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International exhibition attracts thousands

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Top Picture

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EAGER & INTERESTED: A couple are extremely interested in one of the top 50 photos IMAGE: Emma Moody

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S 50 Greatest Photos exhibition is proving to be a huge success for Upper Hutt city.

The exhibition is being held at Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre and is attracting large crowds from all over New Zealand.

THE MANAGER: Leanne Wickham is managing the exhibition. IMAGE: Emma Moody

Leanne Wickham the director of the gallery, says she is excited to bring it to Upper Hutt.

“This is really wonderful for Upper Hutt. People have driven down from Auckland to see it. It’s really putting us on the map,” she says.

Expressions is the first gallery in New Zealand to host the exhibition and Ms Wickham says it wasn’t hard to get it here.

“We told National Geographic we were interested in having the exhibition and we are only 30 minutes away from the capital city of New Zealand and they loved it,” she says.

Upper Hutt residents appear proud that an exhibition of this magnitude is in their city.

“It’s an awesome gallery. Why shouldn’t it be here,” Janet Burgen, a city council employee, says.

Wayne Meyers

ART LOVER: Wayne Meyers is thrilled with the exhibition. IMAGE: Bree Honorees

Dora Matthew says it is amazing and something everyone should see.

Lisa Phelps works at Heretaunga Rest Home and Village and says she brought some people from the village to see the exhibition.

Ruth Hood travelled from Lower Hutt to see the exhibition and says it is worth the trip.

Wayne Meyers is proud that Upper Hutt got a show of this size.

“It’s been in major centres all over the world and for little old Upper Hutt to have it, it’s marvellous,” he says.

“One man travelled down from Auckland in his brand new BMW just to see the exhibition,” Ms Wickham says.

The National Geographic 50 Greatest Photos exhibition runs from May 23 to July 26.

 

 

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