has a significant photographic heritage and the Sarjeant
Gallery, our public gallery, a nationally significant collection.
Denton was commissioned by the mayor of Whanganui to collect
late 19C & 20C International fine art photography for the Sarjeant Gallery collection and did so from
1919 -1926. In
1925, 87 prints entered the collection.
The Tylee Cottage Artist-in-Residence scheme began in Wanganui
in 1986. The following artists have been recipients: Laurence Aberhart (1986), Anne Noble (1989), Ans
George Krause [USA] (1997/8), Paul Johns
Cauchi (2005/6), Andrew Ross (2009), Ann Shelton (2012), Richard Orjis (2014),
Roberta Thornley(2015), Conor Clarke (2017), Maree Shannon (2019), Jae Hoon Lee )2019-20)
Although there are no state funded photography galleries in New Zealand, City Gallery, Wellington, has demonstrated a particular dedication to the medium.
McNamara Gallery Photography Ltd opened 25.1.02 and exhibits New Zealand, selected Pacific Rim & International, photographically-based art. We are dedicated to exhibiting and promoting lens-based media, and exploring the range of practice, both materially and conceptually.
Our interest is fundamentally in modern and contemporary art practice; however, we have staged a number of exhibitions examining photographs from the 1960s -1980s. We also exhibit selected work from earlier periods.
We represent a large number of N.Z. and some international artists.
We post on-line exhibitions and have to date developed 36 outreach exhibitions for public galleries. The aim of these is to increase the visibility of, and contribute to the conversations around the medium.
We are a frequent resource for public gallery loans.
Our Whanganui exhibition space, at 190 Wicksteed Street, operated from 25.1.02 to 26.9.15.
We hold, or have available to us, a comprehensive and changing range of work as stock which can be viewed by appointment. Images on our web site are changed regularly, but are a small sample of what is available.
We also stock a wide range of photography publications. PDF
Working in a globalized
world ours is a client-based rather than a regionally-restricted
frequently* to meet with gallery artists, curators,
attend key events.
restraints mean we do not perform insurance valuations. Such
valuations are more complex than might appear and require examination of each work. See PDF outlining our position.
we are unable to respond to student requests and unsolicited
material from photographers unless some free time becomes
McNamara Gallery Photography Ltd
3 Rees Street
22/80 Victoria Street
Paul L. P. McNamara
+64 6 345 8466
027 249 8059
Ann C. McNamara
+64 6 345 8466
021 242 4535
Print & publication viewing:
Exhibition invitations &
These are e-mailed to anyone interested in receiving
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Home page photograph
Laurence Aberhart Shearing stalls,
Kuriheka Station, North Otago, 14 April 1989