Wonderful Years

Wonderful Years

Gabriel Davey

1/233 Willis Street, Wellington

28 August – 14 September 2019

Opening Wednesday 28 August from 5.30pm


Wonderful Years is an exhibition that explores the rhythm, form, and narrative of both found and created photographs. Developing from the discovery of seven anonymous slide albums, new snapshot photography builds a parallel story to that of the archive, exploring the photographic event as a trace of the past, hard 'evidence' of a person or moment, revealing less than is seen. Leading us on by deduction, we investigate the visibility of public and private lives; the shabby anonymity in meeting places of collective living, and the interstices between the closed compartments of a centreless city.

Gabriel Davey is an Auckland based photographer interested in archival and found materials. “Wonderful Years” will be his first solo exhibition.