Gavin Hipkins - Tourist of photography
Auckland photographer and film-maker Gavin Hipkins has been described as a "tourist of photography" - both because he travels and because he constantly explores what's possible in the medium of photography. Hipkins has a major exhibition of his work opening on November 25 at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. The exhibition is called The Domain and is a survey of Hipkins' 25-year career - a book of the same name is published to accompany the exhibition. Hipkins is associate professor at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand and around the world. His film works have been shown in international festivals and he has held a number of residencies, including the inaugural New Zealand artist residency at Artspace Sydney, the McCahon House Residency, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program artist residency in New York.