Sumner Photographic Exhibition - Aoturoa Photo Art Gallery

4 April 2014

Exhibition from the 17th March to 21st April 2014


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There are 61 fantastic photos to view in the Sumner Photographic Exhibition

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The winners were -

1. "Cave Rock" by Richard Simmonds, taken from Scarborough Hill in 2007
2. "Contemplation" by Ian Wiseman, taken at Peacocks Gallop, Sumner beach, 2007
3. "Golden footsteps" by Richard Simmonds, taken from Cave Rock in 2004

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The exhibition, showing all 61 entries, opens on Monday 17 March at 7 pm at AOTUROA Photo Art Gallery and running through to the 21st April (end of Easter Monday).  ALL PHOTOS AND CARDS ARE AVAILBLE FOR PURCHASE.

Opening hours –  

AOTUROA Photo Art Gallery, 141 Nayland Street, Sumner

Wednesday to Saturday - 11 to 5

Sunday - 11 to 4

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Press Article -

Judging was held on Friday 7th March. The judges were Christina Garbarini, Rose Cameron, Maja Moritz.

The decision about the winning images was pretty clear, they are all true stunners celebrating the beauty of our area at the best: The photograph titled "Cave Rock" with Cave Rock as a landmark, photographed from Scarborough Hill in an unusual perspective and combing a perfect moment of light and composition by Richard Simmonds is the winner.

The mesmerizingly beautiful and contrasting colours of the sunset at Shag Rock stand symbolic for the breathtaking and constantly varying colourful skies which are so characteristic for this area, each single one a unique experience on its own. The photograph called "Contemplation" by Ian Wiseman ranks seconds.

Another photograph by Richard Simmonds made it into the top three: "Golden footsteps" is deemed by the judges to be an extremly original and precious moment, which is very difficult, if not even impossible to redo, and illustrates in an unseen way the sparkling joy of life which this magic little paradise called Sumner beach can ignite.

Written by Maja Moritz -



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