Biography
Info from Paul Mc Namara March 2012

EXHIBITIONS

1974 Group exhibition, Architects’ Club, Auckland

1975 Group exhibition, The Active Eye, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North
and national tour.

1976 Four person exhibition, CSA Gallery, Christchurch.

1977 Group exhibition, The New Zealand Landscape, Snaps Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, The New Zealand Landscape, Waikato Art Museum,
Hamilton.
Group exhibition, Twenty New Zealand Photographers, Auckland War
Memorial Museum.

1978 Group exhibition, 5-6 Christchurch Photographers, CSA Gallery,
Christchurch.
One person exhibition, Nineteen Photographs, Peter McLeavey Gallery,
Wellington

1979 Group exhibition, Christchurch photographers, University Students' Arts
Festival,
Christchurch
Three person exhibition, Three New Zealand Photographers, [with Fiona
Clark and Peter Peryer], Auckland City Art Gallery and partial North Island
tour.
Group exhibition, Recent Acquisitions: works on paper, Auckland City Art Gallery.
Two person exhibition, [with Peter Peryer], Bosshard Galleries, Dunedin.
Group exhibition, The New Image, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Arteries, Christchurch.
Group exhibition, works on paper, prints and photographs, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.

1980 Group exhibition, The Street Show, Robert McDougall Art Gallery,
Christchurch.
Group exhibition, photographs from Wellington private collections,
PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington.
One person exhibition, 8"x lO" Polaroids, Noko's Coffee House,Lyttelton.
Group exhibition, Street Photos, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Family Photos, Snaps Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, The Gallerie Paper Show, Real Pictures, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Illusions, Fantasies and Lies, PhotoForum Gallery,
Wellington.
Group exhibition, works on paper, prints and photographs, Peter McLeavey
Gallery, Wellington



1981 Group exhibition, Illusions, Fantasies and Lies, Arteries, Christchurch.
Group exhibition, stock show, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington.
Two person exhibition [with Athol McCredie], University of Canterbury,
School of Fine Arts Gallery Christchurch.
Group exhibition, Recent Acquisitions 1980-81, National Art
Gallery,Wellington.
Three person exhibition, TUX, [with Bill Hammond and Will Collison],
Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
One person exhibition, Twenty three Photographs, Peter McLeavey
Gallery, Wellington.
One person exhibition, View album, National Art Gallery, Wellington.
One person exhibition, View album, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, works on paper, prints and photographs, Peter McLeavey
Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Come Elephant Riding, Real Pictures, Auckland.

1982 Group exhibition, Selected Works, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington.
Guest exhibitor, Waimate Art Society Annual Exhibition, Waimate.
Group exhibition, Views/Exposures, National Art Gallery, Wellington and
national tour.

1983 One person exhibition, as participant in Anzart in Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania.
One person exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery Wellington.
One person exhibition, Bosshard Galleries. Dunedin.

1984 Chelsea Sugar Commission and group exhibition, Auckland City Art Gallery
and national tour.
Two person exhibition, Pairs, National Art Gallery, Wellington.

1985 Three person exhibition, White on Black, [with Ans Westra and Ann Noble],
Auckland City Art Gallery.
Group exhibition, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland.

1986 One person exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Artis Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1987 One, person exhibition, Cypher Devours, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition, Bosshard Galleries, Dunedin.
Portrait of Law commission, exhibited Wellington Civic Centre and
Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington.

1988 Group exhibition, Rear Vision, Wellington City Art Gallery.
Two person exhibition, [with Bill Hammond], Aberhart North Gallery,
Auckland.
Group exhibition, Centennial Exhibition, Auckland City Art Gallery.
Commission and group exhibition. The Post Office Project, National Library
Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition. Exhibits, National Art Gallery, Wellington and Artspace,
Auckland.

