Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland: ‘Flying Carpet’ group exhibition


Flying Carpet 

Runs until Saturday 23 December at 3pm.

ANNA MILES GALLERY
10/30 Upper Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 11-3 and/or anytime by appointment (phone 021 471047)
www.annamilesgallery.com

The current exhibition – Flying Carpet is an end of year cornucopia complete with works from 1979 to 2017; vintage photographs, watercolours, jewels made of muka lace, paintings, limited edition artists’ books and agateware teapots. Artists are Adrienne Vaughan, Joanna Campbell & Rowan Panther, Vita Cochran, Octavia Cook, Cat Fooks, Allan McDonald, Solomon Mortimer & Zahra Killeen-Chance, Amelia Pascoe, Lucien Rizos, Kate Small, Richard Stratton, Amber Wilson.

As part of the exhibition we launched Solomon Mortimer and Zahra Killeen-Chance’s new book, Many things were not in the fantasy. Made in Taipei, during Zahra’s residency there earlier this year, the book is pocket size with a discreet navy blue leatherette cover. Set within are 200 pages documenting three years since Mortimer and Killeen-Chance first surveyed their romance in another small book made in Taipei, When the sun sets your eyes change colour (I hope this is true). Many portraits feature, from the tender to the hilarious –  . . . and many dressing gowns.
Available from the Gallery, $50 a copy. To reserve a copy call Anna 021 471047

The exhibition also includes 2 recent Allan McDonald publications, Carbon Empire (2017) and Between the silence and the flame (2016) and  5 vintage photographs from the period of Lucien Rizos’ A man walks out of a bar: New Zealand photographs 1979-1982.


Installation image by Sam Hartnett.

From Many things were not in the fantasy book by Solomon Mortimer & Zahra Killeen-Chance.

From Many things were not in the fantasy book by Solomon Mortimer & Zahra Killeen-Chance.

Installation image by Sam Hartnett (of Lucien Rizos photographic prints).

 


Image by Lucien Rizos, Cafe Invercargill, 1982.

 

‘Real Pictures: Imaging XX’ curated by Nina Seja.

We are very excited to be involved with the exhibition ‘Real Pictures: Imaging XX’ curated by Nina Seja, opening at the Gus Fisher Gallery this Friday 2 June. PhotoForum is publishing the catalogue as PhotoForum issue number 88, which will be distributed to PhotoForum members and be available for sale at the gallery.
Dr Seja wrote the detailed history of PhotoForum ‘PhotoForum at 40’, and it is a pleasure to be collaborating with her again on this project, presenting work by five artists associated with the hugely influential photography gallery and laboratory Real Pictures, which operated in Auckland from 1979 to 1990.

Geoffrey H. Short
Director, PhotoForum Inc.
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Catalogue for the exhibition ‘Real Pictures: Imaging XX’ at the Gus Fisher Gallery, 2 – 30 June. Exhibiting artists Sue Gee, Megan Jenkinson, Marie Shannon, Deborah Smith and Jenny Tomlin. Curated by Nina Seja in association with PhotoForum.


Jenny Tomlin, ‘Sedge, Windy Point, Whatipu, 1985’. From the series ‘The Well Kept Wilderness’.

Poster for the exhibition ‘Photographs by Marie Shannon’, Real Pictures, 1985. Image: ‘Waiting for the Tide’ 1985.


Megan Jenkinson, ‘Hand to Hand II’ 1985, Cibachrome collage.


Deborah Smith, ‘The Pursuit of Game (VIII)’ 1988.


Sue Gee, from ‘Chinese Ties’, 1983.

Publication for sale: Aceh Revives by Noel Trustrum

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Author: Dr Noel Trustrum
Published by Saritaksu Editions, Bali

Book Specifications:
Size 28 x 24cm, 200 pages of contents
Approx. 130 full colour images
Hard-cover English launch August 2014
Hard-cover & Soft-cover Indonesian launch December 2014

A commemorative photo book

Celebrating the amazing spirit, resilience and achievements in Aceh, Indonesia since the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2004 that decimated so many coastal communities, in print.

The photographer, Dr Noel Trustrum had the opportunity to work alongside the many people and organisations that contributed to the relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts in Aceh directly after the tsunami, and has since returned to further document the recovery.

The bravery of the local people, many of whom lost their entire families and belongings, left such a strong impression with Noel that he published a small book “SCARS: Life after the Aceh Tsunami”, featuring a time-sequence of photographs depicting landscapes, people and the journey from desolation to recovery during a nine month period following the Tsunami. Noel and his team have researched a number of powerful untold stories and interviewed key people involved in the recovery process for this photo book highlighting the resilience of the people and lessons learnt.

Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, founder of Indonesia’s BRR Institute (for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction), endorses this publication.

