March 9th, 2014
08 March 2014 – 12 April 2014
Opens Wed 12 March (6-8pm)
Anna Miles Gallery
47 High St, Suite 4J, Auckland
Includes photographic works by Edith Amituanai, Darren Glass, Allan MacDonald, and Solomon Mortimer.
March 8th, 2014
February 27th, 2014
Christchurch likes to call itself “most English city.”
Akaroa 30. 09. 2012
Akaroa Protected 30. 9. 11 Buckland
March 7-28* 2014
Reception 5.30 pm Friday 7th March
Click here to see earlier work by this photographer
190 Wicksteed St. WHANGANUI 4500
Tuesday / Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 3 [often open to 6] or by appointment
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February 27th, 2014
Rest Area #6265 – New Zealand Festival installation
by Alan Knowles
You are invited to visit Rest Area #6265 and recover from festival fatigue or Wellington’s
Absolutely Positively parking wardens’ paradise. Its at the Nevay Road/Glenville Road
intersection on Miramar Peninsula.
This installation is about roads and streets being the arteries of life. It is dedicated to my neighbours in Miramar who have to use their cars to survive in Wellington and who daily experience the ignominy of humourless parking pariahs stalking their vehicles. You can spend as long as you like in my Rest Area with no fear of a ticket. And as for the inner-city light rail loonies and flyover deniers who would condemn us Easterners to life in a traffic tailback, well, you are welcome too. Come in the morning at 8 or in the evening about 5, you might learn something about the problems we face.
How to get here. If you bring your own car, parking is free! We love motorists in Miramar. Or if you are a dawdling, pedestrian, car-less, apartment-dweller then hop on a bus if you have all day to come and go. Do use the roads they are yours too (it would be nice if you paid for them). You can take bus No. 24 right to bus stop #6265; or take Nos 2 and 18 to the terminus in Darlington Road, then walk 200m north to the glass bus stop on bus route No. 31, North Miramar, and up the bush track behind. Bus No. 30 to Scorching Bay will drop you at Pretoria Road, just walk up to Glenville Road and rest.
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Rest Area #6265 – Five photographs on 440gsm vinyl
‘Rest Area’, Martinborough, SH 53, 850x600mm (2010/2014)
Totara Creek, Eglinton Valley, TeAnau-Milford Highway, SH94, 110x85mm (2011/2014)
Pond, Tekapo-Twizel Road, SH8, 110x85mm (2010/2014)
Kakahu Forest, Geraldine-Fairlie Highway, SH79, 110x85mm (2010/2014)
Lake Ianthe, Harihari Highway, SH6, 110x85mm (2011/2014)
Julian Ward photo
February 26th, 2014
AN URBAN QUEST FOR CHLOROPHYLL
Jenny Gillam & Dieneke Jansen (ed.)
The publication An urban quest for chlorophyll aims to discuss projects that engage with the cultural mediation of nature in an urban context. Architects, designers and town planners all consider the role played by green spaces within the urban terrain, from parks to abstractions such as berms and planters. The design of public urban space always takes this into account. How do these injections of chlorophyll function? If they have no possibility of simulating the rural, why are we compelled to ‘drag the pot-plant into the office’ or more ambitiously grow crops and community gardens in the heart of the city? The increase of urban rooftop gardens, community plots and urban agriculture suggest that becoming green is a high priority for urban planners. with projects such as Live Green, where 30,000 plants were planted in Sydneys’ CBD over the summer 2011, attesting to these growing desires. The publication An urban quest for chlorophyll, profiles four recent creative engagements with these ideas, bringing together a range of practices where notions of urban planting are explored in a New Zealand context.
Edited by Jenny Gillam & Dieneke Jansen, the book includes projects by Tanya Eccleston and Monique Redmond working as the Suburban Floral Association; Amanda Yates, leader of AUT University’s Emergent Ecologies Lab which focuses on urban design, indigeneity and ecology; Gillam & Jansen, artist/academics who co-authored a public photographic work; as well as texts by Lara Strongman, a writer, curator, and art historian based in Christchurch; Kate Linzey, a Wellington-based academic with an interest in the margins between architecture, art and urbanism; and a conversation between Yates and colleagues Andrew Douglas and Sue Gallagher.
Mark Amery, an arts editor, curator, critic, broadcaster and writer with a particular engagement with art in public spaces, provides a foreword.
Rim Books are pleased to celebrate the Auckland book launch of An urban quest for chlorophyll.
Level 1, School of Art and Design, (WM) building at 40 St Paul St, Wellesley Campus, AUT University. Thursday 27 February 2014, 5.30pm. Publication will be for sale at the discounted cash price of $20.
February 26th, 2014
February 25th, 2014
‘Unscene’ – Hans Weston
21 February – 15 March 2014
Photospace Gallery, Wellington
‘My long held passion for photography lead me to the moving image and I studied television production. I began working as a news camera operator working with local news in Dunedin in 2004. I am currently a full time staff member at Mediaworks TV, working for 3 News in Wellington.
A few years back I stumbled across books/monographs by Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson and William Eggleston. The photographs struck a deep chord in me and I felt an incredible wave of inspiration. Seeing the world with completely fresh eyes, I picked up the stills camera for the first time in years.’ Read more here
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
T: 04 382 9502 M: 027 444 3899
Open 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 11am to 4pm Sat
Closed Sundays and public holidays.
February 24th, 2014
Mary Macpherson’s new series Bent is currently showing at Photospace Gallery from 21 February to 15 March 2014, during the International Festival of Arts. The Photospace exhibition is an extract of the 68 colour series of Bent.
Bent is Mary’s new book about how the lives of trees are affected by human needs. A limited edition book and catalogue are available. To order, please visit her website where you will find more detailed information about all three versions of the publication.
February 21st, 2014
15 – 28 Feb. 2014
CPIT Rakaia Centre
130 Madras St, Christchurch Central
Enchanted Gardens considers the relationship between nature and people, their gardens and parks. Curated by Warren Feeney, it is a fundraising exhibition for the Christchurch Garden City Trust, the organisers of the Festival of Flowers. Included in the lineup of art works on show, are six post earthquake images by Christchurch photographer Maurice Lye.
February 21st, 2014
BEYOND THE DECISIVE MOMENT.
WEEKEND PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
with Jenny Tomlin, assisted by Chloe Kay
at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Henderson, Auckland
10am – 4pm, Sat 8 & Sun 9 March, 2014
FEE: $125 (Includes most materials)
Immerse yourself in the surreal world of pinhole photography in this practical hands-on workshop. Make a pinhole camera from recycled materials and explore the possibilities of this unique medium. Develop your negatives in the darkroom and experiment with a wide range of techniques as you create your photographic prints.
For more information/book a place phone: 09 838 4455 or email: email@example.com
Giant coffee can camera ‘Back Porch’ with giant coffee cam. J Tomlin 2014.