Ann Shelton: Dark Matter

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Installation View at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2016

Ann Shelton: Dark Matter

  • Where

    Auckland Art Gallery & Christchurch Art Gallery

  • When

    26 November 2016 - 15 May 2018

Dark Matter explored celebrated New Zealand photographer Ann Shelton’s deep and enduring practice. Themes of time and place, trauma, narrative and female authorship are present within her often destabilising and fragmented photographs, against the backdrop of sociological and psychological explorations of people on the fringes of culture. The exhibition incorporated new, unseen work from Shelton’s studio which uncovered previously overlooked narratives.

The exhibition first appeared at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from 26 November 2016 - 17 April 2017, and then toured to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū from 16 December 2017 – 15 April 2018. Dark Matter included artworks from the Chartwell Collection including Shelton’s significant series documenting the Frederick B. Butler Collection of Scrapbooks (2006).

Curated by Zara Stanhope.

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