Initially shown at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington (2019), Edith and George: in our sea of islands is recontextualised in the Homestead Galleries. With 100 years separating them, photographers Edith Amituanai (b.1980) and the late George Crummer (1868-1953) each capture moments in time from their own local Pacifica communities. The two sets of portraits present important conversations around colonisation, migration, settlement and identity in the Pacific.
We were set to open this wonderful exhibition on Thu 9 April, 2020 but will now be posting images and information about each of the works online. In addition, we will be postponing the physical show, hopefully to take place in early 2021.
Image: Edith Amituanai, Veronique at the Ranui PIC Sunday School Ball (2012). Courtesy of the artist.