Enjoy Summer Residency
Opening: Wednesday 8 February, 5.30pm
Parodying and re-working art-world tropes, personalities and pop culture references, Riff Raff employ theatrical devices as vehicles for social commentary, embracing chaos and humor through improvisation.
While on residency in Wellington from 30 January-20 February, Riff Raff (Daphne Simons and Li-Ming Hu) will co-opt Enjoy’s gallery space as their production house, organising fundraising-style events—including a live-streamed 12-hour telethon—to solicit a diverse collection of donated work from artists and the general public throughout the nation.
Following this, the collection will be offered to the Chartwell Trust. If they do not accept the offer, Riff Raff will form their own trust to manage the collection, the Trust Us Contemporary Art Trust (TUCAT). Donated works will be digitally and physically archived by TUCAT for future accumulation and display opportunities.
Call for Donations!
Do you make art?
Are you dying to donate your art via telethon run by the Trust Us Contemporary Art Trust (TUCAT) at Enjoy Gallery this summer?More info
About the artists
Riff Raff originated as a semi-imaginary artist-run space started by Li-Ming Hu with special guest founding member Daphne Simons in mid-2016.
Li-Ming Hu is based in Auckland and has studied at AUT and Elam. Recent projects include All Lines Converge (group artist publication), Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Taranaki; Seager's Walters Prize, Mirage Gallery, Auckland; Public Domain Art Fair, Demo Gallery, Auckland and You'll Never Work In This Town Again, Canapé Canopy, Auckland.
Daphne Simons is based in Auckland, with a BFA from Whitecliffe College. Recent projects and collaborations include; Stone Cold Cuts, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, 2016; Fly-Suit (a live demonstration), NZ on TV Gallery, Auckland, 2016; Canapé Canopy (co-organised with Mark O'Donnell), Auckland, 2016; Roof Access/ Public Sculpture 101, Artspace Chartwell Stairwell Commission, Auckland, 2014 - 15; Menlo Park Cowboys (with Mark O'Donnell), Window, Auckland, 2014; Car Sick, The Film Archive, Auckland, 2014; Campaign (summer residency with Mark O'Donnell), Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch, 2013.