PAST EXHIBITIONS

TYPEFACE: Enjoy

Vaimaila Urale

10 May – 2 Jun 2018
2018

Typeface continues an ongoing project by Vaimaila Urale that explores the dynamics of communication and social exchange. Beginning in 2012 from a collaboration with media artist Johann Norte, this expansive body of work brings together two distinct knowledge systems: traditional Polynesian design and the standardised symbols found on computer keyboards.

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and my heart is soft

Ange Perry, Bronte Perry

12 Apr – 6 May 2018
2018

and my heart is soft is an installation of sculpture and weaving by Ange and Bronte Perry. As mother and child with Pākeha, Māori and Croatian heritage, their collaboration confronts the ideas of unknowing and re-learning, exploring gaps and incommensurabilities in cultural knowledge and whakapapa through an open-ended, materially-driven dialogue.

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hardening

Aliyah Winter

8 Feb – 10 Mar 2018
2018

Revisiting historical representations of gender and sexuality, Aliyah Winter’s artistic practice considers these personal and shared histories within our present moment. Incorporating moving image, performance and archival research, the solo exhibition hardening is part of an ongoing project by Winter that revisits the biography of Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville.

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Indecent Literature

Robbie Handcock

1 Jun – 24 Jun 2017
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
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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