About the project

re:trace is a project celebrating the heritage of Auckland neighbourhoods through historical photography.

We're welcoming residents from within five Auckland neighbourhoods to reflect and share the heritage of their neighbourhood through their own personal photographic archives.

This year, the areas of focus are Northcote, Manukau, Henderson, Onehunga, and the Auckland Waterfront. 

Selected images we receive will be displayed, with credit, as part of the upcoming Heritage Festival and Artweek Auckland. An artistic representation of each suburb will also accompany the project to create a contemporary impression of the neighbourhoods. 

Phase Four - Artweek Auckland

The series of works developed by the selected artists will be displayed, along with copies of the photographs, in the Wynyard Quarter from 7th to 15th October 2017, as part of Artweek Auckland. For further details click here.

Phase Three - Heritage Festival

From 30 September to 15 October 2017, copies of selected photographs will be on public display in each area as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival.

Phase Two - Call out for local artists

From Monday 21st August - Friday 1st September we will be looking for one photographer for each neighbourhood to create a photo essay, reflecting on and celebrating the changes in the social, cultural and infrastructural identity of that neighbourhood. The artist must have a connection to the neighbourhood. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please get in touch

Phase One - Call out for images

From Monday 21st August - Sunday 24th September 2017 we will be visiting these neighbourhoods, and reaching out to people within these communities to get involved in the project. People can submit images via this website, email, or contact us to make other arrangements.