There’s a number of nearby exhibitions on now that should be of interest.

JOSEPH MICHAEL – DARK CLOUD: WHITE LIGHT

This is an exhibition of timelapse photography at Pataka Museum in Porirua, on until 13 October.  Free. Highly recommended – I saw it on Tuesday.

There’s around a dozen separate sequences shown on large screens, with music individually composed, taken in stunning locations around NZ with a rolling 24 hours of changes of weather and sky and sun and shadows.  My favourite was the Lake Marion one, showing low cloud and mist sloshing up and around and side to side in a deep valley.  Two of the sequences are in full 3D with glasses provided.  And don’t miss the 10 minute “Behind the Scenes” video where Joseph Michael goes into detail about how he created these works of art.

If you want more background and motivation to go, check out the story online from Campbell Live.

World Press Photo 2013

There’s not long now to catch the annual World Press Photo Exhibition at 42 Willis Street in Wellington – until 25 August. $5. The imagery is always amazing, although (for me) can also be a bit gruesome.

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(C) Paul Hansen, Sweden, Dagens Nyheter.

Gregory Crewdson – In a Lonely Place

This is on at the City Gallery Wellington until 8 September. Crewdson creates elaborate scenarios either on location or sound stages, using sets, actors, and full production crews, all in search of a perfect ‘moment of grace’.  Ian Linning and Carol Molineux have both seen and recommend it.

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Gregory Crewdson, ‘Untitled (Sunday Roast)’, 2005, pigmented inkjet print. © Gregory Crewdson, courtesy Gagosian Gallery, New York.

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