This exhibition of photographs, from Photospace Gallery's stock drawers, was created in response to the exhibition showing at Wellington City Gallery from 14th March to 14th June, 2015: History in the taking - 40 years of PhotoForum.
While the City Gallery show concentrates mainly on Wellington-related PhotoForum work, there is a recent book PhotoFroum at 40 - Counterculture, clusters and debate in New Zealand by Nina Seja, published by PhotoForum NZ, that details the history of this NZ photographers' organisation since its formation in Auckland in 1974.
The Photospace Gallery exhibition, held in the stockroom while current PhotoForum members Chris Corson-Scott (whose exhibition runs till 2nd April) and Mark Beehre (his exhibition A Queer Existence runs from 9th April to 4th May, 2015) occupy the main rooms of the gallery space.
PhotoForum@40 will continue at Photospace until 14th June 2015 - just as long as the City Gallery's PhotoForum exhibition runs.
The stock exhibition PhotoForum@40 includes photographs by past and present PhotoForum members: Tyree bros., Max Oettli, Tom Hutchins, John B Turner, John Milne, Gary Baigent, John Fields, Lucien Rizos, Mary Macpherson, Peter Black, Reg Feuz, Mark Beehre, James Gilberd, Julian Ward and Karen Lee. The photographs in the show are all available for sale, and some other works by some of these photographers are available to view.