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Robin Morrison. 1979. Autumn race meeting, Beaumont. Auckland Museum. © Robin Morrison Estate
ROBIN MORRISON: ROAD TRIP
SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY, LEVEL 2
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
In 1979 Robin Morrison set out on a seven-month road trip, photographing people and places in the South Island. Heartwarming, honest and quintessentially Kiwi, his candid observations of small town New Zealand hark back to a simpler time that has gradually given way to a more sophisticated, connected world.
In 1992 Robin Morrison gifted his entire collection of negatives to Auckland Museum. This free exhibition honours his wish to preserve the stories of people and places for all to enjoy.
You should be able to look at the photograph and think, ‘There’s something more going on here.’
Robin Morrison. 1979. Fails Fish Cafe, Christchurch. Famous for its fish and unique chairs. Auckland Museum. © Robin Morrison Estate
THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND FROM THE ROAD
By Robin Morrison
This legendary book is back in a new edition, with an essay on its legacy by Robin Morrison's friend and fellow journalist Louise Callan. Forty years on, Robin's remarkable images can be appreciated afresh. Published by Massey University Press.
Banner image: Robin Morrison. 1979. Lake Mahinerangi. Auckland Museum. © Robin Morrison Estate