1989 Group exhibition. The Photography Show, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga,
Auckland.
One person exhibition, Bringing It All Back Home. Aberhart North Galley,
Auckland.
Group exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.
Group exhibition, Imposing Narratives, Wellington City Art Gallery and
national tour.
Two person exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition,. "From Today Painting Is Dead..", Shed 11, National Art
Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Montana-Lindaeur Art Award, Auckland Society Of Arts
Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Whatu Aho Rua, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1990 One person exhibition, 1990 Remix, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Art in the Sub-Antarctic, Southland Museum and Art
Gallery, Invercargill and national tour.
One person exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.
Group exhibition, Now See Hear, Wellington City Art Gallery.
Group exhibition, 200 Years of N.Z. Landscape, Auckland City Art Gallery.
One person exhibition, Nature Morte, National Art Gallery and national tour.
One person exhibition, Vestiges From The Last Colonial Culture:
Photographs of New Zealand, Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles, USA
One person exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Commission and subsequent installation, Park-Royal Hotel, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Heart + Land, NZAGDC organised tour for Australia.
Group exhibition, United/Sarjeant Photographic Award, [inclusion in
catalogue through work withdrawn from exhibition] Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui
Group exhibition, Situation and Style, Jonathan-Jensen Gallery, Christchurch.
Group exhibition, Acquisitions Review 1988-90, Auckland City Art
Gallery.

1991 Two person exhibition [with Bill Hammond], Brooke-Gifford Gallery,
Christchurch.
Two person exhibition, Old Fashioned, [with Rick Alexander], Aberhart
North Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition, Vestiges From The Last Colonial….., Museum of Art,
Santa Anna, California, USA
Commission and one person exhibition, Taranaki Project, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
Group exhibition, A Private View, Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre,
Gisborne.
Group exhibition, 175 East, Sarjeant Gallery organised tour for Australia.
Group exhibition, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland.


1992 Commission Photographs of Wellington Buildings and subsequent installation in the Wellington Town Hall.
Group exhibition, Headlands. Thinking through New Zealand Art, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney and N.A.G., Wellington.
Group exhibition, Contemporary Update, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.
Group exhibition, Whatu Aho Rua. Australian touring exhibition organised by
the Sarjeant Gallery.
One person exhibition, Mass Update, Aberhart North Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Peebles, Peers and Contemporaries Centre for
Contemporary Art, Hamilton.

1993 One person exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
One person exhibition, Danceland, The Bath-House M&AG, Rotorua.
One person exhibition, The contact print 1993, Aberhart North Gallery,
Auckland.

1994 One person exhibition, Darren Knight DKW Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Group exhibition, Letters from Ronald's Room, Gallery Seventy Nine,
Hawera.
Group exhibition, Station to Station: The Way of the Cross, Auckland City
Art Gallery.
Group exhibition, Masons of the Grand Lodge, Page 90 Artspace, Porirua,
Wellington
One person exhibition, Platinum Print Photographs, Aberhart North Gallery,
Auckland.

1995 Group exhibition, Australia Felix Festival, Benalla, Victoria, Australia
[Darren Knight Gallery artists]
Group exhibition, Symbolist Photography, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga,
Auckland.
Group exhibition, Waikato Te Awa: The People and The River, Waikato
Museum of Art & History, Hamilton.
Group exhibition, Sight Seeing, Australia Post National Philatelic Centre,
Melbourne, Australia.
Group exhibition, Currencies, Photoforum/Auckland Museum, Auckland.
One person exhibition, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
One Person exhibition, Mission Heliographique, Aberhart North Gallery,
Auckland.
Group exhibition, Gate/Ways Through Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1996 Seven New Zealand Artists [Darren Knight Gallery artists], Dogget St
Gallery, Brisbane & Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
One person exhibition, DKW Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Two person exhibition [with Fiona Clark], Govett-Brewster Gallery, New
Plymouth

1997 Group exhibition, "Family Values", Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Recent Acquisitions In Context, Auckland City Art
Gallery.
One person exhibition, Enamels and Cameos, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition Interiors, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei.

