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Harvey Benge – Aide Memoire and Other Stories

02 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018

  • Harvey Benge, Tokyo Girl
  • Harvey Benge, Aide Memoire

Saturday 2 June 2018, 10.00am - Wednesday 20 June 2018, 4.00pm

Exhibition runs daily 10am to 4pm from 2 to 20 June, excluding Queen's Birthday 4 June.

Benge will be in conversation at the gallery at 2pm on Sun 17 June with Ron Brownson, Senior Curator, New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki


Northart, Norman King Square, Ernie Mays Street, Northcote Shopping Centre, Northcote, Auckland

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As part of the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography, Northart revisits one of the most compelling exhibitions the gallery has staged in its 20-year history.

Internationally renowned camera artist Harvey Benge’s ‘Aide Memoire and Other Stories’ presents a number of images from the period Benge lived in Paris, first seen at Northart in 2002, in a fresh context, pairing them in counterpoint against work made in recent years, some as recently as Feb 2018.

“[I find it] interesting to compare my contemporary ideas and the executional, formal aspects of my new work with images made earlier,” says Benge.

“[It has been suggested by one critic] that I now make tougher images, on one hand visually simpler but on the other hand more conceptually loaded. You will need to be the judge of that.”