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:

Giant coffee can camera                              ‘Back Porch’ with giant coffee cam.     J Tomlin 2014.



March 12th, 2013

ROSEBANK is a unique project demonstrating the power of art to build and bind a community. Invited artists collaborate  with the people, schools and businesses of one of Auckland’s oldest communities, Avondale’s Rosebank Rd, to share the stories interconnecting this distinctive place.


An exhibition of maps, texts, artifacts, photographs and moving images from the artwalk on Rosebank Peninsula.

*Preview: 5.00pm Saturday March 16th
Duration: Monday 18 March – Friday 29 March
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm
Snowhite Gallery, Unitec, Building 1, Gate 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert

Artists: Kerryn McMurdo, Darryl Torckler, Brit Bunkley, Nina Patel, Rohan Bush, Kathy Waghorn, Lonnie Hutchinson, The Everyday Collective (Paul Woodruffe, Faye Norman, Ilse Marie Erl, Raewyn Graham), The Roots (Waikare Komene/Martin Leung-wai), Dr Craig Hilton, William Hsu/Nick Spratt, Matthew Bradbury/Grace Warne, John Pusateri, F4 Collective (Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams with William Bardebes), Dr Julieanna Preston, Fiona Jack/Salome Tanuvasa, Janet Lilo, Haru Sameshima, Rachael Allan, David Austin and Pedro Ilgenfritz.

For full details view the Rosebank exhibition pdf

* Preview is part of the Auckland Arts Festival’s White Night programme

ROSEBANK – Artwalk

A free weekend of site-specific art events & installations along Rosebank Rd, Avondale.

WHERE: from Rosebank School to the West End Rowing Club
WHEN: Sat 23 Mar – Sun 24 Mar 10am to 5pm

For full details view the  Rosebank Artwalk pdf


This symposium explores the relationship between place, culture and social/economic development, including relevant narratives from the Rosebank Peninsula.

March 16th
Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae,
Gate 3, Unitec, Carrington Rd
Mt Albert

For full details view the  Rosebank Symposium pdf
Please note the RSVP date for symposium attendance has now passed.

The ROSEBANK Project

February 22nd, 2013


16 – 24 March 2013

Rosebank is a unique project demonstrating the power of art to build and bind a community.  Over 18 artists collaborate with the people and businesses of one of Auckland’s oldest communities, Avondale’s Rosebank Road, to share the stories interconnecting this distinctive place. Culminating with a weekend art walk and community events on Rosebank Road, Rosebank invites you to experience this neighbourhood through new eyes.

Programme of events and map are available here

Curator: Marcus Williams

Rosebank: cultural capital as agency – a free public symposium
WHEN Sat 16 Mar 9.30am to 5pm
WHERE Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, Unitec

Rosebank: artifacts of place – an exhibition
WHEN Mon 18 Mar – Mon 29 Mar
WHERE Snowhite Gallery
Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm

Rosebank Art Walk
WHEN Sat 23 Mar – Sun 24 Mar
10am to 5pm
WHERE Rosebank Road

Related links:
Snowhite Gallery, Unitec
Auckland Arts Festival

Here’s the latest project by NZ photographer Davina Monds. Great to see Mr Mark Adams modelling the analogue camera inspired merchandise….very appropriate! All enquiries should be directed to Davina Monds

International Photographic Conservators Meeting, Wellington
11 – 15 February 2013

The event will be a joint meeting of the world’s two leading photographic materials groups from the International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) and the American Institute from Conservation (AIC).

These two groups represent the greatest number of countries and people who are doing the most varied work in photographs conservation. They include conservators in private practice as well those employed in the world’s most varied museums, libraries, archives and heritage collection institutions. A number of conservation research scientists also attend these meetings.

It will be the first time either group has met in the southern hemisphere and the opportunity to meet together in Wellington is unique. The meeting will build on established ties between NZ and the international conservation community and will be of particular value to curators and collection managers as well as conservators. The contacts we develop, and the networking that arises from the event will enable more opportunities for exchange of ideas, advice, internships, or fellowships.

Three days will be for the conference and two days for workshops/tours.

Further background information (along with links) can be found on the McNamara Gallery newspage (scroll down to relevant article)

Registration will open in early October or sooner, and the registration form and information will be available via the official conference website

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

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

Image© Richard Mahoney & Kristina Pickford: Cranmer Court, South West Corner

Since December 2011, photographer Richard Mahoney has been working (alongside Kristina Pickford – Heritage Adviser & CEHBF Fundraising Committee Member)  on an ongoing project to produce images for the Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund campaign. The Trust was formed in late 2010 to provide financial assistance to owners of ‘Qualifying Heritage Buildings’ so that the precious few heritage buildings which remain after the earthquakes and which are feasible to repair, might be saved.

Mahoney was given considerable freedom to produce photographic works that communicate what he considers “valuable” about these buildings. A notable feature of the newly created CEHBF website  and the ongoing funding campaign, is that all of the new imagery is based on large format, 4×5 colour and black & white sheet film.

View Richard’s photographs as featured on the CEHBF website
Additional images from this project  can be found (via his personal website)  HERE

Those interested in donating to the Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Buildings Fund can find details, by visiting THIS PAGE

Afghan Box Camera Project

February 21st, 2012

Here’s an interesting photography project as recently featured on  Aperture Foundation’s Facebook page:


‘As of June 2011 Afghanistan is one of the last places on earth where photographers continue to use a simple type of instant camera called the kamra-e-faoree for means of making a living. The hand-made wooden camera is both camera and darkroom in one and generations of Afghans have had their portraits taken with it, usually for identity photographs. At one stage it was even outlawed when former rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban, banned photography, forcing photographers to hide or destroy their tools.

The aim of the Afghan Box Camera Project is to provide a record of the kamra-e-faoree which as a living form of photography is on the brink of disappearing in Afghanistan. To this end you will find instructions on how to use and build a kamra-e-faoree, general background information on the camera and photography in Afghanistan, a variety of photo-galleries and photographer portfolios, and links to resources – as well a big thank you to all of those kind folk who helped us along the way. We also delve just a little into large format photography in Afghanistan and hand-coloured portraits.’


Check out their 2012 update including fundraising efforts here>>


Saturday, November 26th

Doors open at 10:30am and close at 3:30pm
White Studios, 30 Burleigh Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

The AIPA GearFest is an annual event where photographers can check out all the latest and greatest photographic equipment and accessories from New Zealand’s leading suppliers.

Come along and test the best new gear from…

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Leaf, Olympus, Sandisk, Bowens, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Profoto, Phase One, PhotoFlex, Manfrotto, Pocket Wizard, Gitzo, Tamron, Lowepro, Enlight (Orbis & Frio), LensBaby, Think Tank, Gary Fong, and more


PhotoForum and Rim Books are sharing a book stall at the upcoming End of Year Fair. We hope you and your friends can make it along to this fun event.  ST PAUL St Gallery (AUT) organisers have brought together a great mix of ‘many things creative’ so there’s sure to be something of interest for everyone…including performances, excellent coffee and of course our great selection of books!  We look forward to meeting you there.

For further info and to share this event visit the: End of Year Fair facebook pageEventfinder listing