The exhibition What We Saw at Photospace Gallery is Sally Griffin’s first photography show. The images are from the artist’s personal collection of black and white photos. It features well-known, and not so well-known, artists and political figures such as Phil Clairmont, Tony Fomison, Merata Mita, Tim Shadbolt and many more.

Sally will give a a floor talk of stories about the photos on Saturday 16 May at 2pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition/artist info:

Photospace Gallery
James Gilberd
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
T: 04 382 9502 M: 027 444 3899
Gallery hours: from 10am Mon-Fri, 11am Saturday

Listed below are details and links to recent New Zealand photography publications previously listed on the PhotoForum homepage:

Wellington Streets by Julian Ward
Bent by Mary Macpherson
some things you should have told me by Harvey Benge
Our Future Nga Tau ki Muri by Ans Westra
Steamer by Alan Knowles
Aceh Revives + Scars: Life after the Tsunami by Noel Trustrum
the grass is awfully green - Limited edition book by Peter Black
Catch My Eye
 by Gabrielle McKone
Thinking it through by Tony Watkins, photographs by Haruhiko Sameshima
Old New World by Mary Macpherson

EYE magazine’s Une petite mémoire – Thursday 2 April 2015:

Two remarkable artists died within weeks of each other late last year. Bruce Connew pays tribute to fellow photographers René Burri and Lewis Baltz.


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Image: Lewis Baltz, Sites of Technology, Anechoic Chamber, France Télécom Laboratories, Lannion, France, 1989–91.

A packet arrived from photographer Lewis Baltz in Paris posted two weeks before he died on 22 November 2014, writes Bruce Connew.

Inside was a catalogue for ‘Lewis Baltz’, the precisely hung 2013 exhibition of his groundbreaking ‘central achievements’ at the Albertina, Vienna. It was inscribed to me and my wife Catherine, and signed ‘L’, in a sort of Zorro way. It had reached New Zealand about two-and-a-half weeks after his death.

Lewis Baltz by John Gossage
Image: Lewis Baltz by John Gossage.

At this ridiculous distance, around the other side of the world, times, dates and sequences of events are critical when processing the death of a dear friend. On 11 November 2014, eleven days before Lewis died, he sent me a magazine picture by email of a fine grey mare with President Reagan astride – a riposte, I assumed, to Body of Work (my procreating horses series).

On our unhurried walks about Venice and more often Paris, we seldom discussed photography or art in any direct sense, more writing, politics and the state of an unpleasant world. Once, I spoke of W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. He was impressed by the work, and within a week had read everything of Sebald’s in print. It was seldom you could bring something new to Lewis, because he’d read and thought deeply in his time about a swathe of territory. His assessments about art in a three-minuteTate Shots, and his thoughts cast wider in Lewis Baltz Texts, his collected writings published by Steidl, manifest the capacity and intellect of a man whose work is at the top of the canon.

Continue reading HERE.




Andrea Gardner - Under the Eyes of the Volcano
An exhibition of a photographic project produced during an art residency in Mexico City; still life compositions exploring historic, artistic and environmental aspects of Mexican culture.

Mexican Embassy, level 2, 187 Featherston Street, Wellington.
30 April – 17 July 2015
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Image: Andrea Gardner, Kahlo and Velasco 

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Exhibition/artist info

Two Rooms
16 Putiki St, Newton, Auckland
Gallery hours: Tue to Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 3pm
Phone 64 (9) 360 5900


Exhibition/artist info

Two Rooms
16 Putiki St, Newton, Auckland
Gallery hours: Tue to Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 3pm
Phone 64 (9) 360 5900


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Bowen Galleries

Exhibition/artist info:

Photospace Gallery
James Gilberd
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
T: 04 382 9502  M: 027 444 3899
Gallery hours: from 10am Mon-Fri, 11am Saturday

4.+ Gilbert Melrose, Melrose Photography Shop, Arawa Street, Matamata c. 1970, 2015
Image: Gilbert Melrose, Melrose Photography Shop, Arawa Street, Matamata c. 1970, 2015


Chez Karangahape

26/03/15 — 16/04/15
Anna Miles Gallery

This is the first exhibition to be shown at the Anna Miles Gallery new space at 10/30 Upper Queen St. Featured works include photography by Allan McDonald, Bob and June Raw, Lucien Rizos, Gilbert Melrose, Darren Glass, Solomon Mortimer plus Johanna Pegler’s painting based on a C19th sepia photograph.

10/30 Upper Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11-3 & by appointment