Derek Henderson & Simone Gooch collaboration


Critically acclaimed New Zealand photographer Derek Henderson has collaborated with London based floral artist Simone Gooch on a new book to be published in 2021 by Perimeter Books - a specialised bookstore, award-winning publisher, distribution house and platform for various art publishing endeavours in Melbourne, Australia.

“This project / series of images came about after I first worked with Simone on an assignment regarding her practice as a florist for Pleasure Garden magazine published out of the UK. We had arranged to do some still life images of roses at Hamish McKay’s place (c.1965 mid-century architecture) at Raumati, just outside of Wellington. We had picked the roses from Matthew’s Roses (est. 1947) just outside of Whanganui then loaded them up and sped to Hamish’s place a few hours drive away to set up and photograph them in his modernist home. Then and there we decided to return one day to Matthew’s rose farm and do a series of collaborative still life images for a book and an exhibition. This project is the result.”

It is envisioned that the book will be large format with an embossed hardcover and tipped-in image. 128 pages and measuring 280 x 350 mm. The print run is to be determined by final costs but will likely be around 700 copies.

The New Zealand release of the publication will be timed with an exhibition at Melanie Roger Gallery featuring a selection of images from the book. We anticipate high interest in this and hope to have both Derek Henderson and Simone Gooch available for book signings, media appearances and for the exhibition. Due to the current global pandemic, we envision this to be late 2021 but is subject to change.

We have two exclusively available limited edition photographic works for pre-purchase to assist with funding the publication.
Each a C-type photographic print in two sizes:
1200mm x 960 mm, edition of 3 plus 1 artist proof | $5,000 unframed
500mm x 400mm, edition of 10 | $2,500 unframed
Framing options vary – please discuss.

If you would like to help make this project happen by purchasing one of these beautiful works, please contact gallery director Melanie Roger:

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