Uplifted is a photographic exhibition depicting the days after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand’s South Island on 14 November 2016.

An adaptation of the Aftermath exhibition from Kaikoura Museum, Uplifted is specially curated for the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Alongside Kerins’ images of the cracked and shaken landscape are ones of the Navy in the first few days after the quake. Shot in black and white, the photographs are full of contrast: the busy, resolute movements of the relief effort versus the stillness of the land; the relief of tourists being evacuated on landing vessels versus the anxiety of residents queued up at the supermarket to stock up on supplies.
Dan Kerins is a Kaikoura resident, builder and photographer.


Photographs by Dan Kerins
17 June – 20 August
Admission is free | open seven days, 10am – 5pm

An evacuee on board a New Zealand landing craft gives the thumbs up.20 uplifted web size