3-26 may 2019

Photival is the not-for-profit, Wellington documentary photography festival focusing on social, economic and environmental issues.  Our aim is to show people thought provoking and inspiring photographic work and then give them the tools they need to engage with positive change. We’re excited to bring you a diverse programme of events and free exhibitions this year with many collaborations across the city, please have a look below for an overview of what we’re offering this year, many of our events will be confirmed by the beginning of April.

2019 theme - influence

In the age of the humanist self, what are we, our communities and the earth influenced by? People, organisations or events with influence can have positive or negative effects on our inner and outer worlds, so we’re aiming to shine a light on some of these stories. With a focus on local photographers we'll share some of the best documentary photography in New Zealand. We’ve collaborated with some great galleries, museums, universities and other institutions from across the city and we’ll have 4 weeks of inspiring events to accompany the varied exhibition programme.

free exhibitions

New Zealand Portrait Gallery : Edith & George : In Our Sea of Islands : Now - 26 May

Photospace : Mary Macpherson : The Long View : 27 April - 3 June

FLUX : Save the Children : 100 Years of Child Rights : 4 -26 May

Suite Gallery : Geoffrey Batchen : Live From the Moon : 4 - 26 May

Please check the galleries websites for their individual opening times

More to come…


Urban Photo Workshop : 11 & 12 May

more to come…

Visit the Previous page to check out what we did in 2017 and 2018, the About page will give you more information or you can get in touch on the Contact Us.

Photival 2019 is generously supported by Wellington City Council.


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