People and Places of the Whakatāne District | William T Bray

March 25 to May 28, 2017

Sheaff Family Gallery Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre, Whakatāne

Whakatāne Museum and Arts presents William T Bray – People and Places of the Whakatāne District — works by a local photographer of the 60s and early 70s drawn from the Whakatāne Museum’s extensive photographic collection.

Initially based in in Kopeopeo, and then later setting up a studio in The Strand, Bray documented many functions and faces of the region, producing a portfolio of photographs he hoped to publish, but never realised. Bray lived in Haig Street and became well known in the arts community; he sponsored two arts and crafts exhibitions and brought many established New Zealand artists to exhibit in Whakatāne.

To support this valuable photographic resource for the future, we need your help to form a clearer picture of who William Bray was and to identify the people and places he photographed.

We invite you to share your local knowledge in the booklets provided in the exhibition.

Date(s) - 25/03/2017 - 28/05/2017
All Day