Crossing the Bridge is a socially engaged project that operates at the intersection between anthropology, photography and film. Crossing the Bridge collects experiences from migrant communities living in New Zealand, opening up discussion about belonging, identity and community.
As part of First Thursdays, the two powerhouse women behind the project will be screening the Crossing the Bridge documentary, as well having booklets with biographies of migrants to New Zealand on display. Join them to learn about what brings people to our country and hear their stories.
Along with the video and texts, Crossing the Bridge will be hosting an interactive portrait space. They will be collecting stories of experiences where people have felt welcomed - whether that be welcomed into a country, neighbourhood or social space. It will be interactive, engaging and build up a mosaic of stories of Welcome - printing the studio shot image then and there and building up a portrait of the audience.
Make a beeline for 464 Colombo St to share a story and learn more about the multitude of wonderful migrants that make up our changing and growing country!
This event is generously hosted by Doc Ross at Gallery 464, with thanks to Canon.