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20 August 2023 —
22 October 2023

peripheral vision

Shaun Waugh peripheral vision 2023 (installation view, Reeves Road)  Photo courtesy Te Tuhi
Shaun Waugh peripheral vision 2023 (installation view, Reeves Road)  Photo courtesy Te Tuhi


For the Te Tuhi Billboards located on Reeves Road, Pakuranga and at Parnell Station, Shaun Waugh has created a new body of work titled peripheral vision. For this site-specific work, Waugh spent time working in Te Tuhi's surroundings, collecting images. Using a technique called focus stacking, Waugh then built these images into an abstracted environment that reflects, and grounds itself, in the location they are presented in.

About Shaun Waugh

Shaun Waugh is a New Zealand-based artist who lives and works in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. Waugh completed his MFA in 2012, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University Wellington where he is currently employed as Senior Lecturer in Photography. Waugh’s most recent work has focused on the material culture of photographic history. Working primarily with the complexities of colour, Waugh has sought to explore and expand the artistic and technical potentials of the photographic medium. Avoiding arbitrary definitions in favour of interdisciplinary tendencies, Waugh’s practice exploits the tension between image and object-making, pitching his chromatically driven practice into an uncertain terrain between photography, painting and sculpture. 

Recent exhibitions include: Bird in Space, curated by Sarah McClintock, The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson (2022); News from the Sun, curated by Aaron Lister, Senior Curator, City Gallery Wellington (2020); Runes: Photography and Decipherment, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, group exhibition curated by Geoffrey Batchen & Justine Varga (2018); Antipodean Emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, group exhibition curated by Stella Loftus-Hills (2018); The Devil’s Blind Spot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, curated by Lara Strongman (2017); Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, group exhibition curated by Geoffrey Batchen (2016); and The More You Know: Then and Now, Here and Nowhere, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, curated by Christina Barton (2015). His work is held in public collections across New Zealand including Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection and Wellington City Council Art Collection.