The Eden Hore Central Otago photographic exhibition’s second season begins on Saturday in the heart of Central Otago wine country with a photo trail across four Bannockburn wineries, featuring some of the district’s finest wines alongside images captured by photographer Derek Henderson.
The photography will also be on display at the Eat.Taste. Central Mindfood Long Lunch. It will then move to the Clyde Historical Museum for a two› month stint, and then on to Naseby just before Christmas.
The photoshoot project with Henderson was developed in partnership with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Central Otago District Council to bring alive the exceptional gown collection of Maniatoto farmer Eden Hore, and to demonstrate its relevance to contemporary fashion and design within its Central Otago home.
‘‘More than garments, Eden Hore Central Otago is a compelling story set in the timeless and majestic Central Otago high country, of an unlikely fashion enthusiast who amassed a collection of ladies’ 1970s and ’80s garments that personify the flamboyance, vibrancy, and elegance of an industry that he loved,’’ Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan said.
‘‘Finding innovative ways to bring the story of Eden Hore and the collection he developed to the people of the district and the nation is afirm focus of the Eden Hore Central Otago Steering Group that I chair.’’
The travelling Eden Hore Central Otago photography exhibition was a success last summer, with hundreds of people throughout Central Otago viewing the photographs. The exhibition was launched in December at the Maniototo Early Settlers Museum in Naseby — Hore’s homeland.
During the summer, it travelled to Alexandra’s Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, McNulty House in Cromwell, the woolshed at Wedderburn Cottages and the Ophir Peace Hall.
‘‘All hosting venues were generously shared by local community groups and their dedicated volunteers,’’ community and engagement manager Paula Penno said. ‘‘Without their help these exhibitions would not have been possible.
‘‘We are looking forward to bringing the exhibition to our Central Otago communities again this season,’’ Ms Penno said.
‘‘It is a privilege and delight to continue exploring ways to tell Eden’s unique story.’’