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October 2011: Opening Invitation Email List:
If you were once receiving email invitations but haven't had one for a while, it's probably because you didn't RSVP to be included in the updated list.
(I do this every year or two, to ensure emails are going to people who actually want to receive them.)
So please email in and I'll put you on the new invitation list.
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Escape the rugby mania over Labour Weekend with this inspirational photography workshop by Peter Black and James Gilberd:
Peter Black workshop - Getting inspiration: developing a body of work
19/8/2011: New book by Peter Black -
"I loved you the moment I saw you"
"In eighty-two brilliant, disturbing, and compassionate photographs, extended as if across the time it takes for a baby to wake up and recognise the
grandfather who is waiting with the child to cross a busy, dangerous street, Peter Black has composed one of the great photo-portraits of our time.
A digital flâneur on high alert crisscrossing the complex urban landscape, Black has seen and loved the tender, sad, and often humorous details of life
lived moment by moment on the streets of his home city."
- Ian Wedde.
Since 2005, Wellington photographer Peter Black has been working exclusively in colour, and printing his own archival pigment prints at around A2-size.
These photos portray life and the human condition, using the streets of Wellington, New Zealand as a stage. The photos are not posed, directed or manipulated in any way.
The sequencing of images in the book is almost cinematic, working back to Black's early influences; notably Robert Frank's seminal publication 'The Americans'. Digital
photography and contemporary use of colour plant Peter Black firmly in the 21st century, though, and this landmark publication restates his position as New Zealand's leading exponent of street photography.
The book is available from Unity Books, Willis St, Wellington, other fine booksellers, & Photospace Gallery. Hardcover, 82 plates, essay by Ian Wedde - RRP $60.00 - ISBN 9780864736598
Posted August 2011:
21st August SUNDAY ARVO SESSION at Photospace Gallery:
Bad Pharmer, Neighbourhood Cat, The Hipper Critters
Kickoff: 3pm sharpish, winding up at 5.30pm-ish.
Koha admission. There is limited audience space.
This will be an "intimate" gig, not too loud.
Posted July 2011:
Ever heard of the musical genre Jazz-punk?
17th July SUNDAY ARVO SESSION at Photospace Gallery:
The HIPPER CRITTERS, with APRIL FISH
Kickoff: 3pm sharp, winding up at 5.30pm. April Fish will be on first, and The Hipper Critters will play from 4pm-5.30pm.
Koha admission. There is limited audience space. This will be an "intimate" gig, not too loud.
The Hipper Critters are: Bruce Mahalski - vox (speaks in tune, more or less),
John Costa - Warr guitar (2 instruments in one - clever chap), Katie Morton - keyboards (one of the three proper musicians in this band),
Michael Hall - sax (our latest addition), James Gilberd - drums (beardy-weirdy ghost buster).
April Fish are: Katie & John (as above)
Posted July 7th 2011:
www.f11magazine.com - f11 Magazine is a new NZ online photography publication. Issue 1,
launched July 2011, features works by Wellington photographers Chris Coad and Nick Servian.
Posted June 2011:
Southland 2010 Photographs by Andrew Ross at the Eastern Southland Gallery from 18th June to 24th July, 2011.
Eastern Southland Gallery,
Cnr Hokonui Drive and Norfolk Street, PO Box 305, Gore.
Phone 03 208 9907.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm, weekends and public holidays 1pm-4pm.
Right: Mataura Island Hall, Southland, 2010
Posted 15th April 2011:
Banner ad for I last saw you there - Wellington City Gallery
I last saw you there is a retrospective exhibition of photographs by Andrew Ross, curated by Abby Cunnane, showing at the Hirshfeld Gallery (upstairs, Wellington
City Gallery in Civic Square) from Saturday 16th April till 15th May, 2011.
There is a small exhibition of recent photographs by Andrew Ross at Photospace Gallery from 19th April-2nd May.
