PAST EXHIBITIONS

Untitled Examination Project

Callum Devlin

6 Sep – 23 Sep
2017

As a constructed space, the exam room is exhausting in its banality. Stripped bare of any visual information or distractions, it operates as a collectively occupied void—a battleground for the interrogation of memory, an exercise in justification and communication. 

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Indecent Literature

Robbie Handcock

1 Jun – 24 Jun
2017

Beginning with film stills and photographs from 1970s gay cinema and print erotica, Robbie Handcock’s paintings explore historic depictions of gay sexuality in order to consider contemporary queer existence. Indecent Literature comprises a suite of works that revisit canonical North American examples of gay media including the film Pink Narcissus (1971) by James Bidgood and Physique Pictorial—a quarterly magazine produced by Bob Mizer which featured young muscled men in bodybuilding poses, passing off the erotic as an interest in fitness in order to evade the period’s censorship laws.

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Trust us

Riff Raff

9 Feb – 4 Mar
2017
Enjoy Summer Residency

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. While on residency at Enjoy Public Art Gallery from 30 January – 19 February, Riff Raff will co-opt the gallery space as their production house, organising a live-streamed 12-hour telethon-style event to solicit a diverse collection of donated work from artists and the general public throughout the nation.

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Gardens against the sun

Constance Mary, Evangeline Davis, Wojciech Gasiorowski, Xander Dixon, Zoe Bokany

23 Nov – 10 Dec 2016
Wojciech Gasiorowski, STAG, Video Still, HD Video, 11min 26sec. Image courtesy of the artist.

Wojciech Gasiorowski, STAG, Video Still, HD Video, 11min 26sec. Image courtesy of the artist.

2016
An Enjoy Trust Project

Curated by Jordana Bragg, Gardens Against the Sun brings together photographic and moving image works that position the artist as both preservationist and conservator of not only the subject or environment depicted, but of temporality itself.

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The Asia-Pacific Century

Ahilapalapa Rands, Anna-Marie White, Balamohan Shingade, Bepen Bhana, Kerry Ann Lee, Lana Lopesi, Local Time, Melinda Webber, Peter Brunt

6 Aug – 20 Aug 2016
Lana Lopesi, Admixture 004, Admixture 002 (offset print) edition of 100, 2016.

Lana Lopesi, Admixture 004, Admixture 002 (offset print) edition of 100, 2016.

2016
Part One

The Asia-Pacific Century: Part One is an open research space that will be at Enjoy from August 6 – August 20, 2016. The Asia-Pacific Century is co-curated by Emma Ng and Ioana Gordon-Smith and led by Bepen Bhana, Peter Brunt, Kerry Ann Lee, Local Time, Lana Lopesi, Ahilapalapa Rands, Balamohan Shingade, Melinda Webber and Anna-Marie White.

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Latent Image

Caitlin Devoy

9 Jun – 9 Jul 2016
wood, lead, ink, wax, salt, dirt

wood, lead, ink, wax, salt, dirt

2016

Latent Image* responds both to the material qualities of the gallery space and its past incarnation as a photographic studio. Architectural details are miniaturized, inverted, burnt back. The familiar becomes unfamiliar, like the black sky in a photographic negative.

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Hidden City

Heather Hayward

13 Apr – 7 May 2016
2016

Dominant narratives around the economy tend to represent it as essentially capitalist—where waged work and the exchange of money are seen as the single most important parts of our economy. In these narratives, other forms of socio-economic exchange (such as bartering, gift-giving, sharing, cooperatives, foraging, and using common resources) are either dismissed as insignificant, or idealistic pipe dreams that could never work in contemporary society.

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Rupture / capture

Johanna Mechen

16 Mar – 9 Apr 2016
2016

Enjoy is pleased to present a new installation by Johanna Mechen, our 2016 Summer Artist in Residence.

Beginning with a quest to video her vitreous eye floaters, Mechen explores the relationship between Optometry and Photography, weaving historical and contemporary elements of both practices with factual and fictitious discoveries.

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