Janet Bayly

Information provided by Paul McNamara March 2012

June 7,1955 Born Tauranga, New Zealand
1968-72 Hutt Valley High School, Lower Hutt
1973-76 Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland B.F.A.
1977-79 Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland M.F.A.
1995 Palmerston North College of Education Cert. Adult Teaching

2009 Dwelling, with Nikolai Kokx, McNamara Photography Gallery

2007 Transmission, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

2005 Presence/Absence, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

2004 Light, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki

Janet Bayly, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin

2002 Other/Self, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

2001 Polaroid Works 1979-2001, PhotoSpace Gallery, Wellington

2000 Camera Obscura, PhotoSpace Gallery, Wellington

Janet Bayly Photographs, LUSH Gallery, Kapiti Coast

1999 Messages from the interior , Olive Cafe, Wellington

1998 Photographs from a Benedictine Women’s Retreat, Alexander Library, Wanganui & Olive Cafe, Wellington

1997 A Journey into Spain, BAM, Wellington & Archive Room, City Library, Palmerston North

One Woman’s Word Poem (Installation), Palmerston North City Library

1985 Janet Bayly Photographs, Peter McLeavey Gallery

1983 Janet Bayly Photographs, Manawatu Art Gallery

1981 Polaroids - Janet Bayly, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

1980 SX-70 Pictures, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

1979 SX-70 Pictures, Real Pictures, Auckland

Photographs by Janet Bayly, Outreach Auckland City Cultural Centre, Auckland

1978 Janet Bayly Photographs, Elam Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland


2009 Light: Black & Silver, Mahara Gallery

Blue, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

2008 Landed, Te Manawa

2007 Moving Still, McNamara Photography Gallery / The Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2006 BitterSweet, Tim Nees Gallery, Wellington

Memory Land, nga mahara, Mahara Gallery

2005 Main Trunk Lines, New Zealand Poetry, National Library

2004 In Flower, Pataka Museum of Art and Cultures & Northland Art Centre, Whangarei

The 70s Show, Te Papa

2003 Tracing Polaroid SX-70, McNamara Photography Gallery, Wanganui & Pataka Museum of Art & Cultures

Image and Object, Still Life in New Zealand, Pataka Museum of Art and Cultures

The Caravan, McNamara Photography Gallery & tour to Pataka Museum of Arts & Cultures & Bishop Suter Gallery

Laid, Artist’s Tiles, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki

Beauty and Sadness, Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast

2002 Victory over Death, Peter McLeavey Gallery

Artists in the Garden, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

Par for the Course, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki

Touchstones: Treasures and Taonga from the Kapiti Coast, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae (commissioned work: ‘House of Cards’)

Installation of A Candle in a Dark Room at Novotel Hotel, Wellington

2001 Group Sex, Erotic Art by Consensual Participants, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki

Looking Back, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington

Hush Hush, Point Zero, Wanganui

Friends of the Family ... the Bieringa Collection, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

Old Gates, New Journeys, Michael Hirschfield Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington

Dolly Mixture, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

Photo 2, Te Wa, The Space, Wanganui

up:date//The Active Eye

Local Yokels, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki

Art with Heart, Idiom gallery, Wellington

2000 Dressed in Paint, Manawatu Art Gallery

I Mua-I Muri, Before & After, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

Camera Lucida / A Private Collection, Idiom Studio, Wellington

1999 Kaleidoscope, Shed 11, Magdalena Aotearoa Women’s Festival, Wellington

1995 Currency-Contemporary Photographic Art, Auckland Domain Museum, Auckland

1990 Eye to Eye, ARTSPACE, Auckland

1989 United Art Award, Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

1987 A Portrait of Law (Commissioned), Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Visual Diaries, Wellington Fringe Festival

1985 ANZART ‘85 Artist’s Books Show, Auckland City Art Gallery

The Body in Question, National Art Gallery

Women in New Zealand Society 1884-1985, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

1984 Image ‘84, National Art Gallery

1983 Eleven Women Photographers, The Women’s Gallery, Wellington

Three Women Artists: Janet Paul, Jill McIntosh, Janet Bayly, City Gallery, Wellington

Images of Women, The Women’s Gallery, Wellington

1982 Views/Exposures: 10 Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, National Art Gallery, Wellington & national tour

Works on paper, Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington

Me By Myself:The Self Portrait, National Art Gallery, Wellington

Polaroids: Janet Bayly, Gary Blackman, Jane Zusters, National Art Gallery, Wellington

1981 Still Life Still Lives, Manawatu Art Gallery, Palmerston North

Self-Portraits, Snaps Gallery, Auckland

Women and Sexuality, The Women’s Gallery, Wellington

Recent Acquisitions, National Art Gallery, Wellington

Self-Image, The Women’s Gallery, Wellington

1980 Opening, City Gallery, Wellington

Illusions, Fantasies and Lies, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

