Mary Macpherson

The photographs of Mary Macpherson – with a dash of poetry

About

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I am a New Zealand fine arts photographer and poet. This blog features my photographs and other work that interests me.

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One of 95 images from the 17 Days of Shopping series. The full work is in the collection of the Waikato Museum. (Image copyright Mary Macpherson)

Te Teko, Bay of Plenty, from the Old New World series. This picture was a finalist in the Walker and Hall Art Award in 2009. It  features in my book Old New World (Lopdell House Gallery 2012). (Image copyright Mary Macpherson)

A selection from my photographic and poetry CV.

2006 MA in Creative Writing, Victoria University, Wellington

Represented by Photospace Gallery, Wellington

Solo Photographic Exhibitions

2014 Bent, Photospace Gallery, Wellington

2013 Old New World, Millennium Gallery, Blenheim; Forrester Gallery, Oamaru; Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton; Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru

2012 Old New World, Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland; Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

2006 Signs of Texas, Mary Newton Gallery Wellington

2000 17 Days of Shopping, Waikato Museum of Art and History
Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington

1997 Partial View, New Work Studio, Wellington

1995 White Thread, New Work Studio

1993 Wild, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui

1992 Wild, Thirty Three and a Third Gallery, Wellington

1990 Tilting at Nature, (survey show) Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

1989 Safe, Fabrication, Real Pictures Gallery, Auckland

1988 Petone Esplanade, Petone Settlers Musem, Petone

1987 Urban Landscapes, City Gallery, Wellington

1985 Exposures Gallery, Wellington

1983 Galerie Legard, Wellington
Real Pictures, Auckland

1979 PhotoForum mini-gallery, Wellington

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 History in the taking: 40 years of PhotoForum, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2010 TXT: the use of words in New Zealand art, Te Manawa

2009 Finalist Walker and Hall Art Awards, Waiheke Island Art Gallery

2008 Private Park, Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

2007 Existence, Life as Art, Waikato Museum of Art and History

2006 Commodity and Delight, Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui

2005 Pond Life (At Sea series), Mary Newton Gallery, Wellington

2003 Set up (At Sea series), Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington

2001 Fabrication (Fabrication series), Dunedin Art Gallery

1998 BNZ Collection, City Gallery, Wellington

1995 Symbolist Photography (White Thread series), Fisher Gallery, Auckland

1994 Lest We Forget, City Gallery

At Sea

This image is from the’ At Sea’ series. The images which I constructed, and then photographed, explore the relationship between people and the ocean. The photograph above was published in Welcome to the South Seas, by Gregory O’Brien (AUP, 2004). (Image copyright Mary Macpherson)

Publications

Poetry

Millionaire’s Shortbread – joint poetry collection (OUP) 2003

The Inland Eye – (Pemmican Press) 1998

Literary and online journals including: Sport, Landfall, Etchings, Hue and Cry, Trout, JAAM, Snorkel, Turbine etc.

Photography

Bent, Mary Macpherson, 2014

Only God can make a tree, Mary-Jane Duffy, FishHead art column, Feb 2014

Old New World, Lopdell House Gallery, 2012

Coverage of Old New World:

Radio: Interview with Kathryn Ryan on RNZ Nine to Noon.

Stories: North and South (June/July 2012),  Your Weekend (Dominion Post/Stuff, 7 July) and Booknotes - photographs and interview (Autumn/Winter 2012), Takehe ( 77 December 2012) photographs.

Wellington poet Janis Freegard posted this interview on her blog.

Reviews have appeared in the print issues of DPhoto (June/July 2012), NZ Books (Issue 99, Spring 2012), Art News (Spring 2012), Takahe 76 (August 2012), Landfallonline (Oct 2012),  Lumiere Reader, Landscape Architecture NZ (June 2012).

Waterlilies, Mary Macpherson

Waterlilies in painted pond. 1989. This image which was part of a commissioned series, ‘Lower Hutt, two public places’, was published in the 2012 Te Papa diary. The work is in the Te Papa and New Dowse collections. (Image copyright Mary Macpherson)

Te Papa Diary, 2012

Landfall 215, Plant Life portfolio, 2008

NZ Journal of Photography 61, Re-straining Order, essay by Greg Donson, 2006

Into the Light, A History of NZ Photography, Craig Potton 2006

We set out one morning, Works from the BNZ collection, Private Bank 2006

Art News, (Wellington reviews) winter, 2006

Welcome to the South Seas, Auckland University Press 2004

Sport 25, 17 Days of Shopping portfolio, Victoria University Press, Nov 2000

Good Taste, catalogue essay by Tracy Sibson, Waikato Museum of Art and History

New Zealand, A Century of Images, Te Papa Press 1998

Art New Zealand, Dec 1992

Terra Nova magazine, Oct 1991

Tilting at Nature, catalogue, Dowse Art Museum, 1990

Photo-Forum Desk Diary, 1983

Photo-Forum Spring Supplement, 1980

Television

The Edge (interview with Gregory O’Brien), 1993

All images copyright to Mary Macpherson

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Written by Mary Macpherson

19/02/2011 at 1:47 am

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  1. You’re an inspiration :)

    Tara Durdin

    24/01/2012 at 9:39 pm

  2. […] Staveley Anker began her involvement with poetry in her fifties. … During her lifetime three books were published, two by her family and one through McBrearty and Associates, and her work was included in anthologies, including war anthologies and Canterbury-based publications.” — from Landfall Review Online, review by Mary Macpherson. […]

  3. […] Staveley Anker began her involvement with poetry in her fifties. … During her lifetime three books were published, two by her family and one through McBrearty and Associates, and her work was included in anthologies, including war anthologies and Canterbury-based publications.” — from Landfall Review Online, review by Mary Macpherson. […]

  4. […] “Lorna Staveley Anker began her involvement with poetry in her fifties. … During her lifetime three books were published, two by her family and one through McBrearty and Associates, and her work was included in anthologies, including war anthologies and Canterbury-based publications.” — from Landfall Review Online, review by Mary Macpherson. […]


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