The Essence Archive is an art collective of thirteen New Zealand-based artists whose photographic works reflect multiple levels of meaning. The artists' works are held in collections including the James Wallace Arts Trust, the Auckland Festival of Photography Trust and private collections.
Three of The Essence Archive Artists: Karen Crisp, Christine Jeffs and Yvonne Shaw, are featured in Beyond the Index, curated by Allan McDonald at Gallery One, Unitec as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. This exhibition has been deferred to July. Exhibition dates to be confirmed.