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

Matakana Images 2015 is on showing as part of this year’s Auckland Festival of Photography. Exhibiting artists are: Ian Macdonald, Richard Collins, Di Halstead, Richard Smallfield, Lieve Van den Bosch, Murray Savidan, Maria Krajcirovic, Andrew Martin, Karen Williamson, Sue Hill, Davina Monds, and Barbara Cope.

Matakana Images 2015
29 May – 21 June 2015
Opens Friday 29 May, 5pm

Art Matakana (mezzanine level)
Matakana Country Park, 1151 Leigh Rd, RD5 Matakana
Gallery hours Wed – Sun (10am  to 3.30pm)

Matakana Images 2015


John Fields _Gus Fisher Gallery  

Our congratulations to Auckland photographic artist Cathy Carter on selection as a finalist in the Head On international portrait competition, as part of this year’s Head On Photography Festival  (1/5/15- 31/5/15).  Now in its 12th year, the Head On Portrait Prize is one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed and internationally renowned photographic portrait competitions, representing a vibrant and diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices.

As one of 40 finalists (and the sole kiwi finalist), Carter’s work is on show along with the other  finalists, including the three winners, at the Museum of Sydney until 8 June 2015.

Prize winners: Molly Carlisle Harris (winner), Glyn Patrick (2nd place), and Samanth Everton (3rd place).


Idyia #2 from the Oceanid series, Cathy Carter

Idyia #2 

Inspiration for this portrait comes from the Greek Oceanids. These were mythological goddesses responsible for protecting the body of water they inhabited, and the creatures that lived there. With the ecological crisis facing the worlds oceans and waterways, I was interested through the constructed nature of photography to imagine a contemporary representation of these mythical ecologists. The name ‘Idyia’ is derived from the Greek word to see or know. And it relates to the idea that we all see and know to some extent the destructive effects of prevailing consumerist attitudes to the environment and in particular our bodies of water. Idyia gazes back at us challenging us to defy her existence and to take action with her.

Water and more specifically the ocean has been a source of inspiration to Photographer and Installation artist Cathy Carter. There is a kinesthetic curiosity the artist explores as she floats in the ocean or dives down to capture these fluid moments. Through the use of intimate perspective she seeks to embody seeing as an experience rather than solely as observation. In suspending the body in a place of isolation and destabilization the work offers a sensuous psychologically compelling encounter to challenge perceptions and frams of reference.

Carter graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2010, a Postgraduate Diploma in 2011 and a Master of Art and Design (Hons) in 2013.

Finalist Headon 2015 international Portrait Competition.
Finalist 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2014
Nominated for the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards 2013
Nominated for the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards 2012
Awarded the AUT Visual Arts Photography Prize 2010

Carter has exhibited in successful solo and group shows in Auckland, Wellington & Sydney and is represented by Antoinette Godkin Gallery.

Anne Noble No Vertical Song

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Gallery hours: Tue to Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 3pm
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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