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Curves And Contrasts

Curves And Contrasts

This week in the Pelorus Trust mediagallery we present Curves and Contrasts - the camera art of Robert Steele. There will be no opening for this exhibition but instead we invite friends of the gallery to Films in Real Time 1970-79 a special screening of films by Philip Dadson, Bruce Barber, Darcy Lange and others this Thursday 13th March in the New Zealand Film Archive mediatheatre.

Films in Real Time 1970-79
In the early 1970s a post-object art movement emerged in New Zealand. These 6 films document a range of activities from music to the rigours of physical labour, sometimes raw and unedited, at other times crafted with an eye for cinema. Films in Real Time 1970-79features work by Philip Dadson, Bruce Barber, Darcy Lange, Gray Nicol and others. Presented by Exhibitions Manager Mark Williams, these films screened last year in New York, Chicago and Nova Scotia as part of a touring collection of New Zealand experimental film and video.

Films in Real Time 1970-79
7pm, 60 minutes, entry by Koha

Curves and Contrasts - the camera art of Robert Steele
With its moody German Expressionist shadows and naked tableaux of the human body Curves and Contrastswas hardly typical fare for film maker Robert Steele. A well-known producer of documentary, industrial and travel films with titles like Here are the Glaciers(194-)and The Brewery Behind To-Days Great Drink (1945)Steele earned his living as a commercial film maker. Made in 1946 and starring gold painted dancer Freda Stark, Curves and Contrasts was a daring study of the human figure that was only shown at Steele’s private functions. Today it ranks as one of New Zealand's earliest experimental films.

Curves and Contrasts - the camera art of Robert Steele
Mon-Tues 9-5pm, Weds-Fri 9-7pm, Sat 4-7pm
Free Admission
opens Thursday March 13th

* please note Curves and Contrasts replaces the earlier advertised exhibition Behind Me is Black.

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