OLD NEW WORLD by Mary Macpherson
Exhibition 15 June – 5 August 2012
Opening Thursday 14 June, 6pm

Lopdell House Gallery
418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland
Open daily 10am – 4.30pm
(except public holidays & during exhibition installs)
Ph 817 8087

Old New World cover: Queenstown, Otago, 2010, Image © Mary Macpherson. Design: Lesley Smith.


A photographic study of the changing face of small town New Zealand.

With a keen eye for detail and irony, Wellington poet and photographer, Mary Macpherson has spent seven years travelling around the country documenting the changing face of small town New Zealand. This has culminated in an intriguing exhibition of 46 colour photographs along with a significant new book of New Zealand photography, entitled Old New World.

Lopdell House Gallery is proud to be the publishers of Mary’s book and will be touring her exhibition to regional art galleries across the country over the coming years.

The striking colour photographs feature buildings, houses, statues and murals to tell the story of a shift from the remains of the traditional New Zealand of the 1950s and 60s to places of boom and prosperity that look very different to our remembered past. Read the full article (including info on book sales) HERE

Publication info:
June 2012 publication date
ISBN: 978-0-9876597-1-2
29.5cm x 25cm
96 pages
Full colour illustrations
Retail: $50
Introduction and interview by Gregory O’Brien

Article source: Lopdell House Gallery
Visit Mary Macpherson’s Blog
Related link: Auckland Festival of Photography 2012

Listen to Mary Macpherson on Radio New Zealand (Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan) here
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Editor’s note: Old New World is also PhotoForum’s feature publication for this current membership year. Details about joining PhotoForum can be found here

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