Kathlene Fogarty at FHE in Auckland is known for her relentless support of unique story-filled work from Aotearoa. She has been a long time champion and representative of the great Marti Friedlander - a photographer whose work in the book 'Moko' I shamelessly copied in oil paintings in my youth.
Kathlene's years of support for Marti has paid dividends, so when I was offered an exhibition at FHE I was flattered and grateful, but more than a little worried I was starting my run a little late. But the exhibition opened well, was reviewed positively by T.J. McNamara in The NZ Herald and work from it was bought by a top collector in Auckland and a high profile Kiwi in the Aussie media.
So a good first lap - Thanks to Kathlene.