The gallery will be closed from 23rd March for an indefinite period. All programmed exhibitions will be put on hold for rescheduling in future. Please contact James Gilberd by email or by text on 027 444 3899
OK, I've put up a selection of 12 photos in the Photospace Gallery office. They are new photos of discarded cigarette packets, taken on my cellphone camera during Jan-Feb. this year, so they're not in the book. The prints are available in a limited edition of 5 - printed by Gilli Craig Inkling Ltd Instagram - of.other.space
If you'd like a wall print of any photo in the book, I'll get it printed for you (still limited edition of 5).
I've finally got this book together. It is now available from Photospace Gallery for $59.00.
I'll be providing some copies for the PhotoBook New Zealand event on Saturday 7th March and you'll be able to buy them from the PhotoForum NZ table (Jan Young has kindly offered to display it, as I won't be running a Photospace table this time around).
Photospace Gallery books page
Photobook NZ site
ODT article on new cigarette packaging, 14 March 2018
This coverage of Mouths of Illusion - Beyond the Machine appeared in the Dominion Post, A12, 29th February 2020. Nick Frost talks about the death earlier this week of his friend and artistic collaborator Nicholas Kealey.
Here's a link to the Stuff article, which has a different title (of course).
You may not find this info in the article - so...
'Mouths of Illusion - Beyond the Machine' is showing at Photospace, 1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington, from 10am to 10pm till 15th March. Admission is free.
review in Theatreview.org.nz
'Falling Shadows' - Airini Beautrais, Christine McFetridge, Virginia Woods-Jack - 6 March-25 April 2020 at Photospace Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
UPDATE - 23rd March 2020: Now that New Zealand has gone to Alert level 3 against Covid-19, Photospace Gallery is closed for an indefinite period. All future programmed exhibitions have been put on hold for rescheduling.
Contact James Gilberd by email or by text on 027 444 3899
Airini Beautrais, Christine McFetridge and Virginia Woods-Jack
Falling Shadows brings together photography and poetry that responds to a collective interest in belonging, familial identity and memory. And in recording those closest to them, the artists explore how personal narratives can overlap.
McFetridge’s photographs aim to rediscover her late-grandfather, Colin Coutts, through his garden and by borrowing from a series of images taken by him. Woods-Jack considers the complexities of growing up through the perspectives of her children with pictures from Even while you watch I am fleeting and a selection from her archive of work made as a teenager.
Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark, writes Rebecca Solnit, That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go. Everything is temporary here; and, though still, these quiet works are symbols of passing time.
A limited-edition photobook published by Bad News Books will be available, featuring poetry by Airini Beautrais.
Airini Beautrais is a writer and teacher based in Whanganui. She writes poetry, short fiction, essays and criticism. Her work has appeared in a range of journals and anthologies in NZ and elsewhere. Her first book Secret Heart was named Best First Book of Poetry in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2007; it was followed by Western Line (2001), Dear Neil Roberts (2013) and Flow: Whanganui River Poems (2017).
Christine McFetridge is a photographer and writer represented by M.33, Melbourne. Influenced by Roland Barthes' evocation of a winter garden in Camera Lucida, the ideas of seeking out familiarity after a traumatic event and tensions between absence and presence are ongoing areas of research and interest in her work, particularly following her experience of the Ōtautahi/Christchurch earthquakes. Solo exhibitions include Citizens of the Park, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Naarm/Melbourne (2018) and The Winter Garden, Trocadero Art Space, Naarm/Melbourne (2017) and In Situ Photo Project, Ōtautahi/Christchurch (2017). In 2018, The Winter Garden was published as a limited edition photobook by M.33 and Bad News Books with support from Creative New Zealand. She is currently an MFA by Research candidate at RMIT University and a founding member of Women in Photography NZ & AU.
Virginia Woods-Jack studied photography at the University of Creative Arts, England (1995-1998) and holds a Masters of Fine Art with distinction from CoCA at Massey University (2009).
British born, Woods-Jack has lived in Wellington for the last 16 years creating bodies of work where notions of time, place, memory and personal experience and how we experience the photographic image are recurring themes. She’s been commissioned to produce images for international publications including Harpers NY and TIME magazine and has exhibited at The City Gallery, The NZ Portrait Gallery, The Engine Room, Enjoy Gallery, The Month of Photography Los Angeles, Rencontre Arles and The Auckland Festival of Photography amongst others. She has also been a finalist in the NZ Contemporary Art Award.
Woods-Jack is an avid fan of the photobook and has self-published 4 handmade books to date with 2 more publications being released in 2020.
She is also the founder of Women in Photography NZ and AU.
Photography Matters II