Join Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery for the second edition of lunchtime talk series: Reading Pictures.

Each fortnight an invited speaker will respond to a photograph in our current exhibition Tēnei Ao Tūroa – This Enduring World, drawing on their particular insights, interests and knowledge.

Photographer Caroline McQuarrie considers Chris Corson-Scott’s photograph Coal Bins at Kiwi Mine, 10 Mile Creek, Waianiwaniwa, West Coast, 2018, one of a selection of landscape photographs taken between 2013 and 2018. Like Corson-Scott, McQuarrie has spent time in the South Island documenting former mining sites in Te Waipounamu. She will draw on her experiences to reflect upon the history of relations between photography, industrialisation, colonisation, and tourism.

Caroline McQuarrie is an interdisciplinary artist and a Senior Lecturer in Photography at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington. Curiosity about what is tangible and what is intangible, what traces remain, and whose lived experiences are valued enough to be recorded, are strong drivers for her practice.

With your safety in mind, and under the orange-light setting, we require masks to be worn.


  • Wed 11 May


  • 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm


  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
  • Wellington 6012