13 Dec – 18 Dec 2005
The annual Enjoy Gallery fundraiser.
At Home (in transit)
23 Nov – 9 Dec 2005
Tourists, exiles, immigrants, expatriates, and refugees. The idea of location determining identity has particular currency in contemporary society as travel becomes easier and the distances between countries seem to shrink.
2 Nov – 18 Nov 2005
Terry Urbahn has spoken of his interest in the mystical sense that the medieval landscapes of Europe emanate. before this show, Urbahn had just recently travelled to Europe for the first time and was struck by the sense of age, permanence, history and grandeur of the places and sites he visited. Spellbound played with the memory of travel, simultaneously revealing documentation's failure of truly conveying an experience and the dilemma faced by the artist in absorbing and adopting its influence.
SPECIAL at Enjoy: First year show
Andrew Barber, Chae-Hyon Cho, Clara Chon, Fiona Amundsen, Fiona Connor, Jason Lindsay, Joy Chang, Julien Dyne, Nick Austin, Simon Denny, Stacey Lim, Tamsen Hopkins, Tim Chapman, Wonmok Choi, Xin Cheng
12 Oct – 28 Oct 2005
The first year of art school is often set aside as a time to experiment with materials, ideas, scale and space in a way not possible within the secondary school curriculum. This can be either a liberating or terrifying experience. SPECIAL at Enjoy: First year show takes work from this playful period of freedom and inquiry, combining works by students currently in their first year of study at Elam, Auckland with the first year work of SPECIAL gallery board members and other practicing artists from Auckland and Wellington.
21 Sep – 7 Oct 2005
DEATH OF A B-MOVIE EMPIRE
Enter a world of stop-motion monsters, crude puppetry and dodgy special effects.
repeat performance 2005
Amy Howden-Chapman, Biddy Livesey, Bryce Galloway, Chris Cudby, Daniel Malone, John Borley, Louise Tulett, Sean Kerr, Shay Launder
12 Sep – 16 Sep 2005
As a result of 2004's Performance Week success, we decided to do it again. Enjoy Gallery presented repeat performance 2005, a week dedicated to the exploration of contemporary performance art. In 2005 we invited artists from within and outside Wellington to choose a performance of their own or from history to be re-performed.
24 Aug – 9 Sep 2005
Ice creams shared between lovers? Kisses that draw blood. A rejection that leaves the room tepid.
3 Aug – 19 Aug 2005
Michael Morley's paintings attempted to recreate abstract utopian ideas as graphic symbols. These inevitably operated as failures; an acknowledgement of the elusive nature of utopia and the futility of attempting to recreate it conclusively and with any authority. Failures too because of painting's reliance on failure and disappointment in order to proceed through successive and repeated deaths. The history of post-industrial global culture is replete with examples of failed utopias.
Everything I know at the Top I Learned at the Bottom
14 Jul – 29 Jul 2005
Marnie Slater was joined by Daniel du Bern and Jessica Reid to present her debut solo project Everything I know at the Top I learned at the Bottom.
Bekah Carran, Douglas Kelaher, Fiona Connor, G. Bridle, Gwen Norcliffe, Jade Farley, Jason Lindsay, Kim Paton, Leah Mulgrew, Liz Allan, Louise Tulett, Ros Cameron, Sriwhana Spong, William Hsu
4 Jul – 9 Jul 2005
Enjoy's Fifth Birthday
On July fourth 1776 independence was declared from Britain and the United States of America was born. Two hundred and twenty four years later, Enjoy gallery, also independent and liberated from commercial restraints, opened its doors to the public for the first time. Five years on, it was time to mark this momentous occasion and celebrate the longstanding dedication of the gallery's contributors and followers.
1 Jun – 15 Jun 2005
Campbell Kneale is a Lower Hutt resident whose cross-platform artworks have focused on the everyday mysticism of the New Zealand suburban experience and our mundane connections to 'the divine'.
The End of Water
25 May – 10 Jun 2005
Ideas for banners for The End of Water:
A Process of Bewilderment
Simon Denny, Tahi Moore
4 May – 20 May 2005
The distance from love to the heart is short and hard.
untitled (pictures, objects, Enjoy, Cuba St, Wellington, 2005)
Ella Bella Moonshine Reed
13 Apr – 29 Apr 2005
This work, untitled (pictures, objects, Enjoy, Cuba St, Wellington, 2005) runs alongside much of her other work in style and tangles in many of the same interests. She likes making slowed down loose room-studies of close history, plants, landscape, galleries, gallery assistants and art (but that's not all).
25 Mar – 8 Apr 2005
Sandra Schmidt continued to work with her signature plastic bead constructions in her solo exhibition, Soliloquy, at Enjoy. These meticulously constructed sculptures are produced by melting thousands of tiny plastic beads together to form pictorial objects.
8 Mar – 18 Apr 2005
The Bomb was an ironic comment on the decades-long hysteria about nuclear threat and growing up in the shadow of imminent nuclear disaster. For a New Zealand audience, this had the paradoxical quality of coming from the other side of the 'Iron Curtain'.
Angela Meyer, Gabrielle McDonnell, Karen Adams, Sonia Bruce
16 Feb – 4 Mar 2005
After a busy and exciting period of travel and the staging of a series of highly successful art exhibitions and events overseas, Angela Meyer returned to New Zealand bringing with her an exhibition of work by four female artists from here and abroad. Hunt draws on several of the tenets of the Arte Povera style; displaying open-ended experimentation towards materials and processes and scepticism towards overly intellectualised concepts, completed with a light, delicate and human touch.
1 Jan – 14 Feb 2005
Summer Residency #8
A four week programme presented by Marcus Williams + Jesse Williams, Ian Wells, Nicki Wynnychuk and Tao Wells.