Carbon Empire works in the space between art and documentary photography.
It combines a short series of staged photographs of a ‘man in the street’ made in 1997 with images of closed petrol stations photographed between 2003 and 2017.
Carbon Empire is a juxtaposition of these two series of photographs and a single image, made by chance in 2002.
The closed petrol stations reflect the effects of petroleum law changes across New Zealand. In 1988, the petroleum sector became deregulated, with the large international wholesalers able to control pricing at both refinery and pump. The small independent … Continue reading
By Denys Watkins
Foreword by Matt Blomeley
Essays by Anna Miles and Francis McWhannell
Conversation with Allan Smith and Denys Watkins
Published by Rim Books in association with Bath Street Arts Trust.
Design by Index – Jonty Valentine
DYNAMO HUM is an artist book by Denys Watkins, featuring his paintings from 2004 to 2016.
Denys is a highly respected New Zealand contemporary artist. A long serving teacher of thirty-one years at Elam School of Fine Arts that, in 2011, he left to pursue full-time studio art practice.
Here he turns his multifaceted interests to creating … Continue reading
WHENUA FONUA ‘ENUA
Benjamin Work with photographs by Brendan Kitto
Interview with Benjamin Work by Giles Peterson
Published by Rim Books in association with Uxbridge Art & Culture.
Early Polynesian navigators gave names to the places they encountered as a reminder of the spiritual threshold between creation and reality. This was because they regarded the ideas of geographic and spiritual origin as mutually similar. Whenua Fonua ‘Enua explores the significance of name and place and the importance of these indicators that connect us to our past and highlight the characteristics of our present. Through new paintings and this companion publication in … Continue reading
BARRY BRICKELL READER: SELECTED ‘WRERTINGS’, MEDITATIONS, OUTBURSTS, DECREES AND DIVERSIONS
Edited by Gregory O’Brien
Photographs by Haruhiko Sameshima
Afterword by David Craig
Published by Steele Roberts Aotearoa in association with Rim Books.
Rim Books is absolutely ecstatic to be associated with publishing this book of ‘wrertings’ by the maverick New Zealand artist Barry Brickell.
Known for his decades of pottery making and mountain railway in Coromandel, he has dedicated his life to ceaseless art-making of all kinds. Less known but perhaps more revealing of his inner workings, are his passions for writing and reading, … Continue reading