2016 marks 50 years since celebrated West Auckland artist John Parker started making pottery. To mark the occasion, we’re presenting a major exhibition and launching a new book, both titled John Parker: Cause and Effect, to survey his extraordinary 50-year career of breaking rules and redefining what it means to make pottery in Aotearoa.
The book is a substantial volume, with contributors from around the world, including internationally renowned writer, Garth Clark, who studied with Parker at the Royal College of Arts in London in 1974 and 1975. It will be lavishly illustrated with newly commissioned photographs by Haruhiko Sameshima, design by Derek Ward and with further essays by Jim Barr and Mary Barr, Andrew Clifford, Grace Cochrane and Douglas Lloyd Jenkins.
This publication has been generously supported by Creative New Zealand
Hardcover, 144 pages
Printed with vegetable oil-based inks on certified FSC paper stocks
Dimensions: 248 x 305 x 22mm
Editor: Mary Barr
Publication date: 10 September 2016
Publisher: Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery