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Who are the people that make up Palmerston North? After a decade of living here, I started to ask do we really know? How could I show the diverse mixture Palmerston North after years of being away?

I was able to observe people in their environment, to sit and watch, Randomly approach them, ask to take their Portrait :
Over a period of twelve months, at Random, I would sit at the same location, depending on the weather, spare time available, and take peoples Portraits in the Street : I was able to observe a diverse range of people, more diverse than I previously thought , and listen to their stories :

The Images that you will see at several locations around Palmerston North, are part of a larger series of over fourty Images, you will be able to scan the QR code at each location, that will take you to the Flickr page where you can view the full series of Images :

Tony Reddrop : Image Maker : 2018

view the full series here


Saturday 6th October - Saturday 13th October 24/7

The front windows of Square Edge, 47 The Square

The old Animates store, 303 Church Street

Palmerston North City Council Office Building, 32 The Square


There will also be projection of the complete series

of 40 images at night at the Central Library: George

Street windows



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Tony Reddrop – Artist Bio :

Originally from Melbourne Australia, living in Palmerston North for the past ten years :
Having started photography in the late 90's and worked as a commercial photography assistant, press and P.R. photographer, for Melbourne's daily news papers, all the while working on my personal projects :

With the Woomera Detention Centre Easter Protest 2002 being my first exhibited documentary series, followed by Rosies Coffee Van Melbourne 2003, CONTACT, Australiasian Vietnam Veterans 2005, as well as other group exhibitions, Homeless Gallery Melbourne 2003, Walkley Association Annual slide projections, FotoFreo 2004, and being published and featured, in Australian and overseas publications, and on Television, my photography is social documentary, and environmental portraiture : I show things, and people as they are :

Over the past four years, I have been focussing on the people, and the things, that are Palmerston North. Showing for the first time the series, Metropolis, as part of the open studios 2017, at Te Manawa Gallery :

Collections of my work are held in the National Library of Australia Canberra, the National War Memorial Canberra, Multi Cultural Commission Melbourne, State Library of Melbourne : As well as private collections :

Tony Reddrop : October 2018 :