Ra Auld Photography - Te Raukura Visual Arts Rangatahi Exhibition Project


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Artist Statement:

I have long held a passion for photography, and a fascination of the night sky. It wasn’t until recently when I discovered the capabilities of modern camera equipment for capturing light out of darkness that I quickly became obsessed with astrophotography.

Mainly focusing on images of the Milky Way (Sagittarius), I try to incorporate an interesting foreground to give the images depth and scale. I sometimes find myself alone, knee deep in an icy cold river at midnight attempting to capture the Milky Way in the right frame rising over the mountain.

I use a Sony A7iii (mirrorless) and editing software (LR & PS) along with editing techniques (image stacking) to reduce noise and enhance both depth and quality of the final image.”

Ra Auld’s exhibition will be available to view at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti until the end of April when a new artist will be announced. To arrange to view or purchase works please contact the Rangatahi Exhibition Project Coordinator, Caroline Beaufort-Puna [email protected] 027 356 3622.

Not only is Te Raukura ki Kāpiti a wonderful hub for a wide range of performing arts, but also a place of learning. A new initiative has been introduced to provide a platform for exhibiting the works of young artists and graduates who are excelling in the field of visual arts. Te Raukura is now presenting regular exhibitions to support and promote young artists trying to get recognition in their field.

This initiative was created by Caroline Beaufort-Puna, an Art Teacher at Kāpiti college for 20 years. Caroline saw a real gap for young artists after they had graduated from art school or had finished courses. It seemed that finding exhibition spaces were hard to find with no one to help or mentor them into a larger art market.

Works are promoted through gallery exhibitions available to view by the public while they are in attendance at events held at Te Raukura, and also private viewings of the work are available by appointment with the artist, via Caroline.


Ticket Types


Exhibition on now until end of April.
Free to view | Artworks are priced individually for sale.