Harry Culy

Lives and works in Wellington

Director at Bad News Books


MFA (currently completing), Massey University NZ

Bachelor of Design (Photography) with first class Honours, Massey University NZ


Blue Room (with Lucy O’Doherty), Millers O’Brien, Wellington, NZ

The Gap, Parlour Projects, Hawkes Bay, NZ

Projects, Auckland Art Fair, The Cloud, Auckland, NZ

I can see for miles, Contemporary Centre for Photography Melbourne, Aus

CLIP Award Exhibition, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Aus


Rose Hill, Parlour Projects, Hawkes Bay, NZ

Evidence (with Sam Stephenson), China Heights, Sydney, Aus

LCE4, Lilac City Studio, Sydney, Aus

Pink Bits, Precinct 35, Wellington, NZ


The Gap, Precinct 35, Wellington, NZ

The Big Nowhere, with Max Scott Murray and Robyn Daly, GOJA, Bangkok, Thailand

Sky Colours, with Robyn Daly, Aus

Gaffa Photo Festival, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Aus


By the Wayside, Photospace Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Bain Marie, Australian Centre for Photography


End of the Role, China Heights, Sydney, Aus

Remake: Emerging Artists, NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, NZ

Long way home, No. 5 Studio, NZ


Where the River Bends, In Situ x Ilam, Christchurch, NZ

Ectoplasm, Green Street Gallery, Wellington, NZ


CLIP award finalist, Perth centre for contemporary Photography, 2018

Peter Turner Scholarship in documentary photography, 2018

RT Emerging Artists Award, June 2016 (NZ)

Finalist Gaffa Photo Festival, Gaffa Gallery, 2016 (Aus)

Finalist NZ Art Show, Signature piece art award, 2014 (NZ)

Finalist NZ Art Show, Signature piece art award, 2013 (NZ)

Scholarship, Massey University, 2013 (NZ)

WPS Photography Award, 2012 (NZ)

Selected Publications

ArtZone, Summer 2017

Art New Zealand, winter 2017 (NZ)

Salient Magazine, 2016 (NZ)

Seconds Magazine, issue 6, 2016 (NZ)

Blow Up Photography Annual, issue 1, 2014 (Aus)

Massive Magazine, issue 6, 2013 (NZ)

Press, Publications, Interviews, Features

Palmstudios — Feature — Harry Culy

The heavy collective — Harry Culy & San Stephenson, Evidence

Vampir magazine — Evidence Harry Culy & Sam Stephenson

thisonthat.org — Harry Culy on Antipodean Gothic