages. Published by Photoforum.)

Note: Pictures They Want to Make: Recent Auckland Photography has a RRP of $59.95.  Published by PhotoForum, it is also part of our subscription offer for  this current membership year. With the standard subscription rate being $65.00 it’s a great opportunity to receive the publication (along with other benefits), while also supporting PhotoForum’s broader promotion of New Zealand photography. All enquiries can be emailed to

Chris Corson-Scott interview (D-Photo)
Harvey Benge's Blog post

Norman King Square (Opposite the Library)
Ernie Mays Street
Northcote Shopping Centre
Phone +64 9 480 9633

Free car Parking: corner of College Road and Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre, Auckland. Wheelchair accessible.

Piece Gallery: Dominic Burrell

Piece Gallery
2 Matakana Valley Road
Ph: 09 422 9125

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dave Alley at Whangateau Hall, Saturday 11 May

From Jenine Abarbanel: Guitarist Dave Alley has played at Whangateau hall several times both on his own and as a member of Sanders Alley Geiling. On Saturday, 11 May, he will play solo and backed by Nat Torkington (banjo) and Jenine Abarbanel (bass). Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00 show. Tickets are $15 at the door for adults, kids 15 and under free. Pre-book by texting or calling 021 742 765. 

Dave Alley is a highly regarded New Zealand guitarist, singer, songwriter and percussionist. His strongly rhythmic, genre defying music is a home grown New Zealand style borrowing from roots, world, blues, rock, reggae, funk, folk and South Pacific styles. Delving into songs from three solo albums and unreleased tracks from new albums in the pipeline, Dave's one-man shows are an enlightening trip through the world of an original musician and songwriter. His solo show features three well worn Maton guitars played in standard and lap-steel slide styles with an array of odd tunings and some Celtic and Middle Eastern percussion instruments thrown in for good measure. A kick drum-like stomp box thumps down low, accentuating the solid groove. Lyrically, the songs tell of places travelled, people met and ponderings, abstract or otherwise, on humanity, life and the fine art of living it. 


Monday, May 6, 2013