Edith and George: in our sea of islands

Edith and George: in our sea of islands

Edith Amituanai and George Crummer

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
Shed 11, Customhouse Quay opposite Johnston St, Wellington Waterfront

21 February - 26 May, 2019

Illustrated talk by Haru Sameshima about documentary and studio photo traditions in New Zealand, and Edith Amituanai's place within both traditions: Saturday 11 May 2019 (part of the Photival festival of photography)

Artist talk 1pm, 26 May, 2019

With 100 years separating them, photographers Edith Amituanai (b. 1980 Auckland) and George Robson Crummer (b. 1868 Auckland, d. 1953 Rarotonga) each capture moments in time from their Pacifica communities.
What emerges in the space between these two sets of portraits is a conversation about migration, colonisation, settlement, cross-cultural exchange and identity across the Pacific Ocean.

Edith Amituanai,  Treynar on bike  (2015)

Edith Amituanai, Treynar on bike (2015)

George Crummer , Boy and his Bicycle  c.1914 .  Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

George Crummer, Boy and his Bicycle c.1914. Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa