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.
Enjoy Summer Residency
18 Jan – 14 Feb 2016
Enjoy is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2016 Summer Residency program, Johanna Mechen.
16 Dec – 19 Dec 2015
The 2015 Enjoy fundraiser!
5 Dec – 6 Dec 2015
A project about a house
In association with Enjoy Feminisms at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, November 12 - December 12, 2015.
With text by Pip Adam.
Dilohana Lekamge, Faith Wilson, Fresh and Fruity, Leafa Wilson, Olive Wilson, Sian Torrington, Single Brown Female
12 Nov – 12 Dec 2015
An Enjoy Trust project
Feminism in Aotearoa/New Zealand and abroad is often represented in the mainstream media as a white middle-class issue focused around sex and career. But this barely touches the edges of the multiplicity of feminisms and how feminisms have affected all of our lives. This year the Enjoy Trust put out a proposal call for exhibition works, actions, and pieces for the Enjoy Occasional Journal which expand the discourse on feminisms.
14 Oct – 7 Nov 2015
Death Workshop documents a workshop project Mori undertook with a group of student actors over the course of several months. The students were asked to imagine how they will die (not how they wished to die) and direct other student actors in enactments of these scenes as a short play.
it's not what you know, it's what you don't know
3 Sep – 26 Sep 2015
Clear your head. Breathe. Inhale the air and clear your mind. Write what you know. This is my mind speaking to yours. What does it want to tell you?
6 Aug – 29 Aug 2015
"She was the standard," Garcia says, "so whenever we printed anything, we had to pull Shirley in. If Shirley looked good, everything else was OK. If Shirley didn't look so hot that day, we had to tweak something—something was wrong.”
It's incredible..... It's all ours
1 Jul – 25 Jul 2015
“It's incredible...It's all ours” is a statement that poses multiple scenarios, aligning with the mentality of first-seen, then first-owned. It is a statement that has, in the past, referred to the land, its gifts and also to women. European men who travelled to the Pacific Islands, such as Jack London and Bengt Daniellson, wrote whimsical reports on their encounters with young women living there, with an enamoured fervency that shows both an infatuation and unnervingly predatory focus.
29 Jun – 1 Aug 2015
A landscape discovered through a series of physical conversations
Drawing on the early developments and success of the recent performance work Triumphs and Other Alternatives, this immersive installation invites different understandings of how material substances influence creative outcomes. Another Garden offers a new reading and landscape for materials once destined for the stage. No longer intended for part of a scene, the materials have been reconfigured to be experiential rather than performative, with new sound and light scapes created for the installation.
I thought I would of climbed more mountains by now
4 Jun – 27 Jun 2015
Moving image installation by Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi)
Mountain climbing is the oldest metaphor in the book for success, an analogy for conquering, a punch to sky in a kind of fuck-yeah triumph.
Something felt, something shared
Clare Hartley McLean, Gabrielle Amodeo, Kalya Ward, Ruby Joy Eade
7 May – 30 May 2015
Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something shared.
29 Apr – 2 May 2015
A Lonesome Scene… The lonely Tiger... Solitary Enlightenment... A Triumphant Rest…
A single scene stuck in a loop inside one texture… attached to only one moment... existing in its only world.
1 Apr – 25 Apr 2015
The photographs in the series Homewardbounder show the entrances to ‘adits’, or horizontal mineshafts, left in the West Coast landscape after exploration by gold miners during the 1860s gold rush. These dark, damp spaces convey a history of aspiration and struggle, as the men that sought to make their fortune there faced harsh realities: an unforgiving landscape, difficult working conditions and a hand to mouth existence.
20 Mar – 26 Mar 2015
Why do we replace our old jeans with new jeans that look old?
From the luxury Comme des Garçons concept store to Enjoy Gallery, Jade Townsend brings a selection of LED light works developed during her recent three-month residency in Beijing, China. Exploring the interplay between human values and the material world, the works focus on the construction of ‘taste’, reflecting the language of consumerist trends and the incredible vibrancy encountered in Beijing.