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.

Read a review of The Long View

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19/02/2011 at 1:47 am

Peter Black photo offer – support poetry!

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Next month my first poetry collection is being published by The Cuba Press, which is pretty exciting. I’m thrilled that Peter Black has given me this gorgeous photograph for the front cover (from his Motel Life series)

To help fund the book we’re making a limited edition offer of the print of Peter’s work. A3, printed on 308gsm Hahnemuhle Photorag paper at a very attractive price. An opportunity to acquire a work by a noted New Zealand artist. Details and contact on my website.

And the name of my book – ‘Social Media’.

Photo: Peter Black

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20/09/2019 at 9:27 am

Poetry progress

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Spent part of yesterday at Wellington’s new library space proofing my upcoming poetry collection. Reading it in book form made it seem ‘nearly real’.

I brought a new red pen for the occasion!

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14/09/2019 at 2:33 pm

‘Basket of Seeds’ – Meow Gurrrls poem of the week

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Here’s ‘Basket of Seeds’ by Sudha Rao.

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05/08/2019 at 8:14 pm

‘Timing’ by Abra Sandi King – Meow Gurrrls

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Great ‘Timing’ by Meow Gurrrl Abra Sandi King with this week’s poem

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21/07/2019 at 11:24 am

On being unwilling to click, I forgot my password

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This week it’s my turn to to be the Meow Gurrrls’ poet.


On July 7 the Meow Gurrrls are appearing in person at Wairarapa Word in Carterton – if you’re in the neighbourhood, do come along.

(If you like what we’re doing, we’d love a like or subscription to our You Tube channel)

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22/06/2019 at 11:11 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

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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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