Laurence Aberhart was born in Nelson in 1949 and since 1983 has lived and worked in Russell, Bay of Islands. He has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970’s, and is recognised as a major international figure. His photographs have been exhibited widely in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere, and significant holdings of his work are to be found in public galleries on both sides of the Tasman. Major solo exhibitions include the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2002; the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, in 2005; City Gallery Wellington, Dunedin Public Art Gallery & touring 2007-2009. His landmark book Aberhart ( Victoria University Press, 2007 ) features full page reproductions of 240 of his major photographs.
ANZAC:photographs by Laurence Aberhart was published last year 2014 to coincide with a major touring exhibition which opened at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Some of the photographs then came to Kaan Zamaan Gallery & Russell Museum.
Laurence exhibited ” The Prisoners’ Dream “, a commission work for Parehaka in our ” For The Fallen” exhibition , commemorating the centenary of Anzac. For his “Northland : Gone and Going” exhibition in July 2015, a selection of iconic Northland interiors, churches and landscapes were a poignant historical retrospective reminding Northlanders of the special place they live in.
Contact Julia regarding other work by Laurence Aberhart that may be available.