See What I Can See

Photographs have plenty to tell us about the world. They capture our dreams, imaginings and fears, aspirations and inner lives. Curated by Gregory O’Brien and Greg Donson, this exhibition is a celebration of the things a camera can do, the places it can go and its capacity to record and reinvent the world around us. Nearly all of the images in the exhibition were made by New Zealand photographers and most were taken in New Zealand. They have a lot to say about this place and about the people, young and old, who live here. 

The exhibition is a companion to Gregory O’Brien’s book See what I can see – New Zealand photography for the young and curious. Published by Auckland University Press in 2015.

Curators talk:  2 March 2019, 11am - A Must-See event with Gregory O’Brien & Greg Donson!

Developed and toured by Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.

Mark Smith, Untitled 2014, Archival pigment inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist


Richard Wotton, Walls and Fences No5 (Brown Fence) 1982, cibachrome print, 
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, 1983/12/3

8 December 2018 - 31 March 2019