Ephemeral Permanent: An exhibition of Anthotypes and sustainability.

Are you familiar with the Anthotype printing process?  Interested in environmentally friendly printing techniques?  Do you enjoy chance and embracing an unknown outcome determined by the weather?

Anthotypes are fragile unfixed images, they change over time, and are easily destroyed by the very elements that create them.  Our environment is also fragile, it changes constantly of its own accord, and is constantly changed by the whims of humanity.

In 2014 there will be an exhibition and two week residency in Sau Paulo, Brazil using the Anthotype technique.  The project is called Ephemeral Permanent; the aim of the project is to bring New Zealanders and Brazilians together to develop work investigating ideas of sustainability and environmental awareness through everyday social space and relationships

All enquiries to Rosie Horn at rihorn@photogirl.co.nz

Related links:
Rosemary Horn, photographic artist
Brazilian Artist Residency Organiser

Image by Ben Cauchi: Self-Portrait As Artist, 2005

Auckland-born photographer Ben Cauchi has been awarded the 2012 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Artists Residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

The biennial 12-month residency is an opportunity for New Zealand visual artists to work on an approved project, gain professional development, build international networks and help raise awareness of New Zealand visual arts.

Ben’s work employs the 19th century photographic process which creates one-off positives on glass or metal. While resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Ben will work on a project entitled One’s own Grey which will expand on his photographic practice as well as furthering his recent exploration of pre-cinematic technologies. Read more here>>

Article source: Creative New Zealand

Ben Cauchi, the 16th artist in residence at the McCahon House studio has spent the summer months creating a new series of work capturing the bush and surroundings at French Bay – but in no ordinary way. Using the 160 year old wet collodion photographic process, a technique developed just after the daguerreotype, Cauchi presents haunting glass plate images that transport you back in time. Like an alchemist, Cauchi subtly mixes reality and our perception of reality in his carefully observed and recorded works.

His new images of the bush speak of another era, with a distilled, otherworldly appearance. It’s always exciting to see the different ways in which each residency artist interprets the environment at French Bay and Cauchi’s works are truly mesmerizing – an arresting blend of old and new worlds.

Lopdell House Gallery
Corner Titirangi & South Titirangi Roads, Waitakere.
Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4.30pm (except public holidays & during exhibition installs at specified on their website). Admission is free.