Comparisons of Reality

As an ‘Artist to Antarctica’ in 2  2, Wellington contemporary photographer Anne Noble, saw beyond conventional portrayals of the South Pole, instead focusing on the changing light patterns in whiteouts, swirling ice-crystals and then in a twist, incorporating the real place with that of the manufactured. Noble’s ‘Ice Blink: Antarctic Photographs’, is part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. The exhibition is a series of images in which she behaved in the opposite way to a traditional landscape photographer: she did not place people in a scene to create a sense of scale or frame a dramatic view. But just as she visited the real place, Noble also travelled to Antarctic discovery centres around the world – including Japan, Norway and Australia. “I would go to these (manufactured) places and imagine I was an Antarctic landscape photographer taking conventional landscape photographs – it was a double entendre, I was looking at an artificial landscape but looking at it as if it were real.” ‘Ice Blink’ is on at the Centre for Contemporary Photography through October 25.


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All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett, 29, will play for the Suntory Sungoliath in Japan’s Top League next season, which starts in January 2021, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. Barrett, a two-time…