Encompass Auckland provides a panoramic view of Auckland’s past and present as seen through the photography collections of the Auckland Museum
Temporary Exhibition: June - 3 October 2008
Pictorial Gallery, Level 2
Designed around the compass points of Auckland and putting our Museum at the central point of the compass, the exhibition looks out towards over 50 of the city’s symbolic landmarks and buildings.
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Encompass Auckland presents 54 images of Auckland’s volcanic cones, buildings that have come and gone and beyond the city beaches and bush. Historic images are displayed alongside more recent Museum acquisitions, showing the changing urban and rural landscape of the region. It features 19th and 20th century images by high profile photographers including Robin Morrison, John Kinder and Henry Winkelmann along with lesser known practitioners such as George Higginson and Hugh Boscawen.
Key sites and structures include the Chelsea Sugar Factory on the North Shore taken by Reginald Lediard, a black and white image of the Mission Bay fountain by Olaf Peterson, and an early photograph of Rangitoto by Una Garlick.
The Pictorial Gallery is arranged around a circular layout following the respective points of a compass. The viewer in invited to stand at the middle point and looks out to symbols of Auckland located around the compass points indicated by arrows and points. The position of the Museum at the centre is designed to provide a focal point.
Rangitoto - Taken from Bastion Point
Una Garlick, 1950s