Posted 24th February 2011:
LUCIEN RIZOS BOOK LAUNCH
A Man Walks Out of a Bar -
New Zealand Photographs 1979-1982
by Lucien Rizos
Photographs: Lucien Rizos,
with essays by Ian Wedde,
Release date: 17th March, 6pm at Unity Books, Willis St, Wellington.
Retails for $45.00.
Some vintage silver-gelatin prints and recent, limited edition pigment prints are available. Print sales will be handled by Photospace Gallery.
See more of Lucien's work here on the Photospace Gallery site.
Peter Ireland's S'kite review
NZ Listener review
Posted: 29th September 2010: ANDREW ROSS at SARJEANT GALLERY, WHANGANUI
Round & About : 72 Photographic Studies by Andrew Ross, Sarjeant Gallery, Queen's Park, Whanganui
18 September - 12 December, 2010.
Andrew Ross was the Tylee Cottage Artist in Residence in the first half of 2009 and this body of work was generated in that period.
Andrew's work will also be exhibited at Photospace Gallery in December this year, the exhibition featuring some of his other Whanganui
images as well as recent works.
Posted: 10th September 2010: Earthquake relief donations
View all photos - Heinz Sobiecki exhibition catalogue
Our hearts and minds are with the people of Canterbury who are still suffering from a destructive earthquake that hit at 4.35am on Saturday 4th September.
Aftershocks continue to cause damage and fray nerves.
If you pruchase a photograph from the current Photospace Gallery exhibition by Heinz Sobiecki,
10% of the sale price will be donated to the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund (or you can nominate another similar fund).
The photographs in the exhibition are professionally framed, vintage black & white prints made by Heinz, and each print is a one-off original.
The price range is NZ$950 to $1750.
www.redcross.org.nz/donate - or just make a donation online.
Posted: 09 July 2010:
Birgit Kripner's Photospace exhibition covered by TV3 Nightline:
The photographs were taken mostly in New York City, where Birgit lived for eight years. Now a resident of New Zealand, the balance of the images were taken here.
There is also one from Los Angeles, a self portrait taken in trhe restaurant that was used as a location for the robbery scene in the
movie Pulp Fiction. This is the signature image for the exhibition, even though it was taken en route from NYC to NZ.
The photographs were taken using a Leica M9 digital camera, and Birgit has just been confirmed to appear in the Leica Gallery in Paris in September 2010.
"Scenes in Maoriland" opens at Mahara Gallery on Waitangi Day
From Murray Lloyd: just letting you know Scenes in Maoriland will be opening on Waitangi Day 6th February at the Mahara Gallery in Waikanae. The opening is from 2-4pm and the exhibition will run until February 21st.
The gallery is at 20 Mahara Place and there will be a group exhibition of Paekakariki artists opening at the same time. Ph.
Posted 14th December 2009:
New Lightbox Exhibition on Courtenay Place
Three Stories Up by Wellington photographer Gabrielle McKone is the new exhibition opening in the lightboxes on
Courtenay Place, outside the St James Theatre. The exhibition opens on Monday evening, 21st December, and will run for six months.
The exhibition is proudly sponsored by the Wellington City Council's Public Arts Fund.
The photographs were all taken in Wellington within the period 2007-2009 by Gabrielle McKone. She used a digital camera in a shoot-from-the-hip style; that
is, not using the viewfinder or screen to compose the photo but rather pointing the camera approximately at the subject and letting chance play a part.
Since 2007, Gabrielle has been posting a daily photo on her website www.gabriellemckone.com
and these images have form the basis of the lightbox exhibition. James Gilberd of Photospace Gallery (as curator) and Gabrielle worked
together on the selection and grouping of the triptyches, with input from Mark Amery & Katie Duke.
The photos shown here were mocked up for the exhibition proposal, so do not show the exhibition as it exists. It will be installed over the weekend.
