Julian Ward has exhibited his black & white street photographs and landscape photographs at Photospace Gallery numerous times since 2001. This exhibition of 16 photographs is to mark the launch of the short documentary film 'Gifts from the Gods' made by Hans Weston Films.
There will be a preview of the film in the Photospace Gallery studio on Saturday 11th February, running continuously from 11am to 1.30pm. You are most welcome to come along.
The exhibition is on the walls now (3rd Feb) and available to view just until 25 Feb. Once we've done the film preview I'll set up a TV screen in the gallery room to show the film on demand.
'Gifts form the Gods' runs till 26th Feb, but is closed on Waitangi Day (Monday 6th Feb.)
Gallery hours are normally 10am-3pm Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm Saturday, closed Sundays and public holidays. Entry is free. Photographs by Julian Ward are for sale.
Also see julianward.co.nz
Pandemics, mental health crisis, inequality, the rise of the far right, war on the border of Europe, it's not surprising we all need a special place to go to. I asked people where their place of Sanctuary was and arranged to photograph them in it."
- Andy Spain
During the early months of the pandemic Andy did a course to shake up his photography practice of 30 years. Forced to re-consider why he was a photographer, what began to emerge was his continual search for a place of home and the comfort that the act of photography gave him. His project, Sanctuary, was born. He set out to find other people's places of Sanctuary, allowing him a privileged access to people and places.
Over the course of the last three years, Andy has photographed Wellington residents in their place of Sanctuary, where the space around the subject is as important as the portrait itself. During his ongoing project, Andy realised that his place of Sanctuary was out with his camera meeting these subjects and sharing a short moment about their life and story.
In 2020 the Alexander Turnbull Library collected Andy's 'Cuba Street Portraits' and 'Love is Understanding' series to preserve in the nation's archive. In 2021 he was shortlisted for the international Architectural Photography Awards and in 2022 he was presented the President's Award by the NZIA for his contribution to architectural photography. His work was shortlisted in the International Photography Awards in 2021 and 2022.
Andy is from the UK and moved to Aotearoa in 2015. He works as a photographer with an emphasis on architecture and portraiture.
'Of the Hill' is showing along with Andrew Ross' exhibition 'People and Places' from 12 November 2022 to 28 January 2023. The gallery will be closed from 22 December to 8 January inclusive, but I will be around. If you're visiting Wellington during this period and would like to see these exhibitions please email me to arrange a time - firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular gallery hours are Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Saturday 11am-2pm, closed Sundays and public holidays.
We are on the first floor, up one gentle, straight flight of stairs with twin handrails, but we regret there is no lift and no wheelchair access to the gallery.
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