• Dust to Dust

    Seeking to project the landscape as a physical and multi-sensory medium, each photograph in Dust to Dust compiles discreet histories of a particular landscape. By re-visiting familiar landmarks each work seeks to form a cultural grid that connects me to Maungarei.


    The photographs of Dust to Dust are not simply representations of the land; rather they are constructed landscapes that reveal new meanings that shape a sense of place and belonging. Local landmarks such as the Leopards League club and AMI Netball stadium become bearings to explore a myriad of temporal and spatial connections to land.


    Each photograph is constructed by merging multiple views of the land to create a singular landscape. Dust to Dust embodies the process of palimpsest, to suggest a layering of history, experience and meaning.


    Text and image from


    Ane Tonga


    12 July – 16 September


    Pah Homestead/TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Road, Auckland

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