Esther Bunning: Phosphene - A Portrait of a Landscape


Phosphenes are the luminous floating stars, swirls, and squiggles you see when closing your eyes tight and pressing them with your fingers. The word derives from the Greek phōs (light) and phainein (to show).

Award-winning photographer Esther Bunning's exhibition is an exploration and organic unravelling of an abstract landscape, from origination through to images being printed on silk and textiles with light and movement. Having started this adventure while on her recent NZ Pacific Studio Anzac Bridge Fellowship, the artist now naturally integrates her background in textile design into her photograph work.


Greytown-based Esther Bunning’s latest accolade is making the final selection for the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize 2021.


Artist Talk: Saturday, 27 November, 11am