Edith and George: in our sea of islands

Artist: 

Edith Amatuanai and George Crummer

Location: 

New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Start date: 

21 February 2019

End date: 

26 May 2019

Hours of admission: 

10.30-4.30

Cost of admission: 

Free

George Crummer, Boy and his Bicycle c.1914. Giclée print on rag paper Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Edith Amituanai, Traynar on bike (2015), Giclée print on rag paper. Private collection.

With 100 years separating them, photographers Edith Amituanai (b. 1980 Auckland) and George Robson Crummer (b. 1868 Auckland, d. 1953 Rarotonga) each captute moments in time from their Pacifica communities.
What emerges in the space between these two sets of portraits is a conversation about migration, colonisation, settlement, cross-cultural exchange and identity across the Pacific Ocean.