He has been a photojournalist and a commercial photographer in many countries from west Africa to San Francisco.
John has specialised in documenting people and landscapes.For the past sixteen years John has been studying New Zealand landscapes and in particular the culture of rural New Zealand,
assembling a body of work which will reflect his love for this country. John has worked as a photographer in many countries around
the world, notably, Gambia and west Africa, the United States and Europe.
2018 River Of Words, Interactive animation, projected as a legacy piece from Night Of Delights, Christchurch Commissioned by the Christchurch regeneration scheme. Features a flow of words, that is interrupted by the Shadows of Audience members. Inside the shadows depending on the proximity of the viewer alternative animations will show and display related media to the words. Research in progress. 110 Cashel street Christchurch. Commissioned by Christchurch City Council, Urban regeneration scheme.
2016 Landscapes [27 pigment ink on paper on 17 X 22 in paper framed], [3 1200 mm x 800 mm UV ink on aluminium substrate]. B. Hoult and J. Humby (Curator), In Introspection. Chamber Gallery Rangiora, Rangiora, New Zealand.
2015 22 colour photographs of people living as lifestylers. B. Hoult (Curator), In Lifestylers. Chamber Gallery, Rangiora, New Zealand.
2014 Art Box “community Halls” solo show 2014 Collected works Nut point center
2014 Public Space. Container image, landscape on four containers, center of Sumner, NZ.
2012 Summer show Nut point center NZ
2012 time-lapse with live performance by Roy Montgomery, the Physics Room.
2011 Selected Landscapes Alexis Gallery 2010 Selected Landscapes Alexis Gallery
2009 Sole Contributing photographer for a projected multimedia display at the Christchurch winter festival.
2009 COCA Christchurch, ‘New Work’ (November) 2008 COCA Christchurch, ‘Paths’
2008 Two Rivers Gallery, Cheviot, ‘Time and Paths’
2002. CPIT School Art and design, ‘Digital printmaking’.
1999. Moot Hall, Daventry, ‘Isle of Man Landscapes.’
1998 Banbury college of Art, Landscapes, still lives and digital images of the ‘Isle of Man.’
1987 “Dancers” Wyvern Theatre Arts center, Swindon.
2017 Dunedin Arts Show. EDGAR CENTRE.
2017 Christchurch art show. Christchurch.
2017 Hilltop View, Christchurch Symposium X, The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival. Concert. Live performance in Christchurch
2016 Unmentionable (American Bad taste encyclopeadia) [plastic, paper resin, expanded foam, rubber and LED lights 40x 60cm 3 dimensional]. J. Humby (Curator), In Carpe Librium, Word Festival Book Art. Art Box, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2016 Lake Benmore [pigment ink on etching paper, 17 x 22 in]. A. Gasteiger, C. Coad, L. Rose, P. K. A. Simpson (Curator), In The lie of the land. Circle Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
2016 Digital Native Grasses [1000 LED animated light sticks]. The Money tree [projected animation, onto semi transparent screen]. Cash Delion [projected animation, onto semi transparent screen]. Tu-Luca-Lip. S. Baines-Alhawamdeh (Curator), In Botanic D’Lights. Christchurch Botanical
2015 Portraits of lifestyle land owners, 2 photographs [A2 on aluminium composite]. In Boxing On. Art Box, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2015 Christchurch art show
2014 Chambers 241 gallery group show
2013 “Unknowable” With Wendy Clarke, John Maillard, Stefan Roberts. 2013
2013 Wellington academy of Arts. Cliff to Clay group show NZ
2013 Out of the work Comes the Work Chambers 241 Christchurch.
2012 Chambers 241 group show
2007 CPIT Staff Show, COCA Christchurch 2004. Barbie Aotearoa, COCA Christchurch
2001 Road mender, Arts Center, Northampton. Arts Week. 1999
2000 Group show, Oxo Tower, the South Bank, London.
1999 The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury,
1998 The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury,
1997 The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury,
1985 Commonwealth Centre, London, Images of Malta.
Publications and presentations
2018 In process “From the Alps to the Ocean” working title Migratory locations of New Zealand Birds. New Zealand: Canterbury University Press.
2016 Landscape and land use in New Zealand. Presentation at the Workshop on photography, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2015 Commentary on photography. Presentation at the TOHOKU Through the eyes of Japanese photographers, Art Box, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2015 Maillard, J. P. (2015, 9-Dec). “Lifesylers” interaction with the landscape and use in New Zealand. Presentation at the Workshop on photography, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2015 “Lifestylers” interaction with the landscape and use in New Zealand. Presentation at the Workshop on photography, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2012 Maillard, J., Frey, M., and O’Malley, J. (2012). On a Saturday night: community halls of small-town New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury University Press.
2011 Maillard, J., Spellerburg, I., and Frey, M. (2011). Native by Design. Landscape design with New Zealand plants. Christchurch, New Zealand. Canterbury University Press.
2008 Maillard, J., Spellerberg, I., and Frey, M. (2008). Living With Natives. New Zealanders talk about their love of native. Christchurch, New Zealand. Canterbury University Press.