Bells Above

Bells Above

Alan Knowles

Photographs of Wellington’s Carillon Restoration

Hall of Memories, National War Memorial tower

Long term exhibition: from 2 December



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Alan Knowles,  National War Memorial Carillon 2017

Alan Knowles, National War Memorial Carillon 2017

“ Alan Knowles’ personal mission to photograph the National War
Memorial Carillon Restoration arose from his admiration for
‘eccentric polymath’ Timothy Hurd who found himself composing
thousands of precision parts for his ailing instrument instead of
music. A desire to reveal the inner workings of the ‘inscrutable
grey tower of Te Aro’ also informed his work. Listeners may hear
the bells ring out around the city, but rarely can they see them in
their vertiginous home.

Knowles takes us to the heart of the Carillon, his lens illuminating
the invisible: the beauty of repetition, the dance of form, and hands
that make the metal sing.”

Dr Sydney J. Shep
Associate Professor & Printer, Wai-te-ata Press,
Victoria University of Wellington

Alan Knowles,  Medium bells 2018

Alan Knowles, Medium bells 2018