Mark Adams, Clevedon garden_1978_ George Brown



Clevedon garden, 1978 – George Brown / Ihaka Paraone

September 4 – 25* 2015
Reception with Mark Adams, 5.30pm Friday 4th September

1978 images of a domestic garden, in Clevedon, which was full of carvings by George Brown / Ihaka Paraone.They stand in an unfamiliar relationship to the received assumptions about the carving ‘traditions’ and the carving histories as they have presented to the NZ public thus far.

The photographer says: “Looking at George’s garden with its Arawa whakapapa of carved stories, including the migration tradition, I saw Pakeha me standing there looking at and PAST those works to their context. An isolated farm house on a dairy farm where George lived alone, his family having moved into town.”

Earlier work by this photographer can be viewed here

This exhibition leads into our next touring out-reach exhibition: Celebrating Wood: back to the future; photographs by Laurence Aberhart accompanied by university & museum collection items, and scientific exhibits, selected by the host venues in response to the photographs.

McNAMARA GALLERY Photography Ltd
190 Wicksteed St. WHANGANUI 4500
Tuesday / Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 3 [often open to 6] or by appointment
* Please check website INFORMATION page for occasional closed days due to travel commitments
06 348 7320 / 027 249 8059


Reflex Figment _Massey University

reflex, figment Exhibition
Shannon Te Ao, Richard Bell, Stu Foster + Kura Puke, Karl Fritsch + Gavin Hipkins, Jeremy Millar, Dane Mitchell, Sally J. Morgan, Morgan + Richards, Anne Noble

2 – 18 September 2015
Opening Tuesday 1 September 2015, 7.30 pm

Engine Room
East End Block 1,
Massey University
63 Wallace Street, Entrance C

Curated by Heather Galbraith, in conjunction with the Triggering Memory symposium, 1–2 September 2015, a partnership between Massey University, Syracuse University and The Memory Waka.

Reflex, figment is supported by Whiti or Rehua School of Art, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwharangi, Massey University.

Triggering Memory Symposium 2015_Massey University

A Massey University-Syracuse University-Memory Waka partnership presents the Triggering Memory Symposium to be held:
1-2 September 2015
The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko
College of Creative Arts
Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand.

Registration now available.

Triggering Memory Symposium 2015

What initiates the willed or involuntary process of recall when memories might be, as A. S. Byatt describes, “taken out, burnished, and contemplated”? Sensory experiences, places, objects, images, language, rituals, and therapy are some of the means by which memory is evoked. Distinguished speakers from a variety of fields in New Zealand representing Massey University, The University of Auckland, Te Papa, and AUT, will be joined by artists and scholars from Syracuse University, United States, to present their perspectives on ‘triggering memory’.

For full details including presenters list please refer [pdf] Triggery Memory_2015
To register please go to:


Te Ara Hihiko

Photobook New Zealand is delighted to announce that Massey University’s College of the Creative Arts has become a supporter and will provide the venue and technical support for our event.

Photobook New Zealand is New Zealand’s first photobook fair. The event will run in Wellington from 11 – 13 March, 2016, during the New Zealand Festival Writers’ Week when the city is buzzing with cultural activity.

Massey’s beautiful, well-equipped Te Ara Hihiko complex, in Tasman St, will host the bookfair and the exciting programme of talks and events. The Massey building offers the advantages of an auditorium and flexible spaces for bookfair exhibitors and informal talks and discussions.

Combining the different elements in one spacious building will allow book fair exhibitors to attract the audience attending the talks programme and make an easy flow between both parts of the programme. Tasman St is also close to Wellington’s CBD and the complex also offers plentiful parking.

Photobook New Zealand is currently signing some exciting Australian and New Zealand presenters for our programme. We’ll also shortly be announcing our Boosted funding initiative which will give people the opportunity to help us fly.

Photobook New Zealand is organised under the auspices of PhotoForum NZ.

If you’d like to receive updates about Photobook New Zealand, please email us at

The AIPA has a few events coming up that might be of interest to PhotoForum members:


AIPA Photo Academy Workshop:
How to Plan and Execute a Photo Story (with Arno Gasteiger)
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Format: Full day workshop
Venue: White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
More Info: collections/workshops/ products/how-to-plan-and- execute-a-photo-story




AIPA Photo Academy Workshop:
Using Adobe Lightroom to Process and Organise Images (with Leon Rose)
Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Format: Half day workshop
Venue: White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
More Info: collections/workshops/ products/using-adobe-lightroom



Image Nation 2015 Photography Conference

Date: Monday, October 19 & Tuesday October 20
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Format: Two day conference
Venue: Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland
Speakers Include: Nels Israelson, Sean Izzard, Peter Bennetts, Lisa Reihana, David Cook, Fiona Quinn + 4 more to be announced
More Info:


AIPA: Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association
Phone: +64 9 849 5728



Massey University
Peter Turner Memorial Lecture 2015

Paul Seawright
Landscapes of Conflict: Photography, Society and Contested Space

Paul Seawright is acclaimed internationally for his photographic depictions of the contested, peripheral and marginal spaces of political and social conflict. Beginning with his own work on the conflict in Northern Ireland Paul Seawright will discuss how he and other artists have extended the possibilities of photographing conflict in an era corrupted by mainstream media representations. His photographs of the theatre of war as played out in the internal landscape of the US newsroom reveal the media itself as the creator of illusion and entertainment.
His lecture will also explore the interconnecting threads that run through much of his work – from investigatons of the minefields and battlesites of the Afghanistan war  to his more recent work about subtle and invisible sites of conflict found in prosaic urban environments – such as the listed dwellings of sex offenders and the invisible sites of military recruitment across the USA.

Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography and Head of Belfast School of Art at the Ulster University. In 2002 he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum London as War Artist for Afghanistan and his photographs of battle-sites and minefields have subsequently been exhibited in more than 20 countries. In 2003 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art and in 1997 won the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Prize. He has published seven monographs on his multiple award winning photographic projects.

The Peter Turner Memorial Lecture 2015 is a free event and we are kindly asking you to register your attendance here peter-turner- as there are limited seats available.

Wednesday 9 September 2015
5.30–7 pm
The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Block 12
Massey University, Wellington Campus
Entrance E, Tasman Street
Free Parking

September in Paris – Mark Bellringer
Opening 2nd August 2pm
Petit Paris Cafe, 34 Currie St, New Plymouth

Mark Bellringer



Australian Abstractions – Gary Sauer-Thompson
as part of the 2015 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival

Exhibition runs 26 July to 28 Aug 2015.
Artist talk 2pm Saturday 1 August.

Light Gallery, Centre for Creative Photography
138 Richmond Road, Marleston, South Australia 5033
Hours: 9am–6pm Mon to Thurs, 9am–5pm Fri and 10am–2pm Sat

Gary’s black and white abstractions are a stand-in for what we appear to have lost from the archives — the photographic modernist abstractions that were made in Adelaide during the 1950s and 1960s by the visual avant grade. His pictures are what he has imagined such a photography could have been like. This exhibition is an attempt to reconnect with and build upon the minor tradition of photographic abstraction in Australia. The pictures are large and medium format abstractions seen in natural and human landscapes.

Gary Sauer-Thompson is an Adelaide-based photographer and blogger. He has exhibited in several group exhibtion in Melbourne, Adelaide and Ballarat at the Ballarat International Photo Biennale. He has had solo exhibition in Canberra and Adelaide. He is currently working on two books on Edgelands to be published by Magnet in Melbourne and Australian Abstractions to be published by Moon Arrow Press in Adelaide.


Gary Sauer-Thompson_Victor Harbour Rock Abstraction
Gary Sauer-Thompson, ‘Victor Harbor Rock Abstraction’



Jane_Zusters_exhibition _Tivoli_Waiheke


Launch of photography publication  Where did you go to my lovelies by Jane Zusters

1 August – 5 September 2015
Opens 5pm, Saturday 1 August
TIVOLI gallery, Waiheke Island

Where did you go to my lovelies contains never before exhibited footage of political demonstrations in Christchurch. I follow 4 of my friends from those demonstration photographs into their own lives as photographed by me in the 70’s. Morrie Love unpacks his evolving Maori Identity, Allie Eagle shares what it was like to be a lesbian mother, Dave Mitchell was and still is a H I PP Y and Tiffany Thornley is a feminist still.’  Jane Zusters

To accompany this event, Jane will be exhibiting a selection of prints from her various publications.

2/118 Ocean View Rd, Pendragon Mall, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
+64 9 372 3361 / 021 175 2218
Winter hours: Wed to Sat 10am – 5pm


Lucien Rizos_from Traffic Lights 1981
Lucien Rizos from Traffic Lights, 1981



You are warmly invited to attend the opening of


Sunday 21 June 3-5pm

On exhibition until 25/07/15
Anna Miles Gallery
10/30 Upper Queen St, Auckland, 1010

Lucien Rizos was born in Wellington in 1953 and studied graphic design at Wellington Polytechnic in the early 1970s. Since 1974 he has been a violinist in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. At the beginnings of his musical career, the orchestra regularly toured regional centres nationwide. In 1979, while on tour, Rizos set out to photographically document New Zealand. Thirty years later,  A man walks out of a bar… : New Zealand photographs, 1979-1982, a book that borrows its format from Robert Frank’s 1958, The Americans, was published (Rim Books, 2011).

By 1984, Rizos had rejected what he now describes as his ‘Doco Style’ phase (1976-1983), in favour of more conceptually inclined photographic methods. This exhibition presents Rizos’ new work, Unposed Portraits (2014), telephoto-assisted extreme close-ups of people in vehicles, alongside Traffic Lights (1981), photographs of pedestrians, shot quite literally from the hip, at intersections in Wellington and Auckland.


Rizos from Unposed Portraits 2014
Lucien Rizos from Unposed Portraits, 2014


Contact Sheet from Traffic Lights 1981

Contact sheet from Traffic Lights, 1981

Some Australian Photographs - McNamara Gallery

Some Australian Photographs

12 June – July – 28 August* 2015
Reception 5.30pm Friday 12 June

The fifteen photographs in this exhibition have been selected on particular aesthetic, as distinct from curatorial, concerns. It is anticipated that they will reveal some distinctive aspects of recent Australian practice.

McNAMARA GALLERY Photography Ltd
190 Wicksteed St. WHANGANUI 4500
Tuesday / Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 3 [often open to 6] or by appointment
* Please check website INFORMATION page for occasional closed days due to travel commitments
06 348 7320 / 027 249 8059