'In.Search' - group exhibition
26th November - 2nd December 2014
From the 26th of November to the 2nd of December, 2014, Photospace Gallery will host ‘In Search’, the inaugural exhibition showcasing work from a group of aspiring young artists from Zeal’s Photography Academy.
Featuring the work of six female high-school-aged artists, this exhibition looks at the idea of photography as a voice; a means of projection and expression. In a time where the standing place of New Zealand’s young people is culturally and socially debated and misunderstood, these six artists seek to cut through the noise and make their own voices heard.
The photographers will explore their own perceptions and perspectives of what it means to be a young person growing up in New Zealand. The exhibition aims to deconstruct common views of who the young people of this country are believed to be, and instead show who they really are; deeply passionate and eager to leave their mark on the world, whilst searching for a meaningful and purposeful life. Diverse, unique, and at times quirky, these pieces will present viewers with an unfiltered look into the eyes and minds of New Zealand’s young people.
The six photographers – Amber Dunmore-Jones, Natasha Larsen, Maddie Wright, Emma Cleveland, Mary Kelly, and Olivia Owen – are all graduates of a 15-week photography course run out of Zeal Youth Centre in Central Wellington. It is a project which seeks to connect aspiring young artists with industry professionals who can assist in honing and developing their craft.
The exhibition kicks off with an Opening Evening at 6pm on Wednesday the 26th of November and continues throughout the week until Tuesday the 2nd of December. Admission is free.
Gallery hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm Saturdays, closed Sundays.