Thursday, July 12, 2007
The NZ Centre for Photography and the Portrait Gallery have been given two years' free lease of Shed 11 on the Wellington waterfront, to be extended if their visitor numbers warrant it. The Portrait Gallery have put on a stunning first show featuring artist's self-portraits and also portraits of other artists. The 'Collecting Photographers' show, curated by Janet Bayly features Wellington-connected photographers who also collect photography, so a lot of different photographers are represented. The collectors are: Wayne Barrar, Andrew Ross, Ben Cauchi, me, Mary MacPherson, Peter Black, Bruce Connew, Alan Knowles, Alannah Gunter, Janet Bayly and Anne Noble. I took a few pix at the opening.