Travelling Exhibitions | Ngā Whakakitetanga e Haeretia ana te Rohe
The Portrait Show: Capturing Gender through Portraiture
In common use, the word gender may refer to biological sex, self-identity, perceived identity, or imposed identity. Gender can be both fluid and ambiguous. Many of the ways we express and identify gender are based on visual clues. Aotea Utanganui is proud to present The Portrait Show: Capturing Gender through Portraiture, is an exhibition that documents the ways gender has been presented in photographs, ranging from archetypal to non-traditional to subversive representations, with a special emphasis on the performances that photography can encourage or capture.
With a collection that spans over 100 years of photography, Aotea Utanganui is able to thoughtfully examine our changing cultural and social landscape, in which evolving ideas of gender portraiture are framed as photographic images. Portrait Show: Capturing Gender through Portraiture offers the opportunity to see historical photographs from our collection in a reinvigorated context – Exhibition Curator, Cameron S. Curd.
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2018
Digital Touring Exhibition – Hāwera Library Plus
Image credit: Members of the Pātea Freezing Works, Derek Broughton Jnr, Bruce Philips, in the Boning Room. Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Collection
Through the Lens
Through the Lens features a selection of historical photographs of Waverley from the collection of Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki at Waverley Library Plus from August to November 2018. This exhibition, focusing on pictorial images of Waverley, is the fourth in a series of Through the Lens exhibitions to tour libraries and galleries throughout the district over the last six years. Each image has been researched by the Museum team and we would be pleased to learn more information about the images, or indeed the people who feature, so contact the Museum team if you can assist with this email@example.com or 0800 111 323.
AUGUST – NOVEMBER 2018
Touring Exhibition – Waverley Library Plus
Image credit: Chemist owned by H. J. Chisholm which opened opposite the post office, taken between 1905-1908. Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Collection