• Scott Cai

Sanderson are pleased to present the exhibition Idle Plot, featuring the work of emerging photographer Scott Cai.

Scott Cai is a contemporary photographer living and working in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.

With a discerning eye for detail and a talent for uncovering hidden beauty in the mundane, Cai's work delves into the essence of suburban corners, capturing the subtle energies that define our existence.

Idle Plot is an extension of Cai's ongoing project Ordinary Auckland, which aims to unveil the often unnoticed patterns, textures, objects, and shapes that inhabit Auckland's suburban neighbourhoods.

By diligently observing these details, Cai believes that we can discover new and unusual evidence of our own reality, and he extends an invitation to viewers to join him in this exploration.

In this series, Cai employs a mindful approach, fully immersing himself in his surroundings and attuning his senses to the environment. By focusing on the soil beneath his feet, the direction of the breeze, the absence of noise and the warmth of sunrays, the artist embraces the subtle vibrations all around him.

Through this heightened state of awareness, Cai's camera lens becomes a gateway to unexpected delights and revelations hidden within what may initially appear ordinary.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm


  • Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street
  • Newmarket
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1023