PAST EXHIBITIONS

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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Enjoy Feminisms

Dilohana Lekamge, Faith Wilson, Fresh and Fruity, Leafa Wilson, Olive Wilson, Sian Torrington, Single Brown Female

12 Nov – 12 Dec 2015
Fresh and Fruity, Fresh and Fruity manifesto volume ii P​art one: The trouble with art #winaman Part two: The gallery girl reading on opening night. 

Fresh and Fruity, Fresh and Fruity manifesto volume ii P​art one: The trouble with art #winaman Part two: The gallery girl
reading on opening night. 

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. 

 

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Death Workshop

Hiroharu Mori

14 Oct – 7 Nov 2015
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.

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It's incredible..... It's all ours

Chantal Fraser

1 Jul – 25 Jul 2015
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.

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Another Garden

Muscle Mouth

29 Jun – 1 Aug 2015
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.

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Tiger

Muscle Mouth

29 Apr – 2 May 2015
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.

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Homeward bounder

Caroline McQuarrie

1 Apr – 25 Apr 2015
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.  

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Typical Relics

Jade Townsend

20 Mar – 26 Mar 2015
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.

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The levelling of Puke Ahu

Aliyah Winter, Angela Kilford, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Izzy O'Neill

7 Mar – 21 Mar 2015
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, old brick; good-bye, 2015. Image courtesy of Andrew Matautia.

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, old brick; good-bye, 2015. Image courtesy of Andrew Matautia.

2015
Offsite

This is a site-specific project that excavates several overlapping areas of interest:

1. The complex histories of Wellington's Puke Ahu (Mt Cook), less visible than the site’s dominant narrative – war commemoration.

2. The potential for contemporary artists to catalyse conversation and contribute cultural value, in responding to a carefully controlled government site of remembrance.

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Harboured

Mickey Smith

4 Feb – 28 Feb 2015
2015

Harboured is a real time exchange between the Port of Duluth and the Port of Auckland–respectively the artist’s hometown and the city in which the artist is establishing a new life. A personal narrative interweaves with issues of contemporary immigration–finding comfort in familiarity, navigating vast physical and emotional distances, integrating into a new society.

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