a spoonful of sugar

In 1957 Nancy Martin staked out a humble claim to fame in an act both mundane and extraordinary—obtaining a mortgage to build her own home. Purportedly the first single woman to do so in Wellington, Nancy is listed on her mortgage as a spinster.

The forces of banking, gender politics, ghosts, and architecture flow through this project—their confluence made visible in Nancy’s house.

With a text by Pip Adam.

a spoonful of sugar

doublethink

First published in Sep, 2013 by the Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth on the occasion of the exhibition doublethink by Ann Shelton, 28 Sep 2013–2 Feb 2014. Essay by Meredith Robertshawe. Single sheet fold out poster/publication, full colour plus metallic inks, 10.2x21cm.

doublethink

the city of gold and lead

First published in July, 2013 by Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui on the occasion of the exhibition the city of gold and lead by Ann Shelton, 28 July 2013–Nov 2013. Essays by Sarah McClintock, Dr Kyla McFarlane and Paul Diamond. Soft cover, 72 pages, full colour, 15x21.5cm.

the city of gold and lead

the tree obverse

Published by The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt,New Zealand on the occasion of the exhibition in a forest by Ann Shelton, 12 May—19 Aug 2012. Essays by Dorothée Brill and Emma Bugden. Soft cover, 62 pages, duotone (gold and black), 9.5x13cm.

the tree obverse

once more with feeling

Published by the Hocken Collections, University of Otago on the occasion of the exhibition once more with feeling by Ann Shelton, (at the Hocken Library), 6 Dec 2008—24 Jan 2009. Essay by Natalie PolandSoft cover, 36 pages, full colour, 10.5x15cm.

once more with feeling

a new skin

This artist book was published by the Govett-Brewster Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition a library to scale (at The Govett-Brewster), by Ann Shelton, 2007. Essays by Francis Pound, Jan Bryant and Jermey Cooper. Repurposed notebook, 80 pages, hand assembled, full colour, 13x21cm.

a new skin
a new skin

a library to scale

This artist lead publication was published by Rim Books on the occassion of the inaugural exhibition of a library to scale by Ann Shelton (at Starkwhite, Auckland), July 2006. Essay by Francis Pound. Paper envelope with 15 newsprint loose leaves and set of 26 postcards, full colour, 16.2x11.4cm.

a library to scale
a library to scale