A compilation of images and inspirational stories
Working closely with Saritaksu Editions, a publisher based in Bali we have created a book that gives a voice to the photos and enables the Acehnese people, survivors and those involved in the recovery to tell their own story.

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Book price NZ$60 (plus postage).
Email:
info@tenikau.co.nz

 


 

New Publication by Peter Alsop: Hand-coloured New Zealand

In this beautiful publication, Peter Alsop celebrates the iconic photography of Whites Aviation.

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Hand-coloured New Zealand
The Photographs of Whites Aviation

Author: Peter Alsop
Format: Hardback with jacket
Pages: 408
Size: 305 x 276mm
Publication date: November 2016
Publisher: Potton and Burton
ISBN: 9780947503154

Every single photo coloured by hand? Using cotton wool? Yes, such was the era of hand-coloured photography – a painting and photograph in one – the way you got a high-quality colour photo before colour photography became mainstream.

Some of New Zealand’s best hand-coloured photos were produced by Whites Aviation from 1945. For over 40 years, the glorious scenic vistas were a sensation, adorning offices and lounges around the land; patriotic statements within New Zealand’s emerging visual arts. Now, despite massive changes in society and photography, the stunning scenes and subtle tones still enchant, as coveted collectibles; decorations on screen; and as respected pieces of photographic art.

But, until now, the inspirational story has not been told; nor have the full stories of Leo White (company founder); Clyde Stewart (chief photographer and head of colouring); and the mission-critical ‘colouring girls’.  Hand-Coloured New Zealand also presents New Zealand’s first published collection of hand-coloured photography, and the most extensive published collection of such photography in the world. MORE

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To help the book get off to a good start,  a pre-release discount of 20% off and free postage in New Zealand is being offered (Use Coupon code WHITES). Ordering is through the publishers site, and will be dispatched immediately on arrival in October.

To coincide with the publication release, Peter Alsop and Greg Wood have co-directed The Colourist – a charming three minute doco featuring Whites Aviation ‘colourist girl’ Grace Rawson, (now in her eighties). The short film is well worth viewing. You can watch it HERE.

 

Judging Panel announced for New Zealand Photobook of the Year

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Update:

The expert photography, publishing, design panel for the New Zealand Photobook of the Year has now been announced. The panel is:

Judging panel chair: David Cook, Photobook NZ committee member, lecturer Massey University

Harvey Benge, photographer, publisher
Paul McNamara, Director of McNamara Gallery Photography
Geoffrey H Short, Director PhotoForum NZ
Anna Brown, Director of Open Lab, Massey University.

There’s cash and credit prizes valued at $10,500 to be won across in three categories:

Self published Photobook of the Year
Trade published Photobook of the Year
People’s choice Photobook of the Year

Entry is free and for those printing their entry with Momento Pro there’s a 40% discount on book prints

Entries close 8 Feb 2016. 
All you need is a print photobook published in the last two years …

www.photobookoftheyear.co.nz


Book your space at Photobook New Zealand

One of the highlights of Photobook New Zealand will be the bookfair, starting at the launch party on Friday 11 March 2016 and continuing on Saturday 12 March.

The book fair is a great opportunity to showcase your publications – print or electronic –  to a wide range of interested people, make sales and network with others. We want to show a wide range of excellent, innovative New Zealand and international photobook publishing, and welcome bookings and inquiries.

To answer a question we were asked recently – it’s also fine to book a space just to show your work, rather than sell it.

There are flexible options for configuring spaces and we’ve done our best to keep prices affordable.

Bookings close on 14 February 2016 or when all spaces are booked. Spaces are filling, so don’t delay.


CNZ grant

The Photobook New Zealand team was delighted to learn that we’ve received a Creative New Zealand grant for our event. Combined with our generous sponsorship from Momento Pro and funding from our wonderful Boosted supporters, we have the budget to realise New Zealand’s first Photobook event as we intend it. We’re looking forward to sharing the awards, the bookfair and the great programme of speakers and panels with you, and others interested in the arts.

If you know anyone or any organisation who’d be interested in entering the awards, being part of the book fair or just coming to the event, please share this information.

Momento Pro is the sponsor of the New Zealand Photobook of the Year Awards and Photobook New Zealand

New publication by Jocelyn Carlin: ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’

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Jocelyn Carlin’s new book ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ was launched last Thursday (3rd Dec. 2015). It has been selected as the PhotoForum subscriber publication for the 2016-17 year, but if you plan to join or re-join next year, and would like to get your copy of Jocelyn’s excellent book this month, you are welcome to subscribe early. The new standard subscription rate for 2016-17 is NZ$85.00, for which you will receive ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ and two issues of PhotoForum MoMento magazine. Email us at photoforumnz@gmail.com to take up this offer.

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