Past Event4 May - 27 May 2023

FromThePit

No longer available

Auckland Live Digital Stage, Aotea Square

Visual arts

FromThePit is New Zealand’s longest-running music photography exhibition that celebrates the creative works of some of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s best music photographers. The photos are exclusive of local artists and venues that promote our homegrown industry.

Marking the fifth anniversary, this year’s exhibition features the most recent work from over fifty photographers. It is made up of around one hundred images carefully selected from the hundreds submitted.

FromThePit is proud to share images from recent gigs across Aotearoa. Make sure you stop by Aotea Square to see the large-scale screen exhibition on the Auckland Live Digital Stage, complementing other host venues across New Zealand. Visit from the pit.co.nz to find out more, explore the full list of host venues, plus view an archive of previous years’ photos.

BONUS: Each screening will be followed by a unique set of photos of new and iconic Kiwi musicians captured by LA-based music photographer Chris Cuffaro. The work will be shown digitally at Auckland Live’s Digital stage, various libraries and community centres throughout Aotearoa and will feature in Rolling Stone Magazine. One-of-a-kind framed and signed photos will be exhibited from 25 May – 4 June at Art News Aotearoa Gallery in Lorne St and are available for sale online via Webbs Auction House, with 100% of proceeds going to charity MusicHelps

Image credit: FromThePit, Sheeps by Nel Barrington

About FromThePit

FromThePit 2023 is designed and curated by New Zealand music photographers: Dave Simpson, Chontalle Musson, Stella Gardiner, Maeve O’Connell and Chris Morgan

FromThePit is provided in partnership with: Auckland Council, Auckland UNESCO City of Music, NZ Music Month, Rockshop, Independent Music New Zealand, Sony, Epsom, The Attention Seeker, and Agent X.


