ArtCommunity27 March 2021by Te ManawaPeople of Papaioea

A photographic exhibition by Catherine Russ recently brought one of the most iconic locations in Palmerston North into new focus. 
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People of Papaioea

A photographic exhibition by Catherine Russ recently brought one of the most iconic locations in Palmerston North into new focus. 

Te Motu o Poutoa, known best by locals as Pork Chop Hill has, for decades, been a destination for residents looking for a view, or more scenic spot to eat their fish’n’chipsMore than twenty years after first documenting visitors to the carpark up there, photographer Catherine Russ has completed “Park Up”, a new project.  

The people captured in the portraits of “Park Up” are our neighbours, our friends and our co-workers. Their expressions, their stances – even the time of day they were photographed – all suggest a myriad of stories. Some of the original 1999 series were also on display. 

“Park Up” ended March 2020. Click here for info on current and upcoming exhibitions in the Art Gallery

Young couple pose leaning on a car
Tai and Kenny photographed by artist Catherine Russ on up on Pork Chop Hill. Featured in PARK UP, exhibition.
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