Mary Macpherson

The photographs of Mary Macpherson – with a dash of poetry

Urban Landscapes from the 1980s on show

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I was stoked recently to have my work featured on the BNZ Heritage Art Collection site (right under Megan Jeninkson and above Colin McCahon!). The three images are from my Urban Landscapes series of the 1980s and were brought for the Collection by the late Peter McLeavey. At the time I’d been excited by seeing books like Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore and American Prospects by Joel Sternfeld, and wanted to apply this sophisticated, nuanced approach to photographing the everyday environment in my own work.

The nice people at the BNZ were concerned to have good reproductions of the work for their website, which gave me an opportunity to have some quality scans done. It was great to reprise some old favourites like this image from Featherston. I’ve also printed contemporary archival inkjet prints of the three images, which are on show at Photospace Gallery in Courtney Place. If you are in Wellington do call in and check them out.

Featherston 1985

Featherston 1985 (image copyright Mary Macpherson)


Written by Mary Macpherson

13/08/2016 at 12:56 pm

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  1. Congratulations and well done Mary!!!

    Trish Lui

    13/08/2016 at 1:07 pm

  2. Congratulations Mary! A month ago saw some of your images, from this series I think, on display at the BNZ Business Partners Centre in Lower Hutt. Quite an unexpected surprise located under the same roof as the Queensgate Mall!


    14/08/2016 at 6:50 pm

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