Photograph, 'Gore Boxing Club'; Ross, Andrew; 2010; ESC. 11.006


Photograph, 'Gore Boxing Club'

About this object

This detailed atmospheric black and white photograph is by Andrew Ross who has been building a record of aspects of a vanishing New Zealand since the mid 1990's. It is typical of his work seeking to capture the ordinary, unsung aspects of everyday life. His images celebrate places where a sense of history and communal values are still evident, evoking people and lost voices. Stairwells, basements, backrooms are the telling and unseen, forgotten spaces that he seeks out. His images often have layers of richness that only gradually becomes apparent through multiple viewings.

Born in 1966 in Masterton, Andrew study locally until 1985 when he moved to Wellington to undertake BA in History at Victoria University. He became interested in photography in the late 1980's and started working as a dark room technician at 'Level Three'. Using large format equipment he began the 'Wellington Views' series, a growing archive documenting the city and its environments.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Gore


Ross, Andrew

Maker Role


Date Made




Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, glass
organic, vegetal, processed materials, wood
organic, vegetal, processed materials, wood, hardboard


h 615 mm x w 510 mm x d 18 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Art and Design

Subject and Association Keywords

Buildings and Structures

Object Type


Object number

ESC. 11.006

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