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_AFTERMATH Exhibition and Book Launches At Kaikoura Museum


Kaikoura Museum has proudly launched a new exhibition and book of photographs from local photographer Dan Kerins on Thursday 30 March 2017 .

The ‘Aftermath’ exhibition and book tell the story of the first week following the November 14th earthquake through a collection of compelling black and white images. Dan’s photographs capture what it was like during the immediate aftermath from a residents' perspective. The Exhibition is now open after a successful launch,  residents got to view the book and digital exhibition and meet the photographer Dan Kerins and the book designer Matt Moriarty

Incoming Lions president John Wyatt said he had rarely been to an event where people sat in total silence and this was a testament to the impact the images have.

Books are available for $25 at the Museum and online at

The full story of the earthquake is yet to be told and is still unfolding. Kaikoura Museum is planning a larger exhibition to tell the scientific and human stories of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and is very keen to get the community involved. Dan Kerins has generously decided to give some proceeds from his book towards this project and the Museum has also secured funding from the Lotteries Earthquake relief fund to help get this off the ground.

The Museum wants people of Kaikoura, and others who were here at the time or involved in the emergency response and recovery, to help us tell the story of this historic event for future generations. We are inviting individuals, families, groups and neighbours to share their stories in ways that are meaningful to them. This might be through photographs, written word, video, drawings and so on. People wanting to find out more can contact the Museum. 

Purchase Details: 

 _AFTERMATH AVAILABLE NOW FOR $25 AT or the Kaikoura Museum. 

Written by

Dan Kerins

6 Apr 2017

Interests Dan Kerins is photographer, writer and horticulturalist, specialising in ill-planned and under-funded excursions into the lesser known.