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PhotoForum at 40

PHOTOFORUM AT 40
Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand

Nina Seja

Launch 2pm Saturday 28 June 2014 at Gus Fisher Gallery, The Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland St., Auckland Central, New Zealand. All welcome.

Rim Books is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand by Nina Seja. In this richly illustrated publication, art historian Nina Seja gives an illuminating account of the communities, relationships, and events that have shaped PhotoForum’s first forty years, and charts the development of photographic art in New Zealand during this time.

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Cover, An urban quest for chlorophyll

AN URBAN QUEST FOR CHLOROPHYLL

Jenny Gillam
Dieneke Jansen

The publication An urban quest for chlorophyll aims to discuss projects that engage with the cultural mediation of nature in an urban context. Architects, designers and town planners all consider the role played by green spaces within the urban terrain, from parks to abstractions such as berms and planters. The design of public urban space always takes this into account. How do these injections of chlorophyll function? If they have no possibility of simulating the rural, why are we compelled to ‘drag the pot-plant into the … Continue reading


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HOLLAND STREET

Sarah Caylor
Ann Shelton

Published on the occasion of the exhibition
Holland Street, by Sarah Caylor and Ann Shelton
Courtenay Place Park Light Boxes
Wellington, New Zealand
15 August – 2 December 2013

Taking as its starting point two nineteenth-century events – London’s cholera outbreak of 1854 and Wellington’s typhoid epidemic of 1890-2 – Holland Street recalls a world where disease was thought to travel through miasma (noxious air) and bacteria were believed to be as real as “Hydras, and Gorgons, and Chimeras Dire”. Holland Street utilises differing visual approaches to map … Continue reading


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THINKING IT THROUGH
Tony Watkins
Haruhiko Sameshima

Thinking it through was originally published in Home and Building from 1988 to 1996 when Kirsty Robertson, then editor for “Home and Building” invited Tony Watkins, who had for many years been a contributor to the magazine, to begin a new column called simply, “Thinking it through”. She also invited Haruhiko Sameshima to contribute a photograph for each column. Haru had never met Tony. For each issue Tony sent an article to Haru and Haru replied with a photograph. Tony in turn responded to each photograph with another … Continue reading


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COLONIAL GOOSE
Pauline Bern

The idea of making do with what’s available is a fitting analogy for Pauline Bern’s jewellery practice. Bern has always utilised locally sourced materials that are connected to her in some way and worked to transform them into something new. In this instance, a selection of plants from her Devonport garden provided the primary material for the pieces in Colonial Goose.

Colonial Goose harks back to the early pioneering tradition in New Zealand of making do with what’s on hand. Owing to a scarcity of geese, the traditional English Christmas fare of … Continue reading


FURTHER READING


Metaphysical Heart
Metaphysical Heart
Cover, An urban quest for chlorophyll
An Urban Quest for Chlorophyll
Empire, Gavin Hipkins
Empire
The Sanctuary, Gavin Hipkins
The Sanctuary
French place in the bay of islands
French Place
Colonial Goose book cover
Colonial Goose
Bold Centuries, Haruhiko Sameshima
Bold Centuries