Mary Macpherson  is to have selected Auckland images from the Bent series, at the Gus Fisher Gallery during the PhotoForum History in the Taking exhibition.

6-28 June 2014
Opening (Lower Foyer): Friday 6 June 2014, at 5.30pm
Sat 7 June 2pm: Mary will talk about Wellington PhotoForum history from a personal view and her work Bent.

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Image: Mary Macpherson, ‘Wattle Tree, Auckland’ (from the Bent series)

Mary Macpherson, Bent: Using New Zealand’s trees

Mary Macpherson started photographing trees in about 2011, while completing her Old New World series. Being a person who walks down the road and sees plants as others see houses or cars or people, it seemed to her to be an exciting idea to photograph trees. What lay beneath the surface of the idea?

Working with botanical ecologist Jonathan Kennett has made her aware of the commodity value of trees, and how cultural choices have determined what trees are grown in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Gus Fisher Gallery
The Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland St
Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 923 6646

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm
Closed public holidays

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