Opening event Wednesday May 30, from 5.30pm
Denise Batchelor is based in New Zealand’s far north where is she is often to be found exploring the shallows and shoreline. Working in both still and moving image media, her practice reflects a deep engagement with the natural world and captures moments that simultaneously explore the familiar yet reflect the overlooked or unnoticed.
The Blue Series, (a suite of 6 still photographs), and Symbiosis (3-minute video), focus on the delicate but dangerous Physalia utriculus, commonly known in New Zealand as the bluebottle. These works featured in Evolutionary Biology – Appealing to the Populous, an exhibition presented by Humboldt University in Berlin, 2017.
As part of the Auckland Photography Festival 2018 OREXART will be featuring Batchelor’s new works direct from Berlin, as well as new works from Jeremy Blincoe.
Image: Blue Series #5 (2017) Hahnemule photo rag print 308gsm 700 x 466mm ed.1/5
Date(s) - 30/05/2018 - 23/06/2018