Clouds is a small publishing house involved in the publication of art books in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are primarily interested in increasing the supply of interesting tomes and slimmer volumes both about and by artists.

We are Warren Olds and Gwynneth Porter. Clouds has offices in Christchurch and Auckland.

FORTHCOMING

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Daniel Malone's Muddy Footprints

PUBLISHED TITLES

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Jim Allen, The Skin of Years

Anne Noble, The Last Road

Kate Newby, Incredible Feeling

Tessa Laird, A Rainbow Reader

Michael Stevenson & Jan Verwoert, Animal Spirits

Nova Paul, Form Next to Form Next to Form
(with Dent-De-Leone)

Fiona Jack, Living Halls

Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Green with Envy

Daniel Malone, Black Market Next To My Name,
co-published with Hopkinson Cundy

Louise Menzies, Pursuit of an Ideal

Anne Noble, Ice Blink

Volume 2., a document-extension of the Artspace project, co-published with Artspace

Dan Arps, Affirmation Dungeon

025 Jan Bryant and Leonhard Emmerling,
PX: Thoughts on Painting

026 Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People: the Book of the Zine

020 Julian Dashper, This is not writing,
co-published with Michael Lett

023 Pūrākau / Myths and Legends / Mitos y Leyendas

022 Sean Kerr, Bruce is in the garden; so someone is in the garden

017 Peter Robinson’s Ack and other Abdications,
co-published with Artspace

018 Sriwhana Spong, Nijinsky,
co-published with Michael Lett

016 Bruce Russell Left-handed Blows: Writing on sound, 1993–2009

015 Daniel Knorr Pukapuka Tohunga Mahi Toi,
edition published with Artspace

014 Sean Kerr Pop, co-published with Michael Lett

013 Joseph Churchward, an extended biography on New Zealand type designer Joseph Churchward, co-published with Jan van Eyck Academie and Colophon

012 The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, co-published with Aotearoa Digital Arts

011 Dan Arps' Sun Seeker, co-published with The Physics Room, Neon Parc and Michael Lett

010 Paul Winstanley Threshold: Paintings 1989–2007,
co-published with Artspace

009 Volume 1., a document-extension of the Artspace project, co-published with Artspace

008 Teststrip: a history of an artist-run space (1992-1997)

007 Meg Cranston, Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World,
co-published with Artspace

006 Ava Seymour, The White House Years

005 Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

004 Judy Darragh, Arts Society

003 Tessa Laird, Shards of the Jealous Potter

002 Sweet Punch: recent Nordic video

p001 Bruce Barber & Emma Bugden, Party Without Party

DISTRIBUTION TITLES

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All the Cunning Stunts, SO GAY!,
published by All the Cunning Stunts

Connect, published by Colophon

Ruth Buchanan Lying Freely, published by Jan van Eyck Acadamie and Casco

Louise Menzies & Warren Olds, Mushroom magazine poster

David Bennewith, Suggestions poster, Joseph Churchward's suggested designs for TV 2 logo

Speculation, NZ Venice Project 2007,
published by Artspace

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

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Peter Robinson: Modern Standards (essays by Francis Pound, Lauren Winstone and Luke Willis Thompson)

STOCKISTS

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Our publications are available from the following stockists:

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
Pah Homestead/TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
Unity Books, Auckland
University Bookshop, Auckland
Tivoli, Waiheke Island
Wheelers Books, Auckland
Gordon Harris, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch
Unity Books, Wellington
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
Page and Blackmore Booksellers, Nelson

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a stockist. We offer standard trade terms to retail partners.

INTERNATIONAL

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Our publications are distributed in the USA and Canada by RAM.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland our publications are distributed by Vice Versa Vertrieb.

CONTACT

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PO Box 147-553
Ponsonby, Auckland 1144
Aotearoa New Zealand

+64 9 309 2604

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Jim Allen
The Skin of Years

Comprising recent interviews with New Zealand post-object artist and educator Jim Allen by art historian Tony Green and artist Phil Dadson, this book traces Allenís full biography including his participation in WW2, and explores his activities as artist, teacher – and sailor – from the 1950s until the present day. This book attests to Allenís great influence and diverse productivity, and to his dogged persistence to engage what he has called “the art of the possible.”

“…a new generation of artists has been discovering Allen, locating in his work a new genealogy for their for own endeavours. And so, as Allenís installation, video, and performance work of the 1960s and 1970s has become more (and more widely) valued for its ground-breaking significance, it is also being recognised as the local precedent for present day art practices. Jim Allen is, we should now be saying, our first contemporary artist.”
— Wystan Curnow

“Biography is so often looked to by its readers – perhaps also its authors and subjects – as a means to identify some essential truth or kernel of experience that might distill, account for or even reconcile the fundamental contradictions and complexities that underpin any individual life. This is most pronounced when encountering the first-person voice of the subject. In this instance, however, the complexities and even contradictions inherent in a figure so influential in multiple guises across two countries are allowed to emerge and linger.”
— Blair French

Interviews with the artist by Tony Green and Phil Dadson, writing by Jim Allen, and introductions by Wystan Curnow and Blair French.

Published by Clouds and Michael Lett
November 2014

ISBN: 978-0-9876593-6-1 (softcover)

Softcover
340 pages
English
133 colour images and 372 black/white images

Edition: 1000
Dimensions: 230 x 177 x 30mm
Weight: 750gm

NZD$39.95

ISBN: 978-0-9876593-5-4 (hardcover)

Hardcover
340 pages
English
133 colour images and 372 black/white images

Edition: 500
Dimensions: 236 x 180 x 33mm
Weight: 1300gm

NZD$49.95

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Clouds publishing

PO Box 68-187
Newton, Auckland 1145
New Zealand

+64 9 309 2604
www.clouds.co.nz