AK • 75-85
Photographer/music journalist/ DJ/record label founder and publisher Murray Cammick established the seminal New Zealand music magazine Rip it Up, with Alastair Dougal, in 1977. The magazine quickly gained traction with bands and enthusiasts of the local music scene. Rip It Up’s support of the nascent punk and new wave scene and for iconic New Zealand labels such as Propeller Records and Flying Nun saw the magazine become a seminal influence on the New Zealand music scene. In its early days Cammick was its editor and main photographer. This exhibition showcases a selection of Cammick’s photographs from 1975-1985. It includes photographs of New Zealand bands such as Toy Love, The Scavengers, The Terrorways, Split Enz and Dragon as well as visiting international acts like Bob Marley, Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Iggy Pop, Dolly Parton, The Ramones and Ray Charles.
On Saturday 4 March, Darren Knight Gallery invites you to a talk between Murray Cammick and music journalist, promoter, band manager and writer Stuart Coupe before the exhibition opening at 3.30pm.