Caroline McQuarrie, It snows in winter: Remembering Waiuta

1 - 30 June 2022

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Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.

Waiuta is an official historic site on the West Coast of Te Waipounamu, run by DOC and community group Friends of Waiuta. Settled when a goldmine opened in 1905, the community of 600 almost all left when the mine closed in 1951.

It snows in winter incorporates McQuarrie’s photographs of the historic site, a model village constructed in 2007 and her re-imaging miner/photographer Joseph Divis’ glass plate negatives of the town from the Alexander Turnbull Library collection. Waiuta today is a reminder of the disruptive influence of socio-economic shifts on small communities.

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Archival pigment prints
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