Mary Macpherson

The photographs of Mary Macpherson – with a dash of poetry


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The Long View, front and back covers

The Long View

A story of a city, as it re-invents itself for the 21st Century.

My new book is available to purchase.

The book accompanies my show at Photospace Gallery, Wellington 3 May – 3 June 2019. The work was also shown at the Pah Homestead Gallery, Auckland in 2018.

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Written by Mary Macpherson

19/02/2011 at 1:47 am

Review of By Definition and The works of Kevin Capon

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I enjoyed writing about the mind-expanding group show By Definition and The works of Kevin Capon at Sanderson Contemporary, featuring the works of Vivian Cooper Smith, Meighan Ellis, Mish O’Neill and Claudia Dunes and Kevin Capon. Review on the PhotoForum website

Vivian Cooper Smith, Sunset #4, 2012

Written by Mary Macpherson

16/06/2019 at 10:26 am

Interview with Yvonne Shaw

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I had a really interesting time interviewing Yvonne Shaw the winner of this year’s Annual Commission for the Auckland Festival of Photography. Yvonne used the award to set up and photography a psychodrama workshop.

Yvonne Shaw, Auxiliary role, 2019, Auxiliary Movement series

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11/06/2019 at 8:55 pm

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The hallways of love – Meow Gurrrls

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Here’s a great new Meow Gurrrls poem – The hallways of love (after Marie Shannon) by Mary-Jane Duffy.

Especially for lovers of the work of photo-artist Marie Shannon.

Written by Mary Macpherson

03/06/2019 at 11:07 am

New video of The Long View

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The lovely Hans Weston just made this video of the opening for my show The Long View – currently showing at Photospace Gallery, Wellington.

Written by Mary Macpherson

12/05/2019 at 12:21 pm

Janis Freegard’s love poem

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Here’s Janis Freegard’s Meow Gurrrl’s poem When you’re not here

Written by Mary Macpherson

06/05/2019 at 8:26 pm

New Meow poem from Sudha Rao

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This week’s Meow Gurrrls poem is Manuhiri by Sudha Rao. The poem is a reflection on being a migrant to Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Written by Mary Macpherson

28/04/2019 at 11:32 am

Palaces – new poem by Mary Macpherson, the Meow Gurrrls

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Kia ora tātou

It’s my turn this week to be the Meow Gurrrl’s featured poet with my poem Palaces.



This poem was first published on The Spinoff.

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Written by Mary Macpherson

21/04/2019 at 2:19 pm

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