twenty six photographs of a house

“In an equally remarkable gesture, Shelton returned to the well-preserved house to replicate as closely as possible what Chapman-Taylor envisaged. Reproduced shot for shot, Shelton shows us how little the place has changed, proving the success of Chapman-Taylor’s vision to create something permanent. The most striking difference is the maturing of the garden. There is, too, the shift from black and white to colour, which warms the subject by ‘updating’ it. Hanging new photographs beside modern prints of Chapman-Taylor’s ‘originals’ invites us to interrogate what has happened ‘in-between’, to map what remains the same and what has changed. Photography here becomes a tool of history, its immediacy now serving to accentuate the flow of time”

Tina Barton, Architecture NZ, 2007

The Visitors Book 1 and 2. DVD loop, varying dimensions.
The kitchen (The Kitchen & fittings made on the job), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The living room (The Fireplace end of the livingroom. The fireplace is here rather dwarfed by the wide-angle lens used), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The courtyard (A Cloister runs completely around the Inner Court & all the rooms open onto it), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The guest room (The Guests Room. The stone lintel over the fireplace was hewn by very early settlers in Taranaki & was in the house where Mr. Wilkinson was born), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The living room (The Livingroom Fireplace), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The house (The House before any gardening was done), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The bathroom. (The Tiles are a peachy pink colour reminiscent of sea shells), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The entrance doors (The Cloister inside the Great Doors), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The courtyard (The Inner Court with Stepping Stones,- Since made lovely with flowers. A place of Secluded Peace), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The front entrance (The Front Entrance & doors of 4? thick jarrah. The Great rata Beam in place. A Peep through to the Inner Court), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The dinning room (The Dinning Room & furniture made on the job), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The laundry (White tiled wash tubs & tiled laundry walls), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
The living room (The Great Living Room with open timber roof. The Dinning Room to left. The great table 5’6 x 9’ with top cut from a single Rimu log originally 6’ through the Bay Window looks across the Bight to Egmont in the distance,— A view seldom equalled), C Type print and Black and White fibre print, 2005/2005‑7.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2007.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2007.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2007.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2007.
Installation view, McNamara Gallery, 2007.