'Good' - Photographs by Amelia Nurse, 3 March to 6 April 2023, Photospace Gallery, Wellington Aotearoa NZ
'Good' is Amelia Nurse's first exhibition at Photospace gallery, and it comprises color and black & white photographs. The exhibition shows in gallery room 3 from 3rd March-6th April 2023. The exhibition opening in on Thursday 2nd March, 5pm-7pm, along with Catherine Russ' exhibition 'In the Quiet' in gallery room 1.
Good is titled after a mailbox I came across while out walking. It reflects both how the images were encountered, and my perfunctory reaction to finding subjects and scenes that held a resonance for me. They were taken in 2019/2020 in western Waikato and the Coromandel.
In a John Clarke interview (prior to his death) he talked about first having an idea and then considering what form it should take: poetry, comedy, interview… This struck a chord for me. In the instance of this particular collection, I was finding words foreign and inaccessible, but photography allowed me to bring into focus my experience of that bracket of time.
Amelia Nurse, of dual Canadian and NZ heritage, lives and works in Te Mata in the Coromandel. Things she's earned money doing and/or has done to earn money include music, broadcasting, editing, photography, waiting tables, doco making, travel journalism, running B&Bs, accountancy, haircutting, poetry and arboreal labour. In her photography she aspires to transcending the image to communicate the emotional impulse or sensory experience which lies behind it.
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