Fluid Alchemy
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by PHOTOFORUM STAFF
1w ago
Fluid Alchemy Cathy Carter Föenander Galleries New location: 1 Faraday Street, Parnell Opening Thursday 11 July, 5:30pm Cathy Carter, Waimarama Bathers Fluid Alchemy see's Carter explore the transformative power within found materials, drawing parallels with the ancient practice of alchemy. Inspired by the historical pursuit of transmutation, where base substances were sought to be transformed into precious elements, this exhibition reimagines waste to provide it with new forms. At the heart of this collection are objects salvaged from the high tide: plastics, driftwood and organic objects. E ..read more
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Ten photographs from 2022-23
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by PHOTOFORUM STAFF
1w ago
Ten photographs from 2022-23 Andrew Ross Photospace Gallery 37 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6 July - 3 August 2024 Opening Saturday 6th July, 11.30am-1.30pm Photospace Gallery is proud to have represented Andrew Ross' photography since early 1999. His work is in major public and private collections in NZ. This is a small selection of recent photographs from around Aotearoa - as usual all hand-printed and in handmade frames. The photographs are contact-printed by Andrew in the darkroom, directly from the 8" x 10" negatives to preserve maximum tonal quality and detail.   ..read more
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Marble Art Ltd
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1w ago
Marble Art Ltd Lucien Rizos Photospace Gallery 37 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6 July - 3 August 2024 Opening Saturday 6th July, 11.30am-1.30pm Photospace Gallery is proud to have shown exhibitions by Lucien Rizos since 2007. It's fair to say these exhibitions have taken varied forms ranging from conventional framed black & white photographs to installations of large colour prints, documents and ephemera (like this one), as well as video installation. There are a limited number of 'Marble Arts Ltd' photo books available for sale at the gallery. Marble Art Ltd. was the business es ..read more
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PhotoForum Online Exhibition - Francesca Ayers & Samuel Scully
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1w ago
On Earth we’re briefly gorgeous Francesca Ayers & Samuel Scully PhotoForum Online Exhibition Essay by Matt  Butler for PhotoForum June 2024 Click on either image below for the full exhibition. Francesca Ayers, So therefore I am  Samuel Scully, Going West PhotoForum presents the second in the series of online exhibitions for 2024, featuring the work of emerging and established artists/photographers alongside newly commissioned writing. The second exhibition, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, features the work of Francesca Ayers and Samuel Scully with a screenplay by Matt But ..read more
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Open the Shutter - Video interviews
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by PHOTOFORUM STAFF
2w ago
Open the Shutter - Video interviews - 1994 Interviews with Mark Adams, Rhonda Bosworth, John Carapiet, Jennifer French, Lisa Ganassin, Glenn Jowitt, Billy Lawry, John Lyall, John Miller, Fiona Pardington, Haru Sameshima, Anna Sanderson, Greg Semu, Marie Shannon, Ann Shelton, Neil Trubuhovich Produced and directed by Stu Sontier and Jon Carapiet for PhotoForum, 1994 Digitised and presented here in celebration of PhotoForum’s 50th anniversary. In 1994, PhotoForum presented the exhibition Open the Shutter: Auckland Photographers Now at the Auckland Museum. The exhibition presented the work ..read more
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Tongpop Archetypes
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by PHOTOFORUM STAFF
2w ago
Tongpop Archetypes Telly Tuita New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata Shed 11, 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane, Wellington 13 June - 8 September 2024 Telly Tuita, Tevolo Carmen 1 from Tevolo (Ghost) series, 2023 Telly Tuita’s fascination with portraiture stems from its ability to transform the persona of the sitter to whatever artist wishes to show. Born in Tonga in 1980, Tuita was abandoned by his parents as a baby. The lack of stories and imagery from his early life in Tonga have propelled him to create his performative self-portraits over the past 25 years. Tuita has created his ..read more
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In the Presence of Absence
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2w ago
In the Presence of Absence Kate van der Drift Sanderson Contemporary Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street, Newmarket, Auckland 10 July - 04 August 2024 Kate van der Drift, Nature Writing (Waipā) IV, 2024, Cyanotype toned with peat water on canvas In the Presence of Absence draws from the dense fluidity of Waikato's peat lakes, sites of both ecological richness and historical significance. Formed around 18,000 years ago, the lakes are stained by peat to the colour of tea and host a variety of unique ecosystems. Van der Drift’s artworks act as a series of ‘nature writings’ where the artist creates cyan ..read more
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Blue Field
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by PHOTOFORUM STAFF
2w ago
Blue Field Gavin Hipkins Michael Lett Gallery 312 Karangahape Road, Auckland 26 June - 27 July 2024 Gavin Hipkins, Blue Field (detail) Blue Field is a new project by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Gavin Hipkins. Hundreds of unique cyanotype prints form a constellation of circular shapes within an immersive gridded format. The cyanotype process was invented in the 1840s to reproduce technical drawings and scientific tables. Hipkins’ use of this process extends his camera-less photographic practice. For Blue Field (2022-24), watercolour paper is coated in light-sensitive chemicals then exposed to ..read more
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Thread Between Darkness & Light
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by PHOTOFORUM STAFF
3w ago
Thread Between Darkness & Light Stella Brennan With essays by Dr. Susan Ballard, Dr. Kirsty Baker, Dr. Lissa Mitchell and Dr. Ross Galbreath Published by Rim Books, June 2024 Book launch 2pm Saturday 22 June 2024 Trish Clark Gallery 142 Great North Rd, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland The book launch will include a discussion with artist Stella Brennan, publisher and award-winning photographer Haru Sameshima, founder of Rim Books, and Shaun Higgins, Pictorial Curator at Auckland Museum, and co-editor, with Catherine Hammond, of A Different Light: First Photographs Of Aotearoa, recently published ..read more
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Ki te Kapu o Taku Ringa – In the Palm of My Hand
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Ki te Kapu o Taku Ringa – In the Palm of My Hand Tom Roa and Dr Rodrigo Hill Ōtorohanga Museum 15 Kākāmutu Road, Ōtorohanga 14 June - 16 August 2024 Opening and book launch 14 June, 4pm We warmly invite you to the opening of our exhibition and photobook launch titled Ki te Kapu o Taku Ringa – In the Palm of My Hand at the Ōtorohanga Museum June 14 at 4pm. This line is from King Tawhiao’s ‘Maioha mō Waikato’, composed while he and his Waikato brethren were living with their Maniapoto relations at Whatiwhatihoe and other places in Te Nehenehenui. The exhibition is part of our Waikato University ..read more
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