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Sat 23 May 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Tue 26 May 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Wed 27 May 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Thu 28 May 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Fri 29 May 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: McNamara Gallery Photography, 190 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Related Artists:

  • Laurence Aberhart

As a photographer Laurence Aberhart builds catalogues. He returns to certain subjects repeatedly, recording the world near to him as well as far from home. Included in his catalogue is a long study of the monumental, in particular war memorials, giving form to communal experience of loss and grief.

Aberhart chooses a process of stillness, an extended measure of moments over which light acts upon a prepared surface. There is a special sense of light in Aberhart’s work, never entirely of the now. Light is both still and moving, captured and yet the vehicle for a still-flickering sense of loss.

Extracts from Geraldine Barlow’s May 2012 essay: Laurence Aberhart Monumental
Geraldine Barlow is Curatorial Manager of International Art., Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

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