Justin Quinnell: Pinhole Photography & Camera Obscura Lectures

UK  photographer Justin Quinnell is giving an illustrated lecture on pinhole photography and camera obscuras as part of his travels through New Zealand and Hong Kong. The talks are open to the public and mostly free. Schedule of dates & venues are listed below.  For further information visit Justin’s website at www.pinholephotography.org



The Pinhole – from Aristotle to the Selfie stick’
New Zealand – Hong Kong Pinhole Lecture Tour – March 9th – April 2nd, 2016

Wednesday 9th March – Christchurch
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Contact maillard.john@gmail.com 

Monday 14th March – Nelson
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Arts Building auditorium.
Contact Kay.VanDyk@nmit.ac.nz

Thursday 17th March – Blenheim
Marlborough Camera Club, St. Mary’s Parish Centre
7.30 pm.
Contact gillianclover60@gmail.com

Friday 18th  March – Wellington
Photospace Gallery
1st floor 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Contact j.gilberd@xtra.co.nz

Saturday 19th March – Levin
Te Takere Community Centre
Contact JoanneD@tetakere.org.nz

Tuesday 22nd March – Auckland
PhotoForum event held at MTG RM
2 Kingsland Tce, Kingsland
All welcome to our free event – as seating is limited please register HERE to reserve your place.
Please direct all  bookings & enquiries  for this Auckland event to PhotoForum.
Contact photoforumnz@gmail.com

Thursday 24th March – Whangarei 
Northtec University
Raumanga Valley Road
Contact  Lisa Clunie lclunie@northtec.ac.nz


Saturday 2nd April
Hong Kong Cultural Centre 10 Salisbury Rd, Kowloon. Function Room 2:00 – 5:00pm
Contact maggiewong@hkipf.org.hk



The Shutter Room, Whangarei: Objects and Reasons – Cathy Tuato’o Ross

Cathy Tuato'o Ross


Objects and Reasons

Painted objects, painted photographs, photographed painted objects … and reasons for giving flowers.

Objects and Reasons, an exhibition of artwork by Cathy Tuato’o Ross, has just returned from Photospace Gallery in Wellington. The images are made using interchanging combinations of drawing, painting and photography, which has resulted in the creation of optical illusions. Conventional still life objects and arrangements are played with, and familiar items such as cups, bowls and flowers are reduced to outlines. The artist says that she grew up loving the oddity of the black and white diagrams (devoid of all visual information but the finest outline), which accompanied glossy photographs in coffee table books, and were intended to tell you what it was you were looking at in the illustration. The Objects series is accompanied by a shockingly vibrant group of painted photographs of bouquets. These are titled by the reason that the bouquet was made – for example, consolation, remorse or condolence.

McNamara Gallery, Whanganui: Derek Henderson

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a change came over the waters

May 9–30* 2014
Reception 5.30 pm Friday 9th May

Click here to see earlier work by this photographer

McNAMARA GALLERY Photography Ltd
190 Wicksteed St. WHANGANUI 4500

Tuesday / Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 3 [often open to 6] or by appointment
* Please check website INFORMATION page for occasional closed days due to travel commitments
06 348 7320 / 027 249 8059 mcnamaraphotogal@xtra.co.nz



Photospace Gallery, Wellington: Kaveh Kardan

Photographs by Kaveh Kardan
Exhibition dates: 14 Dec 2012 -19 Jan 2013 (viewing by appointment 24 Dec – 6 Jan)
Gallery note: this exhibition is more suited to adult viewing

More images from this exhibition can be viewed here

Photospace Gallery
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
T: 04 382 9502  M: 027 444 3899
Open  10am to 4pm Monday-Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday

Closed Sundays, public holidays & during exhibition changeovers

NorthTec’s first exhibition in the new Geoff Wilson Gallery

DECADE 2000-2010

Opens Tuesday 15 November 5pm
Exhibition runs til 26 November 2011

Geoff Wilson Gallery, NorthTec Raumanga Campus, 57 Raumanga Valley Rd, Whangarei
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am to 2pm
Gallery Curator: Vaughan Gunson, email gallery@northtec.ac.nz or mob 021 415 082

Marking the rebirth of the gallery is ‘DECADE 2000-2010’ an exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of ten graduates that have come through NorthTec’s Visual Arts programme over the past ten years. The exhibition will run through until 26 November and is open to the public.

The new Geoff Wilson Gallery is the centrepiece of the Arts Centre being currently being developed at NorthTec.

“The new gallery will be a tremendous asset for NorthTec and the local arts community,” says Gallery Curator, Vaughan Gunson. “It’s definitely one of the best gallery spaces at a tertiary institution anywhere in the country.” Read more>>

Photospace Gallery, Wgtn: Cathy Tuato’o Ross & Ellie Smith

Cathy Tuato’o Ross – The Optimist’s House
Ellie Smith – Clearing

29 Oct – 19 Nov 2011
Preview  Fri 28 Oct 5-7pm

Cathy Tuato’o Ross – The Optimist’s House

Image: Cathy Tuato’o Ross,  A spoon full of sugar

My interest lies in the fine balance between optimism as an expression of hopefulness and optimism as an expression of hopelessness. Optimism is often paired with naivety, dim-wittedness or wilful blindness. But I don’t think it should be. Anyone can be an optimist.

I am a reader. Optimism, realistic or misguided, is a state of mind that colours a narrative. Optimism is often evoked through the use of idiomatic expressions. These worn out words and phrases have provided the starting point for this body of work. Read more>>

Ellie Smith – Clearing

Image: Ellie Smith, Clearing, Whangarei Heads

Something has been cleared for us – what will it show?
Standing on the edge of something new.

When I was a child we spent long days making huts in the pine trees up behind our place. In winter we collected the cones for the fire and every December we decorated a carefully selected branch that would make our house look and smell like Christmas.

As I grew up I learned, in a flip sort of way, to hate the pines with their neat rows spreading over newly bulldozed land. An invasion. Another wave of colonisation replacing the diverse landscapes with monocultural forestry blocks.

Lately I haven’t felt so easy with this dismissal. Read more >>

Photospace Gallery
1st floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Gallery Hours: 11 – 4 Wed to Sat, Mon & Tues by appointment
T: 04 382 9502 / 027 444 3899