A Sense of Place brings together a selection of works that consider the role and impact of contemporary roads. Artists featured in the Papakura Art Gallery group show approach this in different ways. Some works feature specific roads that have played a significant role in shaping the community around them, while others consider roads in more general terms.

Drawing loosely upon J. B. Jackson’s text A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time, the exhibition suggests that beneath the varied reactions to roads is a basic recognition of the road as a very powerful space. Curators Talia Smith and Ioana Gordon-Smith are interested in the different ways that artists approach and relate to the roads they document, and how their works add to our understanding of place.

Featuring artists: Laurence Aberhart / Michelle Beattie / Robert Ellis / Scott Hamilton, Paul Janman and Ian Powell / Thomas Hinton / Anita Jacobsen / Jeremy Leatinu’u / Robin Morrison / Salome Tanuvasa / Michael Tubberty / Siobhan van Heerden / James Wylie and David Ed Cooper

In association with Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust and Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2014

All images credit to Louisa Afoa