Heart of Glass
Isabella Dampney, Theo Macdonald
15 Mar – 7 Apr 2018
Heart of Glass is a collaborative project by Isabella Dampney and Theo Macdonald that plays between pop culture, present day media discourse and the contemporary art history of Aotearoa.
8 Feb – 10 Mar 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.
5 Jan – 30 Jan 2018
While on residency at Enjoy from 5–30 January 2018, artist and graphic designer Ella Sutherland will continue her current research on the poetics of typography and the way language is used to collect, archive and represent knowledge.
David Bennewith, Gregory Kan, Matilda Fraser, Victor & Hester
24 Nov – 16 Dec 2017
Delving into different modes of address and encounter, I digress explores the transmission of language through different technologies as a relational and open-ended activity. The artworks and collaborative approaches of this exhibition consider the forms of labour, exchange and unexpected detours of this process.
I huti a Manaia i te ika and his heart was broken
26 Oct – 18 Nov 2017
Through a series of moving image, sound and photographic works, Ngahuia Harrison’s exhibition I huti a Manaia i te ika and his heart was broken begins at the Marsden Point Oil Refinery at the mouth of the Whangarei Harbour (Northland, New Zealand).
28 Sep – 21 Oct 2017
A show about earth, flames, pottery and your location
Untitled Examination Project
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.
27 Jul – 26 Aug 2017
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 2017
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 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.
Caressing the Silver Rectangle
Jesse Bowling, Louise Lever, Maddy Plimmer
4 May – 27 May 2017
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 2017
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 2017
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 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.
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.