Whanganui has a significant photographic heritage and the Sarjeant Gallery, our public gallery, a nationally significant collection.
Frank 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, and the following artists have been recipients: Laurence Aberhart (1986), Anne Noble (1989),
Ans Westra (1993), George Krause [USA] (1997/8), Paul Johns (2005),
Ben Cauchi (2005/6), Andrew Ross (2009) & Ann Shelton (2012)
There are no state funded photography galleries in N.Z.
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
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 have monthly exhibitions and represent a large number of N.Z. and some international artists. We are a frequent resource for public gallery loans, and produce out-reach exhibitions for public galleries. The aim of these is to increase the visibility of, and contribute to the conversations around, the medium.
We hold, or have available to us, a comprehensive and changing range of work as stock. Images on our web site are changed regularly, but are a small sample of what is available.
Working in a globalized world ours is a client-based rather than a regionally-restricted practice.
We travel frequently* to meet with gallery artists, curators, collectors and attend key events.
Time restraints mean we do not perform insurance valuations.
Such valuations are more complex than might appear and require examination of each work.
Likewise, we are unable to respond to student requests and unsolicited material from photographers unless some free time becomes available.
Paul L. P. McNamara
Association of International Photography Art Dealers [AIPAD] member *
We are closed
the last Saturday of each month.
Exhibition invitations &
* Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world’s leading galleries in fine art photography. The organization is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling fine art photography. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. LINK
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