Jasmine Chalmers is a Wellington-based photographic artist with a strong interest in nostalgia and the unusual. 

Growing up trawling through Southland op-shops, she has found an outlet for her love of vintage in her construction of surreal and enigmatic scenes. 

Breathing new life into objects retrieved from second-hand shops, she takes object worship to an extreme by representing them as magic talismans, and the final image as a portal to an unknown place.


Twisting the still-life genre to express a macabre element, her work is an immersive space for the viewer to sink into.



2018  Diploma in Photography, Whitireia New Zealand

2014  Bachelor of Arts,  Sociology (First class Honours), Otago University


2020  Samuel Marsden Collegiate Artist in Residence




2020 Group Exhibition, Wrapping Up, Te Auaha Gallery, Wellington

2020  Group Exhibition, Artbourne, Wellesley College, Wellington

2020  Solo Exhibition, Interior Vision, Suite Gallery, Wellington


2020  Group exhibition, Have Something to Say #2, Te Auaha Gallery,  Wellington


2020  NZ Art Show Online, https://www.artshow.co.nz/artist-details/jasmine-chalmers/


2019  Group exhibition, Have Something to Say #1, Te Auaha Gallery,  Wellington

2019   Group exhibition, Matariki Design Festival, Te Auaha Gallery,  Wellington

2019  Group exhibition, New Perspectives, White Studios, Auckland



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