Travelling Exhibitions – Voyage into the Heartland

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Travelling Exhibitions | Ngā Whakakitetanga e Haeretia ana te Rohe

Voyage into the Heartland: Photographic Works from the Batten Collection

Voyage into the Heartland: Photographic Works from the Batten Collection at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in Pātea is a new exhibition discovering the photographic works of the Batten Family from Tokaora.  During the early 1930’s the family set out across the North Island of New Zealand with their camera and a horse called Judy to photograph recollection of the central region of the Land of the Long White Cloud.  Their perspective is a particular one carrying us on a journey into early 20th century life in New Zealand with practical but sensitive objectivity. 

Voyage into the Heartland showcases the Batten Collection, a unique photographic anthology exposing original landscapes of the 1930s unseen before in New Zealand.  These landscape images speak of a time where landscape photography was in its infancy and still forging its own identity.  “This collection focuses both on powerful landscapes and intimate portraits achieving a great aesthetic approach to their photography where every image engages us, allowing us to immerse ourselves in their world” – Cameron S. Curd, Exhibition Curator. 

Exhibition Season: 30 JUNE – 23 JULY 2017, Percy Thomson Gallery, Prospero Place, 56 Miranda Street, Stratford

For more about the Batten collection view the catalogue below.

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