Haruhiko Sameshima

With essays by: Kyra Macfarlane, Ingrid Horrocks, John Wilson, Tim Corbalis, Aaron Lister, Damian Skinner, Fiona Amundsen and Claudia Bell

Bold Centuries is an artist’s book by Haruhiko Sameshima – artist/photographer based in Auckland. This collage-like book is made-up of his original photographs together with found historical images and texts, both commissioned and found in history books and the Internet. It serves as an engaging and poetic introduction to Sameshima’s longstanding exploration of photography as myth – a skewed tour guide and time machine, taking the reader on a … 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)

“Gavin Hipkins’ Empire series employs the artist’s well-known technique of contrasting two photographically based images within the one photo-montage.

Wood engravings by renowned English illustrator Anton Lock are enlarged using a negative form and then juxtaposed with contemporary urban patches (embroidered tapestry decals intended for sewing onto clothing). This process … 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 Victorian … Continue reading


Ann Shelton

Shelton insists on a premise at the very heart of photography: people are good to look at… documentary photography should be reminded of the superficial thrill of the ‘now’… in Redeye the idea of the celebrity meets the idea of the nobody… rather than make you remember and feel concern Shelton makes you forget you cared in the first place.
Giovanni Intra – Pavement magazine

Redeye is a social diary in photographs, it depicts an urban community from an insider’s perspective. Photographed using a … Continue reading

Susan Jowsey, Marcus Williams

When night comes is an illustrated catalogue from an art installation by Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams at Artspace in Auckland, 6 November –22 December, 1996
(28pp publication with colour illustrations documenting the installation produced by the artist in its wake with essays by Jowsey, Williams and Miriam Harris.)

When Night Comes makes childhood palpable by engaging your senses. With ceilings and objects positioned at difficult heights, including a luminous yellow door of shrunken Alice IN Wonderland-like proportions. . . On the one hand the adult is addressed with items placed at … Continue reading

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
RRP NZ $16 plus packaging and posting

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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.

The specimen samples, as … Continue reading

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 Renaissance art that marked … Continue reading

curated by Damian Skinner

“An exhibition about jewellery, identity and cultural exchange explored through a series of amulets created for Frederick Edward Maning”

Since 1998 Jason Hall’s jewellery has been asking questions about Päkehä identity. His work represents a consistent struggle to negotiate being Päkehä through an awareness of the traditions and craft of contemporary jewellery in Aotearoa. 1839 Exchanges: Jewellery
by Jason Hall is an exhibition about jewellery, identity and cultural exchange explored through a series of amulets created for Frederick Edward Maning, an Irishman who arrived in Aotearoa in 1833 … Continue reading