Collection ‘80, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington & Wairarapa Arts Centre, Masterton

amily Photos, Snaps Gallery, Wellington

1979 International Self-Portrait Invitational, Northlight Gallery, Arizona & American tour

SX-70, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

PhotoForum ‘79, Auckland Domain Museum & PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

Child in the World, Manawatu Art Gallery

1978 Double Take, (Janet Bayly & Christine Lloyd-Fitt) Snaps Gallery, Auckland

Instant Pictures, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

After Dark, Snaps Gallery, Auckland

PhotoForum ‘78, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland

Family and Friends Part 1, Snaps Gallery, Auckland


2010 Frances Hodgkins, Kapiti Treasures, Mahara Gallery (editor and essayist)

2009 Mirek Smisek, 60 Years 60 Pots, Mahara Gallery (editor and essayist)

2008 After Image, Séraphine Pick, Exhibition catalogue essay, Sarjeant Gallery

2007 ‘A Familiar Practice, Johanna Mechen’ (Article) New Zealand Journal of Photography , No 64, 2007

‘Balancing poems and photographs’ .Book review of Shards of Silver, edited and authored by Paul Thompson, New Zealand Journal of Photography , No 64, 2007, p26

‘Collecting Photographers’ Curator’s introduction to exhibition at New Zealand Centre of Photography, Shed 11, Queen’s Wharf, Wellington,
New Zealand Journal of Photography , No 64, 2007

Collecting Photographers (Catalogue), New Zealand Centre of Photography, July, 2007

2005 'Wayne Barrar's Coober Pedy portfolio' (Article) Contact Sheet:The Light Work Annual 2005, Syracuse, NY: Light Work, Robert B. Menschel Media Center

' 'Ans Westra' in the Realm of Textual Construction(s)' (Review) Landfall, Issue 209, Dunedin: OUP, May 2005

2004 Songs of Innocence, Photographs of a New Zealand Childhood by John Pascoe (Editor and essayist), Mahara Gallery and Pacific Press

2002 ‘The Interior, 44 Photographs, 1981-2001, Laurence Aberhart’ (Review)
New Zealand Journal of Photography, No 49, Summer 2002/3

(Portfolio of photographs) New Zealand Journal of Photography, No. 45, Summer 2001/2002

Other/Self, Photographs and video, Janet Bayly (Catalogue and essay) Janet Bayly and Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

Tiger Words, Paekakariki Poets at PukaPuka, Paekakariki: Earl of
Seacliff Art Workshop

2001 Camera Obscura, artist's book

(Photograph of New Zealand writer Dan Davin) The N.Z.Listener, June 2, p60
‘Dream on, Desert Flowering: Aboriginal Art from Private Collections, at the Manawatu Art Gallery’ (exhibition review)The N.Z.Listener, July 28,

2000 Seeing through words, artist's book

‘A View from the Inside, The photographs of Catherine Russ’, Art New Zealand, No 96, Spring 2000, pp86-89

‘Thinking about looking at photographs (again)’, NZ Journal of
Photography, No 39, May 2000, pp 7-10, 15-17

(Photographs of New Zealand musician Johnny Devlin)The N.Z. Listener, October 21,

1999 Ni Hao: Being Chinese in the Manawatu , (3 books), Science Centre
and Manawatu Museum

1998 The nest, the tree, the river; A Benedictine Women's Retreat, Benedictine Events

1997 A Journey into Spain, portfolio of photographs in an edition of 11

1996 An exploratory report into teaching and learning art history to
enhance relevance, context, interaction and critical thinking, Research
Report for Design Centre, CASS Faculty, Manawatu Polytechnic

1995 Honouring Women, Nga Mana Wahine o Manawatu, A1 Colour poster with photographs by Janet Bayly and Catherine Russ, Open Learning Centre, Palmerston North

1994-1999 Manawatu Evening Standard Arts reviewer

1987 The Trained Eye (catalogue), National Art Gallery, Wellington

1986 ‘Whaiora: The Pursuit of Life, by Ans Westra’, Art New Zealand No.39

‘Hockney’s Photographs’, Wellington City Magazine, October

1985 Witness to Change, Life in New Zealand 1940-1965, John Pascoe, Les Cleveland, Ans Westra, PhotoForum Wellington Inc. (co-curator, author of Introductory essay ‘New Zealand Documentary: Roots, Sources and Inspiration’ and essay ‘Ans Westra: ‘Finding a ‘Place’ in New Zealand’)(1st Equal Montana NZ Book Awards for Production including editing, writing, design)

