Pictures They Want to Make : Recent Auckland Photography
Chris Corson-Scott
Edward Hanfling

Pictures They Want to Make presents a selection of works by twelve contemporary photographic artists, and examines the various ways in which their images are created, and the motivations that drive them. Each of the artists has a connection to the Auckland region; some of the photographs capture aspects of that region’s culture and landscape, while others testify to the mobility and ambition of the artists—their familiarity with other places and people. Most of all, they are personal statements; they are … Continue reading

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


Hanna Scott and
Ann Shelton ed.

This new publication heralds a distinctive and unusual format for an exhibition. The book, Sightseeing is a box set of 90 concertina folding postcards which unpacks to create an innovative touring photography exhibition

Project curator Hanna Scott describes the way in which, “the postcards literally become the exhibition, unsettling the way that we traditionally use postcards to venerate the landscape, because these sites are not typical tourist sites.”
She continues, “the project is important because it highlights the way that artists travel and make research. Their images … Continue reading

Gavin Hipkins
Essay by Daniel Palmer,
“For Anton Lock, 1893-1971”

Publication launched on the occasion of Gavin Hipkins‘ exhibition Second Empire at Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi (14th February-13th April 2008) during the completion of the McCahon residency at French Bay, Auckland (December 2007-February 2008)

The fourth resident, photographer Gavin Hipkins, arrived from Wellington at the end of November with his young family and spent Christmas in the bush. Gavin was the first residency artist with children to stay at the Otitori Road studio and house, making the early decision to build two bedrooms rather than one, a … Continue reading

Gavin Hipkins

The Sanctuary is a travelogue of sorts that reveals a range of very different sites. The sequence begins with three images taken in royal parks in London – the first a slow-incline exterior stone staircase and a row of trees running parallel out from the edge of the steps. This is an anchoring image, in a way a declaration of intent. The steps lead up to the (brightly re-gilded) memorial statue erected by Queen Victoria to her husband Prince Albert in Kensington Gardens. Hipkins has chosen to avoid the ‘money shot’ of the … Continue reading


Susan Jowsey, Marcus Williams

When night comes is an art installation by Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams at Artspace in Auckland

ISBN 0473056992 (pbk.)
Jowsey, Susan
Williams, Marcus
28 p, col. ill, 15 x 21 cm
Installations (Art)–New Zealand–Exhibitions
Includes bibliographical references

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Eugene Hansen, Marcus Williams

“This publication documents the various installations produced by Filter-Corp and includes essays by Miriam Harris and Tina Barton, as well as stills from the FilterCorp animation by Ron Young and the FilterCorp Board.”

ISBN 0473074125 (pbk.)
22, [1] p, col. ill, 21 cm
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John Early, Dan Blanchon & Mel Galbraith

The work, comprised of 12 photographic images and 4 graphite drawings, was shown at Seed Gallery, Auckland, November 2007.

‘Fallen’ by John Pusateri, is a documentation of a collaborative biodiversity and fine art project by the New Zealand-based artist and scientists. The project started with setting pitfall traps on 8 May 2007. Twice a month, for thirteen months, Pusateri gathered, separated, cleaned, labelled and preserved the trapped specimens. These specimens were photographed along with fragments of ceramic, glass, and other found items from the same area.

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Damian Skinner

“Published on the occasion of the exhibition Metaphysical heart : jewellery by Peter McKay”

A storytelling jeweller, working alone on Banks Peninsula, with one eye focused on the artistic heritage of Europe and the other trained on the mythic potential of his local landscape. Welcome to the work (and world) of Peter McKay, one of this country’s senior jewellers. From his early days as an apprentice of Kobi Bosshard, trained in the techniques and aesthetics of European goldsmithing, to the appropriation
of European modernism and Medieval and … Continue reading