1998 One person exhibition, Photographs of USA, Europe & New Zealand, The
American Club, Hong Kong.
One person exhibition, Sampling, Darren Knight gallery, Sydney.
One person exhibition, All Gates Open, Fisher Gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland & national tour.
Group exhibition, Dream Collectors, Museum of New Zealand/Auckland City Art Gallery.
Group exhibition, Outside the Circle, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei.
Group exhibition, 1970s, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Folklore: The New Zealanders, Artspace, Auckland &
Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1999 One person exhibition, Anonymous Architecture & Other Fables,
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition, Dark Stuff, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
Group show, Three Photographers, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
Group exhibition? Solo? of National Art Gallery/Museum commission,
Te Papa, Wellington
Group exhibition, People, Places, Pastimes: Challenging Perspectives of Ispswich, Global Arts Link, Ipswich, Queensland.
Group exhibition, WORD, MCA, Sydney.
Group exhibition, Mapping Our Countries, Djumu Gallery [National Museum of Australia], Sydney.
One person exhibition, Where Shadows Dream of Light, Dunedin Public Art
Gallery.
Group exhibition, Wonderlands, Govett-Brewster AG, New Plymouth

2000 Group exhibition, Drive, Govett-Brewster AG, New Plymouth.
Group exhibition, The Promised Land. The Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Nelson.
One person exhibition, Northland, Part One – The Eighties, Sue Crockford
Gallery, Auckland
Group exhibition,[25th Anniversary Ex], Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
Group exhibition, Re/brand, Wollongong City Gallery
Group exhibition, Big Small; John Batten Gallery. Hong Kong.
Group exhibition, Photography. Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, The Photography Show Te Waa Gallery, Wanganui
Group exhibition, Photography 1944-2000, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Parihaka. Welllington City Art Gallery.
Two person exhibition [with Bill Hammond], Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
Group exhibition New Works [Renyolds, Hotere, Albrecht, Aberhart] Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Flight Patterns Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Group exhibition, Darkness And Light: Looking at the landscape touring
exhibition –Australia & NZ


2001 Group exhibition, Looking Back: NZ Photography 1950-2000 Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition, Bundles of Paper John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
Group exhibition, Te Maunga Taranaki: views of the mountain Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Group exhibition: Prospect 2001 Wellington City Art Gallery.
One person exhibition, Ghostwriting:Photographs of Macau. Macau Museum of ART , Macau..
One person exhibition, Photographs of China and Macau John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
One person Exhibition, Asia Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
Group exhibition, Heatwave: contemporary art recently purchased…. Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
Group exhibition: The Gambling Show John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong,.
One person exhibition: Photographs of Otaru, Japan Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
One person exhibition: Macau, China , Japan Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
Group exhibition Photo Works from the MCA Collection MCA, Sydney.
Group exhibition, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
Group exhibition, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.

2002 One person exhibition, Scape Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin.
One person exhibition, Museum Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth.
Group exhibition, The 70s Show Auckland Art Gallery.
One person exhibition, The photographic print in the year 2002 Peter McLeavey
Gallery, Wellington
Group exhibition, Big Bang Theory: Recent Chartwell Acquisitions Auckland Art
Gallery.
Group exhibition, Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
One person exhibition, The Interior McNamara Gallery – Photography, Wanganui.
Group exhibition White Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition Laurence Aberhart – Photographs Stedelijk Museum,
Amsterdam, Holland.
Group exhibition Victory Over Death Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.

2003 One person exhibition ‘The Stedelijk Exhibition’ Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition ‘Serial Works’ Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
One person exhibition Photographs Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin.
Group exhibition Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Group exhibition 2003: The Year In Art” S. H. Irwin Gallery, Sydney.
Group exhibition [acquisitions] Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
One person exhibition, McNamara gallery – Photography, Wanganui.
Group exhibition Locals Only Govett-Brewster AG. New Plymouth.

2004 Two person exhibition [with Bill Hammond] Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
Group exhibition Icons Te Papa/National Gallery of NZ, Wellington.
Group exhibition Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
One person exhibition Ghosting Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
One person exhibition Last lights, Monuments, Northland, Cemeteries, Domestic
Architecture…. Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
Sole exhibition Last lights Govett-Brewster AG, New Plymouth.
One person exhibition Photographs Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin
Group exhibition 51 Degrees South Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.

2005 Group exhibition High Chair St.Paul St. Gallery, AUT, Auckland.
Group exhibition 30th Anniversary Brooke-Gifford Gallery, Christchurch.
One person exhibition Reverse Flow Lesley Kreisler Gallery, New Plymouth.
Group exhibition Flagworks Pataka Museum, Porirua, Wellington.
One person exhibition The Invisible Edge [8x10 Polaroids] Marshall Seifert
Gallery, Dunedin.
One person exhibition Laurence Aberhart- Photographs Centre for
Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
Group exhibition Verbatim Lopdell House, Titirangi and other venues
One person exhibition Domestic Architecture McNamara Gallery, Wanganui.
Group exhibition The Sea Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney.