‘Richard Wotton’s Photographs, 1975-1984’, Art New Zealand, No 36

‘Walking the Tightrope: Working Men by Glenn Busch’, National Art Gallery Newsletter No 1

‘Form & Image, Gisborne Artists’, ArtStuff No.1

1984 Twelve Flowers, portfolio of photographs in an edition of 20

The Heretaunga River Mouth as it was in 1839, Pito-One Settler's
Museum, Petone

‘Photography at the Fifth Biennale of Sydney & other venues’, PhotoForum National Newsletter, No. 18, July

‘Laurence Aberhart: About 62 Photographs at Peter McLeavey Gallery’, PhotoForum National Newsletter, No. 18, July

1981 ‘Photographs as Icons - A personal view’, PhotoForum Magazine, No. 48, Spring 1981

1980 ‘PhotoForum Gallery - An Interview with the Directors’, PhotoForum Supplement, No.5, Spring

‘Women in Communication. A Multi- Media Exhibition’ (review of National Art Gallery exhibition of same title), PhotoForum Supplement, No.5, Spring

PhotoForum Magazine, No. 47, December (portfolio of photographs)


2007 'Collecting Photographs', Dr Sandy Callister interviewed by David Langman, New Zealand Journal of Photography No. 64, 2007. pp13-18

Moving Still (Catalogue with essay by Jan Bryant), The Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland and McNamara Photography Gallery

2006 David Eggleton, Into the Light, A History of New Zealand Photography, Craig Potton Publishing

2005 Chris Hunter,Vantastic, A Pictorial History of Caravans in New Zealand, Harper Collins Publishers

Fran Dibble, 'Towards abstraction', Manawatu Evening Standard, November 27, Paul Thompson, New Zealand Books, review of Songs of Innocence, Photographs of a New Zealand Childhood edited by Janet Bayly

2004 Helen Kedgley, In Flower, Pataka Museum of Art and Cultures

2003 The Caravan (Catalogue) McNamara Photography Gallery
Tracing Polaroid SX-70 (Catalogue) McNamara Photography Gallery,

2001 Barnett, G. ‘ Recognising Ourselves Looking Back: New Zealand Photography 1950-2000’, Art New Zealand, No. 99, Winter 2001, pp59- 61

www.up:date//The Active Eye (PhotoForum, Issue 68)

1998 Thompson, P. A Century of Images, Wellington:Te Papa Press.

Kirker, Anne. New Zealand Women Artists, (2nd ed). Auckland: Reed Methuen. (1st ed. 1985, 2nd ed. 1998)

1995 Bieringa, L. ‘Currency, let’s do something’

1987 Tweedie, M. (ed.) Six Women Photographers, Auckland: PhotoForum New Zealand

1986 Art Diary, in situ figures, faces and places , Wellington: National Art Gallery

1985 Art Diary, City/Country, Wellington: National Art Gallery

1982 Ireland, P. (ed.) Views/Exposures: 10 Contemporary New Zealand Photographers, Wellington: National Art Gallery

1980 Quin, D. ‘Self Portraits, Snaps Gallery’, PhotoForum Supplement, Spring 1980, Issue 5, p 9

1979 Bosworth, R. ‘Photographs by Janet Bayly’, Art New Zealand, No.13, Spring 1979, p35

Boyd, M. ‘Janet Bayly at Outreach’, PhotoForum Supplement, Spring 1979, p14

1978 Hutchins, T. ‘Family and Friends - review’ Art New Zealand, No.9, Feb/April


2002 Questions of Silence, 3 minute digital video

2001-2005 Cross Over (film with Lindsay Rabbitt)

1993 Interview with Christina Kubisch, (German sculptor) for City Gallery Wellington

1986 Centenary of Sunlight Soap, Pito-one Settlers Museum


2001 Visiting Artist in Residence, Quay School of Art, Wanganui

Screen Innovation Fund Grant towards work on Cross Over (assisting Lindsay Rabbitt)

1997 Creative NZ Communities Grant for A Journey into Spain exhibition expenses

1996 Creative NZ Communities grant for Honouring Women poster

1984 QE11 Arts Council NZ assistance to attend 5th Biennale of Sydney

1982 Anne C. Martindell Young Artist’s Award for travel to U.S.

QE11 Arts Council NZ Study Grant for travel to U.S.

1981 QE11 Arts Council NZ Individual Project Grant


Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand), National Library Gallery, Sarjeant
Gallery, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Manawatu Art Gallery/Te Manawa, City Library: Palmerston North, Dowse Art Museum, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Buddle Findlay Law Firm, Novotel Capital Hotel, Wellington


2006-current Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast, Director/Curator

2003-4 Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast
Contracted curator for 'Songs of Innocence, Photographs of a New Zealand Childhood by John Pascoe'.

