In conjunction with the Auckland Festival of Photography we are proud to present, Maxine Parkin-Jones and Tatiana Harper.
Blacker than White by Maxine Parkin-Jones
NZ born and self taught artist, Maxine Parkin-Jones (Jepson) has spent her life exploring and discovering the potential of textiles to produce innovative and distinctive art forms. Her work spans over sixty years and it has been displayed in foyers, corporate and private collections world wide.
In 1988 Maxine exhibited as a textile artist in the ‘old’ Upstairs Gallery. Now 2018 and in the ‘new’ Upstairs Gallery we are proud to have her exhibit her first body of works as a photographer. This exhibition also show cases pieces of her life's work in textiles.
Old School by Tatiana Harper
Tatiana is a Latvian born photographer who has called New Zealand her home since 2000. It was inevitable that photography would become part of her life as her father is a photographer and she received her first camera at the age of 11. She also learn't to process images in families home darkroom.
‘Old School’ is a collection of photographs that were taken on film with 2 of her favourite cameras a Canon AL-1 and Mamiya C 33. Both cameras were gifted to her by her friends.