Ways of Being: Representation and Photography from The Dowse Collection

Ways of Being: Representation and Photography from The Dowse Collection

Andrew Ross, Bruce Connew, Glenn Jowitt, Mark Adams, Ngahuia Harrison and Rebecca Swan.

The Dowse Art Museum

45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt

08 December 2018 – 28 April 2019

Read Deidra Sullivan’s PhotoForum review of this exhibition here.

NGAHUIA HARRISON,  KAHU WHO IS NAMED BY HIS GRANDFATHER , 2017. INKJET PHOTOGRAPH. COLLECTION OF THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM, PURCHASED, 2017

NGAHUIA HARRISON, KAHU WHO IS NAMED BY HIS GRANDFATHER, 2017. INKJET PHOTOGRAPH. COLLECTION OF THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM, PURCHASED, 2017


This exhibition brings together a selection of photographs collected by The Dowse since the 1980s, to consider how representation in Aotearoa New Zealand is evolving alongside changes in our society.

Ways of Being includes the work of six photographers who have used relationship building, collaboration and self-determination to delve deeper into peoples’ lives and highlight diverse cultural and social perspectives. Each artist places importance on taking time to gain the trust of the people represented in their images (physically and symbolically), so their stories can be shared.

Read more on the Dowse website