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 now available to purchase.

The book accompanies my show at the TSB Wallace Arts Trust, Pah Homestead 29 May – 22 July, 2018.

Read a review of The Long View

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Written by Mary Macpherson

19/02/2011 at 1:47 am

Ode to the Remutakas

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Meow Gurrrl Abra Sandi King with her poem With the blackbirds written from her days as a Hutt Valley gurrrl.

The Meow Gurrls are a group of Wellington women writers on You Tube – if you like what we’re doing, we’d love you to subscribe to our channel or gave us a like!

Written by Mary Macpherson

28/02/2019 at 10:43 am

Short meows

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The Meow Gurrrls are on the prowl again.

Here’s Janis Freegard and me reading our poems from the anthology of Short Poems of New Zealand, edited by Jenny Bornholdt (pub VUP).

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23/01/2019 at 9:01 pm

Review of ‘As you will’

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I’ve just written a review of the photobook AS YOU WILL about Carnegie libraries in the South Pacific, for the PhotoForum website.

An interesting look at what’s happened to the ambitions of large scale philanthropy. Check it out if you are interested.

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15/01/2019 at 11:36 am

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‘Masterton and Me’ – interview

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I’ve just interviewed Anna Rutherford about her ‘Masterton and Me’ project for the PhotoForum website.

Anna’s work is currently showing at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.


La Donna
November 2018
Living and working in the Wairarapa, for the people of the Wairarapa.
In 2008 my family and I came to Masterton from Birmingham in the UK. It was advertised as “Green and beautiful rural life… friendly and welcoming.” Masterton has lived up to that advert.
I have a podiatry business in town and have been blessed with the love of my patients. I could live anywhere in NZ. But I choose Masterton.
Photograph: Anna Rutherford, from ‘Masterton and Me’.




Written by Mary Macpherson

04/01/2019 at 12:03 pm

‘When we came here’ – Kirsten Le Harivel

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Listen to Kirsten’s terrific little poem When we came here – Meow Gurrrls poem of the week.

Written by Mary Macpherson

02/12/2018 at 10:40 am

Two short ones

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Chuffed to have two short ones in this cute anthology edited by Jenny Bornholdt (VUP)

Short Poems of New Zealand

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25/11/2018 at 11:28 am

Podcast interview with NZ Photographers

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Wellington-based photographer Andy Spain has started a series of podcast interviews with New Zealand photographers.

The first interviews are with me, David Cook and Joseph Kelly.

Listen here.

Written by Mary Macpherson

19/11/2018 at 9:06 pm

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