18 Dec – 18 Dec 2017
The Annual Enjoy Fundraiser
Join us at the gallery on Monday 18 December from 5:30pm for your chance to purchase incredible artworks by Enjoy’s friends and supporters. All proceeds raised will help to support Enjoy's 2018 programme.
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.