See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography

Victoria Birkinshaw, from ‘The Circus’ series, 2003

Main Gallery: 28 May – 13 August

Photography was invented in France in 1839 – the year before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in New Zealand. Within a few years, cameras were charting the life and times of people at this end of the planet. Co-curated by Gregory O’Brien and Sarjeant Gallery curator Greg Donson See What I Can See is a celebration of that remarkable, well-travelled, ever-changing invention – the camera – the New Zealand that it captured, and the artists who wielded it.

Toured by Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui