Victoria Ginn - A selection of vintage prints, Photospace Gallery, Wellington.


Lynda Lester - Succulent, and other works. Photospace Gallery, Wellington.


Artist info:
Lynda Lester info:—lynda-lester.html
Victoria Ginn info—victoria-ginn.html

Photospace Gallery
James Gilberd
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
T: 04 382 9502  M: 027 444 3899
Gallery hours: 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 11am to 4pm Sat
Closed Sundays and public holidays.


Jennifer French - Duplex



The Aesthetica Art Prize has launched its call for entries, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement with the international art world. Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance.

Prizes include £5,000 (approximately NZ$ 9,742) for the Main Prize winner; £1,000 for the Student Prize winner; group exhibition for shortlisted artists; editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (168,000 readership worldwide); publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology distributed in UK galleries and online internationally; art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books courtesy of Prestel.

Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into any one category.

Entries close 31 August 2014. For more information and to submit visit


PF40 book launch invite

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Photofable exhibition by Phillipa O'Brien


Inspired by Duane Michal’s 1970s black and white photographic narrations such as The Old Man kills the Minotaur and The Bogeyman, Philippa has developed her own style of pictorial-scripts or Photofables. Each series is limited to nine images establishing a rhythm to a climactic moment. This series of photographic work playfully explores the notion of stereotypes by depicting people dressed as animals or supernatural creatures acting out a modern fable. However, unlike the tradition of the fable, usually timeless in its depiction of natures, these narratives take strange twists.
For full sequences, go to Photofables on Philippa’s website.

Artist info—philippa-obrien.html

James Gilberd
Photospace Gallery
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
T: 04 382 9502  M: 027 444 3899
Gallery hours: 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 11am to 4pm Sat
Closed Sundays and public holidays.

Through Dragons' Eyes - Chinese Photographers Assoc of NZ.


Through Dragons’ Eyes – Chinese Photographers Association of NZ

5 – 29 June 2014
Opening 4 June, 5 – 7pm

ARTISTS TALK: Sunday 15 June 2014, 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
Speakers include: The artists – Honglin Xu, Xuewei He, Leo Guan, Shunmei Deng, Joey Pan, Michael Gu and Heidi Xu and a guest speaker Phoebe Li.

A selection of photographic works from NZ Chinese photographers embracing the cultural experiences and aesthetics of living in a new land. The aim of this exhibition is to capture the personal, emotional perspectives of Chinese immigrants in NZ. Through Dragons Eyes documents and explores a variety of cultural and aesthetic developments as New Zealand becomes a more diverse society. It aims to present a method of visual communication and provoke discussion between all of our ethnic groups.

Lake House Arts Centre - Becroft Gallery
37 Fred Thomas Drive
Barry’s Point Reserve
Gallery hours: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 3pm

Four photographers from the 2013 Kingsize scholarship class have an exhibition opening next Monday (June 16, 5pm) at St Paul ST Gallery. Here’s their invite. Please feel welcome to join them there.
Kingsize group show

Posted online at Public Address / Capture photoblog is this comprehensive article by Jonathan Ganley, about the publication PhotoForum at 4o.

Cover image: Shrouds. Photograph by Barney Brewster

PhotoForum at 40
by Jonathan Ganley

The forthcoming Rim Books publication of PhotoForum at 40: Counterculture, Clusters, and Debate in New Zealand will mark forty years since PhotoForum was founded. Perhaps the society no longer has the profile it enjoyed in its first ten years, when it published a bi-monthly magazine, but PhotoForum is still going strong. There is a comprehensive website, and frequent exhibitions. Books and periodicals continue to be produced with the highest possible production values, a goal that was aimed for but not always achieved when the magazine was in its 1970s heyday.

The quality will be evident when the printed copies of PhotoForum at 40 become available in late June. The 300-page book contains an impressive mix of history, photographs, documents, correspondence, interviews and cultural commentary. It also includes a chronology of New Zealand photography from 1950 to 2014, corresponding with a chronology of PhotoForum publications, exhibitions and activities.

To complement the book and the 40th anniversary, a Pecha Kucha night of artists’ talks will be held at Q Theatre from 7:30pm on Wednesday June 4. History in the Taking, an exhibition of selected photographs and ephemera, will be held at the Gus Fisher Gallery, in conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography, opening on June 6 and running for the rest of the month.

With these forthcoming events, the time seemed right to examine the legacy of the society, its present activities and future plans, with Nina Seja, the book’s author, and Geoffrey H. Short, the current director of PhotoForum and co-curator with Seja of the exhibition. Read the full article HERE

Capture photoblog

Please join us for the Flora Photographica Aotearoa: Gallery Talk this Saturday the 31st of May at 2pm. Featuring Ann Elias, Associate Professor, Sydney College of the Arts, in conversation with photographer Peter Peryer, formerly a long term Devonport resident. 

Flora Photographica  Aotearoa Gallery Talk


Depot Artspace 28 Clarence St, Devonport, Auckland. Ph: 09 963 2331
Opening hours: Mon: 12pm – 5pm Tue-Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 3pm
Public Holidays: 11am – 3pm



Part of Auckland Festival of Photography’s ‘Festival Tuesday’

Anna Miles Gallery
47 High St, Suite 4J, Auckland
Telephone + 64 9 377 4788, Mobile + 64 (0)21 47 10 47
Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays 11am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm & by appointment