"When we mean to build" photography exhibition opening
Photographs of iconic Dunedin landscapes taken by Murray Eskdale, from July–September 2023.
29 Sept, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Olga Gallery, 32 Moray Place, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Photographer Murray Eskdale’s 2023 black and white photographic series “When We Mean to Build” offers a set of iconic Dunedin landscapes or “views” and buildings taken over the months July–September, 2023. The carefully choreographed geometry of each frame imposes an aesthetic of control and containment upon each image, creating tightly organised graphic arrangements of delicate greys and blacks that are strictly marshalled by well-articulated perpendicular and horizontal boundaries––this formal discipline appears, almost, to arrest the passage of time by offering these images as monuments to the past.