• A.A.M. Bos, Carole Prentice, Dr P

Ever wondered what's at the end of Colonial Road? It's not a carpark or failed imperial aspiration, but a determined community of loud, opinionated seabirds living in sight of the city. A.A.M. Bos' film installation Colonial Road (2020), is an intimate, uncensored, harbourside view of the raucous lives and crimes of The Real Shags of Chelsea Heritage Estate. Colonial Road is a three-artist exhibition including new work by Northland-based painter Carole Prentice, exploring family history and personal connection with place. Also featuring an indoor garden landscape by Dr P with a non-standard domestic exterior. Phone orders only please.


A.A.M. Bos lives in Auckland. His work investigates marginal urban ecosystems and habitats. Although the artist loves and admires the birds he photographs, A.A.M. Bos does not tweet. Or do Facebook.

Carole Prentice is a baker's daughter from Panmure. She holds a BFA from the University of Auckland's Elam School of Fine Arts. Her work plays with fantastical landscapes and sublime seas of Rococo colour. Carole lives in Tai Tokerau near the Whangārei Heads and is inspired by the great sweep of the Pacific Ocean she can see from her kitchen window.

Dr P aka Cushla P is not a doctor or a dentist. Foolishly disregarding her mother's sound career advice, she is neither a lawyer nor a plumber. Dr P is an occasional writer, indoor landscape garden designer and licensed tea trolley driver.

Read the full catalogue for Colonial Road, here.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
  • Saturday 11am - 3pm


  • Ground Floor
  • 454 Karangahape Road
  • Auckland 1010