2006 One person exhibition Museology. Sun Pictures. Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
Group exhibition Within Memory National Library Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition Viewfinder Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
One person exhibition Museology Peter Mcleavey Gallery, Wellington.
Group exhibition Birds - the art of N.Z. birdlife Pataka Museum, Porirua, Wellington.
One person exhibition Collections Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland.
One person exhibition Peripatetic Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin.


2007 Group exhibition Picturing The Peninsula - …. Christchurch Art Gallery
One person exhibition Laurence Aberhart City Gallery Wellington.
Group exhibition The Long View McNamara Gallery, Wanganui.
Group exhibition New Zealand Legacy: Aotearoa Taonga-tuku-iho touring
exhibition [Asia] for Ministry of Culture & Heritage.
One person exhibition Photographs Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin.
Group exhibition Art School 125 Christchurch City Gallery.
One person exhibition A Region Observed Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier.

2008 One person exhibition Northland Maori Churches Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
One person exhibition Momento Woollaston Gallery, Mahana, Nelson.
One person exhibition An exhibition of new photographs….. McNamara Gallery, Wanganui.
Group exhibition Landed Te Manawa Museum Gallery, Palmerston North.
Group exhibition Close-Up Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland - and short tour.
One person exhibition Laurence Aberhart – Photographs Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne.
Group Exhibition The Ecologies Project Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne.

2009 One person exhibition A Greater Conceit Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington.
One person exhibition Heavy Metal McNamara Gallery Photography, Wanganui.
Group exhibition Recent Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga.
Group exhibition Beyond The Image Woollaston Gallery, Mahana, Nelson.
Group exhibition LIGHT: Black & Silver Mahara Gallery, Waikanae.

2010 One person exhibition This is what I do Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
Group exhibition Unnerved: The New Zealand Project Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Group exhibition Double Exposure Blackfriar’s Gallery, Chppendale, NSW.


PUBLICATIONS [selected]


1975 The Active Eye, catalogue, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North.

1976 Australian Photography, magazine, July.

1977 Art New Zealand, magazine, Feb/March
PhotoForum 38, magazine June/July
Don’t let poor Nellie starve Jules Riding , Auckland.

1979 PhotoForum 43, magazine, March.
Three New Zealand Photographers, catalogue, A.C.A.G.
Printletter 23, magazine [Zurich], Sept/Oct.
Art New Zealand 14, magazine [n.d.]

1980 View, album, a portfolio of 10 prints, edition of 10, the photographer,
Lyttelton.

1982 Views/Exposures, catalogue, National Art Gallery, Wellington.
Nine Masonic Lodges in Canterbury, a portfolio of 9 prints, edition of 10,
the photographer, Lyttelton.

1984 PhotoForum Newsletter, No.16.March, magazine, Wellington.
Friends of the National Art Gallery Newsletter, Wellington.

1988 Exhibits, catalogue, National Art Gallery/Artspace.
Photofile, magazine [Australia].
A Centennial History, catalogue, Auckland City Art Gallery,
NBR, [magazine], 22 July.

1989 Montana Lindaeur Art Award, catalogue, Auckland Society of Arts.
Art New Zealand 50, magazine, Autumn.
Art New Zealand 51, magazine, winter
Imposing Narratives, catalogue, Wellington City A.G.
Whatu Aho Rua catalogue, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1990 Heart + Land, catalogue, NZAGDC, Wellington.
Nature Morte, catalogue, National Art Gallery, Wellington.
Sense of Place, catalogue, Ivan Dougherty Gallery / University of NSW,
Sydney, Australia.
United/Sarjeant Gallery Photographic Award, catalogue, Sarjeant Gallery,
Wanganui.
Now See Hear, catalogue, Wellington City Art Gallery.
Situation and Style, catalogue, Jonathan-Jensen Gallery, Christchurch.
Release album, a portfolio of 8 prints, edition of 12, the photographer,
Russell.
In The Southern States of America album, a portfolio edition of 10 prints,
edition of 12, the photographer, Russell.


