OLD NEW WORLD by Mary Macpherson
Exhibition 15 June – 5 August 2012
Opening Thursday 14 June, 6pm
OLD NEW WORLD
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
June 2012 publication date
29.5cm x 25cm
Full colour illustrations
Introduction and interview by Gregory O’Brien
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