Mary Macpherson page on new website
New book by Mary Macpherson -
Old New World
Signed copies of this book are now available from Photospace Gallery.
Hardback, 29.5cm x 25cm, 96 pages, full colour illustrations.
Introduction and interview by Gregory O’Brien.
RRP $50.00 - ISBN 978-0-9876597-1-2, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, 2012
Radio New Zealand interview with Mary Macpherson, 12th June 2012
NEWS: Old New World will now be exhibited at The Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, running from 8th December 2012 to 10th February 2013.
Mary Macpherson is a Wellington-based photographer with a career of more than 30 years exhibiting and publishing photographs.
Her exhibitions span dealer and public galleries throughout New Zealand and her work is held in corporate and public collections including
Te Papa Tongarewa, the Sarjeant Art Gallery and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, among others.
Her work emphasises projects that explore social and philosophic ideas. Series such as 17 Days of Shopping and Plant Life have been
published in Sport and Landfall magazines, respectively.
Her latest work is Old New World, a book (pub. Lopdell House Gallery, 2012) and touring exhibition about change in New Zealand society,
seen in small towns throughout the country.
The 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.
A focus on iconography about New Zealand's identity and multiple narratives about the possible future of small towns are also part of
Prints from the 62 image Old New World series are available from Photospace Gallery, as well as signed copies of the book.
The work is printed on 308gsm Hahnemuhle photorag rag paper using Epsom K3 Ultrachrome inks. Prints are available in limited
editions of A2 and A3 sizes.
Enquiries about the images or publication to
Waterlilies in painted pond, from Lower Hutt, Two Public Places
From At Sea
For more information about Mary's practice please visit her blog: http://marymacphoto.wordpress.com
Street and postal address:
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place
ph/fax: 64-4-382 9502
Mobile: 027 444 3899
Director: James Gilberd
j.gilberd at xtra.co.nz
All material ©Mary Macpherson and Photospace Gallery, 2012