Edith and George: in our sea of islands


Edith Amituanai and George Crummer


New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

Start date: 

21 February 2019

End date: 

26 May 2019

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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 capture 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.