Vincent Ward launched the second part of his Inhale/Exhale exhibition at the Gus Fisher Gallery last Friday night.
The visual art installation, which is running concurrently with the static images on display at the Pah Homestead, launched to a packed house.
Ward has been busy focusing on his first love of visual arts with this exhibition, which will also show in China, at the Shanghai Biennale, in two months time.
The Asian connection was an important link for the event, with diplomatic presence from both Japan and China on the night, and Consul-General to the People's Republic of China, Madam Juhua Liao, taking to the microphone, along with Auckland University's Roger Horrocks and Ward himself.
Ward thanked the many people who helped him get the exhibition up and running and
described it as a "bit like a medieval guild - with hundreds of people slaving away to make this exhibition work".
Guests made their way through the darkened rooms to watch Ward's cinematic installations against the newly painted black walls.
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