15 Dec – 19 Dec 2009
And X-Mas Party!
The annual Enjoy fundraiser and x-mas party is back. Buy Enjoy 2009 features over 40 works and services priced at $125 or less; with local acts Sophie Burbery, Gucci and Diana Rozz (free entry!)
19 Nov – 12 Dec 2009
A concerned child of film, television, and the Simpsons, Bellamy is determined to do his bit for a healthier screen culture. Part of a generation he characterises as fixated by screens of all sizes, he challenges the apathy this modern relationship fosters. He asks audiences to not just passively accept empty messages and instead figure out how they can be more critically engaged.
Don Driver, Maiangi Waitai, Ron Dixon
22 Oct – 14 Nov 2009
Enjoy presents Tea Time, a show featuring three artists who each challenge the mould of contemporary art practice.
Erica Sklenars, Justine Walker, Vivian Lynn
23 Sep – 17 Oct 2009
All in different stages of their careers, Lynn, Walker and Sklenars' individual practices deal with contemporary trajectories relevant to the female experience. Collectively, they speak to a wider social conscience, responsibility, and identity within New Zealand society.
Too Orangey for Crows
James R Ford
27 Aug – 19 Sep 2009
Having recently relocated to Wellington, Ford's first engagement with New Zealand audiences rests between two locales. Obsession; humor; failure; play; repetition; boredom: Ford delves into the activities and influences of his '80s childhood as a way of both embarking, and staying-put. "Kia-Ora," as the historically-rooted but culturally de-contextualised British softdrink proclaims, beckoning both a greeting and parting note at once.
Dove Tail Joint
30 Jul – 22 Aug 2009
With a 'found' parachute, two paintings, an expanse of cassette tape innards and a hand-embroidered rug, Dove tail joint presents a collision between seemingly disparate objects, a variety of processes, and pop-cultural references.
The Urban Workshop: Cuba St Portraits
Albrecht Fuchs, Andrea Bednarek, Andrew Beck, Jake Mein, Jonathan Kay, Matt Queree, Miriam Douglas, Nick Buckley, Nina Van der Voorn, Olivia Taylor, Ryan Jellyman, Wolfram Hahn, Zoe de Boehmler
2 Jul – 25 Jul 2009
Enjoy Public Art Gallery, the Goethe-Institut and Massey University School of Fine Arts present The Urban Workshop: Cuba St Portraits, a group exhibition that combines the work of German photographers Albrecht Fuchs and Wolfram Hahn, with eleven emerging photographers.
Damian Stewart, Giles Whitaker, Janine Randerson, Mike Heynes, Phil Dadson, Stella Brennan
18 Jun – 28 Jun 2009
Contemporary digital artwork from Aotearoa, New Zealand
Digital art has emerged both locally and internationally alongside the development of new technologies. Artists from a variety of backgrounds have adopted digital tools and production methodologies as a means of realising new works, creating fresh perspectives on traditional mediums, and engaging new and innovative platforms for contemporary art.
21 May – 13 Jun 2009
Enjoy is proud to present In Dialogue, the first solo-show by Wellington based artist Darryl Walker. On display at Enjoy is a sound sculpture, and multi-channel video pieces documenting two distinct yet dialogic bodies of work.
gains on losses
John Ward Knox
23 Apr – 16 May 2009
In gains on losses, Auckland artist John Ward Knox's sculptural language of nuance, traversal and critical materiality will exist within, while also implicating the gallery space.
Holloway Road: The Alleged Visitation by L.M
Fitts & Holderness
26 Mar – 18 Apr 2009
Enjoy Gallery is pleased to make public a series of documentary photographs, ten screen tests and three new interviews* concerning Holloway Road: The Alleged Visitation by L.M. This material will be accessible for three weeks.
The National Drawing Award
21 Feb – 14 Mar 2009
The National Drawing Award 2008/9 is the third in an ongoing biennial event hosted by New Zealand's leading independent contemporary art galleries: ARTSPACE, Auckland and The Physics Room, Christchurch. This year Enjoy Public Art Gallery is proud to join the NDA.
Le ‘Welsh' Man's 24hour
12 Feb – 12 Feb 2009
One Day Sculpture
Feeling that every one of the 24 hours should count, Bedwyr Williams' contribution to the One Day Sculpture series brings us the union of motor-sports and art.
22 Jan – 14 Feb 2009
Enjoy is proud to announce the arrival of acclaimed Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams in Wellington.