Vestiges of The Last Colonial Culture: Photographs of New Zealand,
catalogue, Los Angeles.
Antic 8, [magazine], December

1991 Visions Art Quarterly, magazine, Spring, Los Angeles.
Art Education /Guidelines to the Syllabus, Ministry of Education,
Wellington.
175 East, catalogue, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1992 Headlands Thinking Through New Zealand Art, catalogue, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Whatu Aho Rua, catalogue, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

1994 Station to Station The Way of the Cross, catalogue, Auckland City Art
Gallery.

1995 Waikato Te Awa: The People and the River, catalogue, Waikato Museum of
Art and History, Hamilton.
Sight / Seeing, catalogue, Postmaster Gallery, National Philatelic Centre,
Melbourne, Australia.

1996 New Zealand Modernism - Expressionism and Figuration, The Gibbs
Collection, Auckland.

1997 Asian Art News, magazine [HK], article

1998 All Gates Open book/catalogue in conjunction with exhibition, Fisher
Gallery & the photographer.
Dream Collectors, catalogue, Te Papa/Museun of NZ/Auckland City Art
Gallery.

1999 Where Shadows Dream of Light, catalogue, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
WORD catalogue, MCA, Sydney.

2000 Flight Patterns catalogue, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art/The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles.
Parihaka catalogue, Wellington City Art Gallery.
Te Maunga Taranaki: views of a mountain. catalogue, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
Open Eyes magazine, A Painting For Uncle Frank: Ian Wedde [Newsletter of the Friends Of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

2001 Ghostwriting: photographs of Macau. catalogue, [tri-lingual] Macau Museum of Art, Macau.
Art Asia Pacific [issue 33] magazine. Laurence Aberhart; Macau and China: John Batten

2002 The Interior catalogue, McNamara Gallery – Photography, Wanganui.
New Zealand Journal of Photography [No. 48, Spring 2002] magazine [review of The Photographic Print in 2002, McLeavey exhib.

New Zealand Journal of Photography [No. 49, Summer 2002] magazine
[review of The Interior, McNamara 2002 exhib]

2003 Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay collection. catalogue,
National Gallery of Australia

2005 The Invisible Edge catalogue. Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin.
Domestic Architecture catalogue. McNamara Gallery Wanganui

2006 Art ReView magazine [Lynne Cook]
2007 Aberhart Victoria University Press

COLLECTIONS

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Robert MacDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.
Te Papa Tongarewa/National Art Gallery/Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.
Forrester Gallery, Oamaru.
Dowse Art Gallery and Museum, Lower Hutt.
Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North.
Waikato Museum and Art Gallery, Hamilton.
Auckland City Art Gallery.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Global Arts Link, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Readers Digest Collection, Pleasantville, N.Y. USA.
Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France.
Museum of Art, Macau.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland.


AWARDS etc

Recipient of a number of QEII Arts Council of NZ grants.

1988: Fulbright Travel Fellowship to travel in the USA.
1993-94: QEII Arts Council of NZ Fellowship award.
1994: Moet et Chandon Fellowship to stay in France.


Curriculum Vitae

Laurence Aberhart // Photographer


Born 1949, Nelson. Self taught as a photographer, since 1967.
Lives in Russell with his partner.

Included in numerous nationally toured exhibitions including The Active Eye [1975], Views/Exposures[1981], Headlands [1992]. and two nationally toured solo exhibitions, Nature Morte [1990] and All Gates Open [1998].

First one person exhibition was at the Peter McLeavey Gallery, [Wellington] 1978. Regularly exhibits in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Hong Kong; has exhibited work in Los Angeles and throughout Australia.

In 2000/2001 he carried out a major body of work in Macau; a catalogue of this work Ghostwriting was published.
In 2003 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Holland hosted a one person exhibition of his work in conjunction with an exhibition of Colin McCahon
His work is in all major New Zealand public art gallery collections and in the collections of:
The National Gallery of Australia,
Museum of Contemporary Art [Sydney],
The Readers Digest Collection [Pleasantville, N.Y., USA],
The Hallmark Collection, [Kansas City, USA]
The Bilbliotheque Nationale [Paris].
The Queensland Art Gallery
The Art Gallery of NSW
The Macau Museum of Art
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland.

Has received a number of Arts Council of New Zealand awards, a Fulbright Travel Fellowship Grant [USA, 1988] and a Moet et Chandon Fellowship in France [1994].
b.1949
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