Untitled Examination Project
6 Sep – 23 Sep
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.
27 Jul – 26 Aug
Enjoy is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by George Watson, accompanied by a text by Anna Rankin to be released on opening night.
Quishile Charan, Salome Tanuvasa
29 Jun – 22 Jul
Bringing together the work of Quishile Charan and Salome Tanuvasa, Namesake explores the related ideas of lineage and displacement, developed within an atmosphere of friendship and close dialogue between both artists.
1 Jun – 24 Jun
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.
Caressing the Silver Rectangle
Jesse Bowling, Louise Lever, Maddy Plimmer
4 May – 27 May
As digital technologies shift and evolve, they open up new and increasingly complex interfaces with notions of identity and embodiment. In this way, the design language of media such as spam ad banners, laptop track pads and voice assistants like Siri each betray underlying assumptions about the needs and desires of the user.
Look out, Fred!
Evangeline Riddiford Graham
6 Apr – 29 Apr
Look out, Fred! is a new installation by Evangeline Riddiford Graham that explores relationships between contemporary mythmaking and classical texts.
WITCH BITCH presents Statuesque Anarchy
Manu Vaea, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Sione Monu
10 Mar – 1 Apr
Enjoy is pleased to present a new moving image work and series of public programmes by the artist collective WITCH BITCH, curated by FAFSWAG’s Tanu Gago.
9 Feb – 4 Mar
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.
14 Dec – 17 Dec 2016
The Enjoy fundraiser is back!
Join us for the opening night and help Enjoy celebrate the End of 2016.
Gardens against the sun
Constance Mary, Evangeline Davis, Wojciech Gasiorowski, Xander Dixon, Zoe Bokany
23 Nov – 10 Dec 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.
Spilled brains / synthetic circuits
20 Oct – 12 Nov 2016
Hannah Hallam-Eames works between audio, video, digital animation and sculpture. Her recent projects employ ‘transformation machines’ to explore a post-industrial, cybernetic landscape.
walking forwards backwards
22 Sep – 15 Oct 2016
walking forwards backwards explores the practice and traditions of weaving within contemporary social and economic systems.
For any who come to take from here
25 Aug – 17 Sep 2016
Through a series of moving image works and performative actions, For any who come to take from here considers the home as a site of knowledge, refuge and isolation, asking what memories can be found in spaces we live and have lived in.
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
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.
Once there were no windows
27 Jul – 30 Jul 2016
Ephemera from the Enjoy Archives
On June 4, 2000 the windows were removed and the doors of an upstairs room at 174 Cuba St were opened for the first exhibition of Enjoy Gallery.
9 Jun – 9 Jul 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.
turn left at the end of the drive
12 May – 4 Jun 2016
Through physical and chemical processes, Jay Hutchinson’s elaborate hand-embroidered pieces recreate and relocate the quiet marks, colours and textures of Newtown, Wellington.
13 Apr – 7 May 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.
Rupture / capture
16 Mar – 9 Apr 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.
News of the Uruguay Round
17 Feb – 12 Mar 2016
Mike Heynes’ multi-channel video installation News of the Uruguay Round investigates the reason behind the ongoing lack of local content on our screens and airwaves.