Photo Credits

  • Adult Friends by Garry Thomas at San Fran, Wellington on 6 Oct 22
  • AJ Crawshaw by Taylor Vincent at Lovelands, Porirua on 8 Oct 22
  • Albert Street by Hamish Graham at Gateway Church, Hamilton on 28 Jan 23
  • Aldous Harding by Dave Simpson at Auckland Town Hall on 26 Oct 22
  • Antagonist A.D. by Shelley Te Haara at Galatos, Auckland on 30 Jul 22
  • Anthonie Tonnon by Andrew Caldwell at Toitoi, Hastings on 20 Oct 22
  • Anthonie Tonnon by Lewis Ferris at Galatos, Auckland on 22 Oct 22
  • Beastwars by Jecht Taylor at Brewtown Upper Hutt on 29 Oct 22
  • Blindspott by Andy MacDonald at TSB Showplace, New Plymouth on 15 Oct 22
  • Blindspott by Chris Morgan at The Rock 2000, Auckland on 30 Sep 22
  • Bret Mckenzie by Dave Simpson at Auckland Town Hall on 14 Sep 22
  • CARTHAGE by Shades Misa at Hamtown Smakdown, Hamilton on 10 Dec 22
  • Charlotte Yates by Gerard Hudson at MOON 1, Wellington on 8 May 22
  • Citris iNK by Nikita Weir at Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland on 8 Apr 22
  • Claemus by Amanda Hodge at Lit Bar, Whanganui on 14 Oct 22
  • ColdxWar by Nel Barrington at San Fran, Wellington on 29 Jul 22
  • Corduroy by Rachel Webb at The Tuning Fork, Auckland on 16 Feb 22
  • Coridian by Brad Miller at Nivara Lounge, Hamilton on 17 Sep 22
  • Coridian by Brad Miller at Nivara Lounge, Hamilton on 17 Sep 22
  • Deadly Sam and the Summertime Bandit by Chris Double at The Thirsty Dog, Auckland on 14 Aug 21
  • Departure Party by Mark Derricutt at The Cabana, Napier on 27 Dec 22
  • Dick Move by Chontalle Musson at Whammy Bar, Auckland on 19 Aug 22
  • Die! Die! Die! by Doug Peters at Auckland Town Hall on 15 Dec 22
  • Diggy Dupé by Shelley Te Haara at Auckland Town Hall on 28 Jul 22
  • Dimmer by Stella Gardiner at San Fran, Wellington on 9 Sep 22
  • Dolphin Friendly by Alec Huisman at The Loons, Lyttelton on 4 Nov 22
  • Dolphin Friendly by Alec Huisman at The Loons, Lyttelton on 4 Nov 22
  • Don McGlashan & The Others by Tonia Kraakman at Sherwood, Queenstown on 20 Oct 22
  • Earth Tongue by Maeve O'Connell at Shed 6, Wellington on 28 Oct 22
  • Earth Tongue by Ryo Nishikawa at Whammy Bar, Auckland on 19 Aug 22
  • Ekko Park by Nikita Weir at The Tuning Fork, Auckland on 3 Sep 22
  • Emma Dilemma by Bevan Triebels at James Hay Theatre, Christchurch on 2 Oct 22
  • Fazerdaze by Maeve O'Connell at San Fran, Wellington on 25 Nov 22
  • Foley by Charlotte Slade-Bruin at San Fran, Wellington on 11 Jan 23
  • Fur Patrol by Chris Morgan at The Tuning Fork, Auckland on 20 Aug 22
  • Hans Pucket by Lewis Ferris at San Fran, Wellington on 21 Jul 22
  • Hollie Smith by Des Nielsen at Soundsplash, Hamilton on 22 Jan 22
  • Jordan Luck Band by Amanda Hodge at Coopers Bar, Whanganui on 21 Jul 22
  • Jujulipps by Morgan Hide at Northern Bass, Mangawhai on 30 Dec 22
  • KATANA by Jared Tinetti at Neck of the Woods, Auckland on 9 Dec 22
  • Katchafire by Jenny Feaver at Bowl of Brooklands, New Pltmouth on 8 Jan 22
  • KITA by Jenny Feaver at TSB Festival of Lights, New Plymouth on 31 Dec 22
  • KITA by Jeremy Scott at Coro Summer Fest, Coromandel Town on 15 Jan 22
  • L.A.B by Andy Jackson at Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. on 8 Jan 22
  • L.A.B by Andy Jackson at The Glowbox Arena, Hamilton on 2 Jul 22
  • L.A.B by Neil Spencer at TSB Arena, Wellington on 24 Jun 22
  • Labretta Suede & the Motel Six by Neil Spencer at MOON 1, Wellington on 5 Jan 23
  • Lee Mvtthews by Stan McDowall at Rhythm and Vines, Gisborne on 1 Jan 23
  • Linen by Elise Lanigan at San Fran, Wellington on 8 Jul 22
  • LITT by Mark Derricutt at 605 Morning Side Drinkery on 3 Dec 22
  • Marlon Williams by Ricky Wilson at Civic Theatre, Auckland on 19 Jan 23
  • Marlon Williams by Stephanie Cartwright at Christchurch Town Hall on 27 Jan 23
  • Marlon Williams by Tom Grut at Civic Theatre, Auckland on 19 Jan 23
  • Melodownz by Dalong Ye-Lee at The Longline Classic 2022, Gisbourne on 22 Oct 22
  • Mini Simmons by Doug Peters at The Powerstation, Auckland on 22 Oct 22
  • Muroki by Dalong Ye-Lee at The Longline Classic 2022, Gisbourne on 22 Oct 22
  • Muroki by Lucas Perelini at Rhythm & Alps, Wanaka on 30 Dec 21
  • No Life by Liam Vincent at MOON 1, Wellington on 27 Jan 23
  • Pale Flag by Bellamy Mordecai at Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland on 29 Jan 23
  • PARK RD by Cameron Marwick at Rhythm and Vines, Gisborne on 31 Dec 22
  • PARK RD by Cameron Marwick at Rhythm and Vines, Gisborne on 31 Dec 22
  • PARK RD by Lucy Hammond at Christchurch Town Hall on 28 Jul 22
  • Planet of the Dead by Joseph James at Valhalla, Wellington on 24 Jul 21
  • Proteins of Magic by Brenna Gotje at The Hollywood Avondale, Auckland on 16 Sep 22
  • Proteins of Magic by Stella Gardiner at San Fran, Wellington on 9 Sep 22
  • Racing by David Dunham at Totara Street, Tauranga on 30 Jun 22
  • Reb Fountain by Stephanie Cartwright at Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch on 18 Aug 22
  • Sacha Vee by Lucas Perelini at Christchurch Town Hall on 18 Aug 22
  • SACHI by Jared Tinetti at Soundsplash, Raglan on 21 Jan 22
  • Sam Bartells by Ginelle Cocks at Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland on 28 May 22
  • Samara Alofa by Ivan Karczewski at Wine Cellar, Auckland on 25 Nov 22
  • Saving Grace by Liam Vincent at San Fran, Wellington on 29 Jul 22
  • Sheeps by Nel Barrington at Meow, Wellington on 17 Dec 22
  • Shepherds Reign by Rachel Matthews at The Powerstation, Auckland on 11 Aug 22
  • Shihad by Taylor Vincent at Ōtautahi Smoke - BBQ Festival, Christchurch on 17 Dec 22
  • SIX60 by Chontalle Musson at Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch on 10 Dec 22
  • SKRAM by Sophie Dobschall at Wellington Lantern Festival on 19 Nov 22
  • SKRAM by Sophie Dobschall at Wellington Lantern Festival on 19 Nov 22
  • Skull Patrol by Luke Keir at Valhalla, Wellington on 4 Jun 22
  • Small House by Matthew Chen at King's College Auckland on 13 May 22
  • Stellar* by Jecht Taylor at Resolution NYE Festival, Auckland on 30 Dec 22
  • Stress Ghetto by Luke Keir at Valhalla, Wellington on 2 Jul 22
  • Stretch by Andrew Caldwell at Urban Winery, Napier on 23 Sep 22
  • SubSpec by GarryThomas at Valhalla, Wellington on 12 Aug 21
  • Summer Thieves by Lucy Hammond at Ngaio Marsh Theatre, Christchurch on 22 Sep 22
  • Tahini Bikini by Tim Ashby-Peckham at Anthology Lounge, Auckland on 21 Oct 22
  • Teeks by Tom Grut at Spark Arena, Auckland on 12 Nov 22
  • The Butlers by Sarah Agnew at The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch on 28 Jan 23
  • The Ideas by Ryo Nishikawa at UFO, Auckland on 7 May 22
  • The Seaside Stranglers by Tonia Kraakman at Yonder, Queenstown on 8 Oct 22
  • The Veils by Brenna Gotje at Lilypad, Auckland on 8 May 22
  • Tom Grant Disciples by Bevan Triebels at The Loons, Lyttelton on 8 Oct 22
  • Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson by Alexander Hallag at The Royal Opera House, Whanganui on 15 Aug 21
  • WHO SHOT SCOTT by Des Nielsen at Soundsplash, Hamilton on 21 Jan 22
  • Wiri Donna by Elise Lanigan at Valhalla, Wellington on 10 Dec 21
  • Written By Wolves by Samantha Davies at The Tuning Fork, Auckland on 12 Nov 22

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