The airport was one of the iconic symbols of the modern age and is now a site where the contradictions and problems of the contemporary world circle and land. It has become a battle line in issues around globalisation, border control, state security, and individual freedom. Flight itself has lost its romance. It is now recognised as an environmental threat, subject to flygskam (flight shame).
Cheesman melds together sculpture, painting, and language with a diverse range of materials, including cow hides and op shop treasures, to create unique objects that at first seem humorous, but slow reveal more sinister concerns.
Witness the wonder of Aotearoa New Zealand in this raw and unfiltered photographic exhibition featuring images from the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition. Look through the lens of some of New Zealand’s top photographers across a range of categories including aerial, landscape, wildlife, society, and photostory.