Exposures Gallery, 1984 - 1990

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Wellington, 1984 - 1990

This profile published by PhotoForum February 2019

William Main opened Exposures Gallery at 58 Ghuznee Street, Wellington on 31 January, 1984 and operated it as a dealer gallery for contemporary and historical photography until 1990. We present here a list of the exhibitions presented, gleaned from the newsletters and posters produced by the gallery. The gallery archives are housed in Te Papa and we thank the Te Aka Matua Research Library at Te Papa for their help with this project.

Exposures Gallery Exhibitions, 1984 -1990

But is it Art? (family photos by the Priest family of Petone)
13 February - 10 March, 1984

Ans Westra
Retrospective – Maori Portraits 1960 - 1965
12 – 31 March, 1984

Paul Thomson
Photos
2 – 26 April, 1984

Steven la Plant
Born to Run
27 April – 12 May, 1984

Bryan Staff
Queens' Dragoons
14 May – 2 June, 1984

Peter Hannken
Construction
June 1984 (no poster)

Burton/Deveril/Moodie
NZ Landscape Photographs 1875 - 1908
25 June – 7 July, 1984

Martin Taylor
Eyepieces
9 - 29 July, 1984

Peter Black
Made in New Zealand
31 July – 18 August, 1984

Jenny Urquhart
The Other Land
20 August – 8 September, 1984

Bruce Foster
Aside Show
10 – 29 September, 1984

Ans Westra
Retrospective II - The Early 70s
1 – 20 October, 1984

Gary Baigent
Dancers and Boatbuilders
23 October – 10 November, 1984

Elizabeth Leyland
12 November – 1 December, 1984

An Exposure for Christmas
Group show of invited artists
December, 1984

Brian Brake
China of the Chinese

3 – 19 January, 1985 (no poster)

Athol McCredie
Recent Work

21 January – 9 February, 1985 (no poster)

Len Hutchings
33211 - Chocolate Soldier

11 February – 2 March, 1985

Ans Westra
Demonstration Photographs
4 – 23 March, 1985 (no poster)

Tony Kellaway
25 March – 13 April, 1985

Helen Mitchell and Grant Sheehan
Voyage of the Eye
16 April – 4 May, 1985

Mary Macpherson
Nature Re-shaped
7 – 25 May, 1985

Gillian Chaplin
vis a vis
25 May – 15 June, 1985

Gary Blackman
For God, King and Country
17 June – 6 July, 1985

David Gurr
Street Portraits
8 – 27 July, 1985

Richard Wotton
Photographs of Architecture
29 July – 17 August, 1985

John B. Turner
Under the Influence, Wellington 1960 - 1970
19 August – 8 September, 1985

Lucien Rizos
McDonald's Corner
9 – 28 September, 1985

Ans Westra
Retrospective IV - Maori Today

1 – 19 October, 1985

Miles Hargest
Signs of the Times
21 October – 9 November, 1985

Keith Nicolson
Nude Studies
11 – 30 November, 1985

An Exposure for Christmas (Group Show)
2 – 24 December, 1985 (no poster)

Grant Douglas
February, 1986

Ans Westra
Retrospective IV - Maori Today (rehung to replace cancelled Ernst Haas show)
March, 1986

Greig Royal
April, 1986 (no poster)

Bruce Connew
Kanaky
May, 1986

Yvonne Westra
The Show is Over (Auckland Zoo)
3 – 29 June, 1986

David Cook
Downtown Christchurch
1 July – 2 August, 1986

Lucien Rizos
My relationship With the Old Masters
August, 1986 (no poster)

Murray Hedwig
City Seen
1 – 27 September, 1986

Bill Culbert
Citroën Series
October, 1986

Heather Forbes
Australia, Australia, we love you
November, 1986

Terence White
Mujehadeen
3 – 28 February, 1987

Nikki Rob
Still Light
2 – 28 March, 1987 (no poster)

Brian Enting
Tongariro
30 March – 2 May, 1987

Julie Riley
Maori Gardens Summer '86
4 – 30 May, 1987

Tom Shanahan
NZSO Photographs 1959-1986
2 – 28 June, 1987

Peter Black
6 July – 1 August, 1987 (no poster)

Maureen Zanderigo
Symbols and Shrines
3 – 29 August, 1987 (no poster)

Christine Laven
NZR – End of an Era
31 August - 26 September, 1987

Betty Wilson
Enjoyable Pursuits
28 September – 24 October, 1987

Ans Westra
A week in New York
3 – 28 November, 1987

Fiona Clark
Necessary Protection
1 – 30 December, 1987

Roland James Searle
February, 1988 (no poster)

Portraits from Post-War Germany
29 February – 2 April, 1988

Julian Ward
Place & Light
April, 1988

Grant Douglas
Hunter of Beauty
May, 1988 (no poster)

Ian Leeden
June, 1988 (no poster)

Harry Wong
Still Life – Stills from “Black Zero”
4 – 17 July, 1988

Wellington Bygones
July, 1988 (no poster)

John B. Turner
Photo Opportunities 1971 - 1979
22 August – 17 September, 1988

Claire Mortimer, Ngapine Tamihana Te Ao, Kate McNamara
Process and Imagination
23 September – 15 October, 1988

Anna Roberts
Of Bells and War
7 – 26 November, 1988 (no poster)

Christmas stock selection
December, 1988

Dave Mangin
Snowfire
6 – 25 February, 1989 (no poster)

Eunice Mowles
From the Bed
27 February – 18 March, 1989 (no poster)

Richard Sharell
18 March – 22 April, 1989 (no poster)

Irene Verry
24 April – 20 May, 1989 (no poster)

Julia Brooke-White
dates unknown (no poster)

van Deren Coke
14 – 26 August 1989, (no poster)

Stock Show
28 August – 16 September 1989, (no poster)

Jack Body
Intimate Portraits
18 September – 14 October, 1989 (no poster)

Cameras in Context
16 October - ?, 1989 (no poster)

Pat Byrne collection
February, 1990 (no poster)

Wide Angle
Photography by Wide Angle Group
3 – 31 March, 1990


An arrangement with Hewlett Packard to exhibit work in their building saw Christine Webster, Kevin Capon and Lloyd Godman booked for the space in late 1987.

“The Wall” unscheduled display space in the gallery also exhibited work by H.G. Ponting, Graham Stewart, Ans Westra, Keith Nicolson, Athol McCredie, Karen Hart, Marie Shannon, Robert Cross, Margaret Dawson, Peter Ritchi, Merilyn Tweedie, George Chance, Max Dupain, Bede Stevens.