Teaching a Butterfly to Swim Event as iCalendar

(Gus Fisher Gallery, Fine Arts, Dance Studies, Creative Events)

02 July 2016


Venue: Gus Fisher Gallery

Location: 74 Shortland St

Contact email: gusfishergallery@auckland.ac.nz

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Exhibition opening: Friday 27 May, 5.30pm. 

Opening speaker: Gael Newton, Foundation Photography Curator Art Gallery of NSW and former Senior Curator of Photography National Gallery of Australia.

Exhibition will show until Saturday 2 July.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 12pm - 4pm. 

"It was with some apprehension that I agreed to document Douglas Wright’s dance-theatre work Black Milk in 2006. I had not previously met Douglas or photographed dance and I expected it to be challenging to capture the essence of the work. Indeed, in his introduction to the book we later produced Douglas noted that photographing dance-theatre effectively was akin to teaching a butterfly to swim. Fortunately, early on in the process Douglas responded well to the images I was producing. In recent years I have also had the pleasure of documenting two subsequent dance theatre works by Douglas: RAPT and The Kiss Inside. This exhibition contains images from all three works." John Savage. 


This exhibition is presented as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

captured image of a person's movement
Still from Black Milk, 2006, digital print.