1991-93 City Gallery, Wellington
Education Curator

1987 National Art Gallery, Wellington
Honorary Curator, Photography

1984-86 Pito-One Settlers Museum
Curatorial, education, exhibitions assistant

1982 Maine Photography Gallery, Rockport, U.S.A.
Exhibitions assistant

1981 Women's Gallery, Wellington
Exhibitions assistant

1980-81 PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington
Director (Artist-run space)

1980-81 National Art Gallery, Wellington
Exhibitions assistant

1978-79 Manawatu Art Gallery
Exhibitions & curatorial assistant (summers)

1979 Auckland City Art Gallery
Photography assistant

2010 Frances Hodgkins, Kapiti Treasures, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

2009 Light, Black & Silver, Mahara Gallery,Waikanae
The Colour of Water, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

2007 Collecting Photographs, New Zealand Centre of Photography, Shed 11, Wellington

2006 Memory Land, Mahara Gallery, Waikanae

2005 Another View: International Photographs from the Seresin Family Collection.
Advisory and writing role for national tour of exhibition developed by Millenium Gallery, Blenheim, and Exhibition Services

2004 Songs of Innocence, Photographs of a New Zealand Childhood by John Pascoe, Mahara Gallery, Kapiti Coast, and national tour

2002-2003 Development of an Arts, Culture & Heritage Strategy for Horowhenua District Council (Contract)

2001 Selections from Over the Line, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki
(Massey University Diploma in Photography students)

1999 Ni Hao! Being Chinese in the Manawatu, Science Centre & Manawatu Museum

1996 Artist’s Books & Beyond, Square Edge, Palmerston North

1990 Inheritance, Art, Heritage and the Past, City Gallery, Wellington
(Co-curator with Athol McCredie)

1987 The Trained Eye, National Art Gallery, Wellington

1986-89 T.V.N.Z., Researcher, Entertainment

1985 Witness to Change, Life in New Zealand 1940-1965, Photographs: John Pascoe, Les Cleveland, Ans Westra. City Gallery, Wellington and national tour (Co-curator with Athol McCredie)

1985 Te whenua te iwi o Pito-one, The land and the people of Petone, Petone Settlers’ Museum

1984 The Centenary of Sunlight Soap, Pito-one Settler’s Museum

1981 Points of View, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington

1981 19th and 20th Century Albumen Prints, PhotoForum Gallery, Wellington


Curator's Talks, Mahara Gallery
Prakash Patel, Seraphine Pick, Christina Conrad, Susan Skerman,
Parallel Praxis: Paul Thompson, Andrew Ross, Johanna Mechen,
The Real Art Roadshow - Black
The Real Art Roadshow - Silver
The Colour of Water

2007 Pataka Museum of Art & Cultures.
'Another View: The Seresin Family Collection

2006 National Library, 'Memory Talking', for the exhibition
'Within memory: aspects of New Zealand documentary photography

2005 Victoria University, Media Studies Department (Tutor: Media 101,
Media 102 - Media, Politics and Society)

Seminar: 'Public/Private: John Pascoe's photographs of children'

2004 Curator's talks for exhibition ‘Songs of Innocence, Photographs of a
New Zealand Childhood’ by John Pascoe, Museum of Wellington City
& Sea; Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui.

Victoria University, Media Studies Department (Tutor: Media 101 - Semiotics; Tutor Media 202 - Media in Aotearoa/New Zealand)

2003 ‘Mexican Moments Extended’, Te Aratoi, Wairarapa (Invited floor talk)

Massey University School of Fine Arts, Visiting Lecturer,Critical Studies

2000-2002 Massey University School of Design
Lecturer: Photographic Histories, Theory and Criticism (Fixed Term Contract)

1994-1999 Ucol (formerly Manawatu Polytechnic)
Lecturer: Art History, Museum Studies, Photography and History of Photography

1997 Palmerston North College of Education
Visiting Lecturer, on the teaching of art history

1997-98 Te Whare Akonga, Open Learning Centre (Palmerston North)
Co-Tutor, Women's Art and Women's Writing programmes

1996 Victoria University, Wellington
Visiting Lecturer on NZ History of Photography

Palmerston North College of Education, Visiting Photography Tutor

1995 Massey University, Palmerston North Campus
Visiting Lecturer, Photography for product technology students

1994 Wanganui Community Polytechnic
Visiting Lecturer, Art History

1986 Contributor to ‘Nationalism / Internationalism’ Critics Symposium, National Art Gallery

1980-81 Chilton St James School, Lower Hutt
Bursary Art History

1980 Newlands Community College, Photography tutor

1976 Pakuranga Arts Centre, Art tutor


Works by this Artist