History of Our World

Aberhart | Laurence Aberhart

Posted in Art, Photography, Print by R on December 1, 2009

Plate 8 – Detail #4 (obliterated portrait), Waikumete Cemetery, West Auckland, 8 February 1993

Plate 72 – Watchtower near Toi Shan, Guangdong Province, China, 27 November 2000

Plate 83 – Mount St. Michel, Normandy, France, 12 October 1994

Plate 104 – Dargaville (Mt. Wesley Cemetery), Northland, 17 April 2003

Plate 110 – Mater Dolorosa, 18 December 1986

Plate 183 – The Prisoners’ Dream 3 (Taranaki from Oco Road, under moonlight), 27-28 September 1999

Plate 185 – The Prisoners’ Dream 5 (View #2. Ripapa Island, Lyttelton Harbour), 14 March 2000

Plate 212 – A distant view of Taranaki from the mouth of the Wanganui River, at dusk, 3 February 1986

Laurence Aberhart has been at the forefront of New Zealand photography since the late 1970’s, and is recognized as a major international figure. Like the paintings of Colin McCahon – an artist whom Aberhart is frequently paired – his photographs are a sustained meditation on time, place and cultural history.



Laurence Aberhart : Gregory O’Brien : Justin Paton

Victoria University Press



Laurence Aberhart

Victoria University Press

Sue Crockford Gallery



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  1. Jason said, on December 1, 2009 at 04:02

    Those are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nicolette said, on December 8, 2009 at 02:54

    Most unfortunate if you missed his exhibition that City Gallery put on in 2007. In some of Aberhart’s works he would use a 100 year old viewing camera in which he would have to expose for hours at a time and when it would come for time to print, each individual contact would take even longer. However the paper for this format did go out of production in 1960’s… I truly appreciate Aberhart’s time consuming efforts. It is interesting in what you decided to post though, as he had a real thing for symmetry which you don’t really get to grasp effortlessly in the few above.

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