Posted 27th November 2009:
Photospace/Siren Deluxe review
by Mark Amery
This review of NZ Bound appeared in Mark Amery's arts review column in The Dominion Post, 25/11/09 and on The Big Idea website.
It's nice to have a public pat on the back from time to time. Cheers Mark!
The Big Idea review posting.
Posted 25th November 2009:
Siren Deluxe appears on TV3 Nightline with NZ Bound
The interview by Tova O'Brien takes place at Photospace Gallery during the exhibition NZ Bound. The second
location is Siren's home. Thanks Tova, and Billy on the camera.
Link to TV interview
Posted 13 November 2009:
The 2009 Peter Turner Memorial Lecture
The Photographic Medium in a Post Medium Age
by Professor Anne Marsh, Monash University, Melbourne.
Saturday 21st November, 5pm
Massey University Museum bldg, theatrette 10A02
(the old Dominion Museum, basement)
RSVP essential: You will have to rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Wednesday 18th November. Put "Anne Marsh" in the subject line.
Posted 22 October 2009:
The Blue Room exhibition shows in Wellington
The paranormal-themed art exhibition, curated by Wellington artist Pippa Sanderson, is showing at The Film Archive, corner Taranaki/Ghuznee
streets, until 21st November.
The exhibition includes photographic works by Pippa Sanderson and Louise Clifton, among others.
TV3's Tova O'Brien covered the exhibition and interviewed Pippa last night on Nightline:
TV3 Nightline video clip
- exhibition info page
for The Blue Room.
Posted 15-10-09: 2 new exhibitions at Photospace Gallery
16th Oct - 7th Nov 2009
- Building Sites
- Te Awamutu through Kihikihi
Posted: 6-10-09: Photography Student Exhibitions in Wellington
- Ossia - an exhibition of alternative routes through contempory art
October 4th-9th, 10am-4pm, Photospace Studio B, L.2, 27 Dixon St (above Avis Rentals)
- Bricolage - Courtney Scott, Aimee Kelly, Laura Crombie
October 14th-16th, 10am-2pm, 1/318 Tinakori Rd
- Moments - The density of replication - Monique MacFarlane
October 14th-18th, DAF 106 Gallery, 106 Aro St, Te Aro
- Model.Gender - Zoe de Boehmier
8th October - 1st November, Rex Royale, 106 Cuba St
Posted: 29-9-09: MURRAY LLOYD - Scenes in Maoriland
October 10th - 30th, 2009, McNamara Gallery Photography
190 Wicksteed St, Wanganui, NZ.
Hours: Tuesday / Wednesday - Saturday 11-3
[often open to 6] or by appointment
06 348 7320, 027 249 8059, website:
Posted 22/9/09: Wayne Barrar - public lecture at Massey University
Date: Thursday 15th October 2009
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: 10A02 Theatrette, Massey Wellington campus.
"Uncertain borders: repositioning photography of landscape change."
I'm not going to trot out the whole speil that came with the invite letter, just that if you're interested in the relationship between
landscape photography, the environment and environmental issues, and/or you're a follower of Wayne Barrar's Topographic-style large format
photography, then this is a must.
The lecture part of the Massey University Public Lecture Series, 2009.
Posted 18 /9/09: 2010 Wellington Festival of Photography!
There will be an open meeting on Tuesday 29th Sept, 7.30pm
at Level 1, Exchange Place, 5-7 Willis St, Wellington.
Jenny O'Connor is convening the meeting, as it was all her idea.
Anyone who has something to contribute to the proposed festival: ideas, organisational skills, sponsorship,
facilities or whatever is welcome to attend.
I will be using the blog www.photographymatters.com to provide a stream of info
as to progress of the Wellington Photography Festival.
An exhibition of Massey University Photography graduate work at
St James Theatre upstairs gallery,
Courtenay Place Wellington.
24th September to 1st October 2009.
Exhibition opening review posted on www.photographymatters.com
Test photo for searching, by D.Z.
©2009 by photospace, Wellington/NZ