The Young Country exhibition is on show at MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier, 30 April through 26 June 2016.
The exhibition presents poems by Kerry Hines with photographs by 19th-century photographer William Williams, including 33 in the form of albumen prints made specifically for the show by Wayne Barrar.
As outlined in an earlier post, Williams’s principal archive is mainly in the form of negatives, and the use of 19th-century albumen print-making processes offers a rare opportunity to see the work in close material and visual proximity to the prints Williams himself would have produced in the 1880s.
Young Country is currently touring New Zealand, and will be shown later this year at Tairawhiti Museum, Gisborne; Waikato Museum, Hamilton; and Taupo Museum. Kerry will post updates on the show and any accompanying events on her website.