A working week
AAAH 2018 Writers' Occupation, GLORIA, Johnson Witehira
10 Sep – 29 Sep
Approaching the gallery as a space of development and conversation through three separate projects, A working week encompasses a series of consecutive one-week residencies and accompanying public programmes at Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Sharing a common interest in language, each project approaches the acts of writing, design and publishing from different viewpoints.
Frontyard, Hyperreadings, Louisa Afoa, Samiz Dat, Tim Larkin with Abe Hollingsworth
16 Aug – 8 Sep
Drawing on public infrastructure and collections of personal knowledge, Purpose-built examines contemporary sites of sharing, accessing and archiving information—probing the relationship between memory and physical space. Bringing together artworks, furniture, reading lists and digital content, the resulting installation sits somewhere between a space of display and a reading room. Visitors are encouraged to make use of the furniture and resources during the exhibition.
Margins & Satellites
5 Jul – 4 Aug
Margins & Satellites continues artist and designer Ella Sutherland’s ongoing enquiry into the relationship between printed matter, typography and social histories, focussing on what Sutherland describes as “a queering of mechanical reproduction.”
Looking in, breathing out
Hannah Valentine, Vivienne Worn
7 Jun – 30 Jun
Bringing together the work of Hannah Valentine and Vivienne Worn, Looking in, breathing out focuses on the physical actions and gestures of the body. By looking closely at painterly gestures, Worn considers how to negotiate art histories. For Valentine, physical action is a way to explore the material conditions of contemporary life.
10 May – 2 Jun
Typeface continues an ongoing project by Vaimaila Urale that explores the dynamics of communication and social exchange. Beginning in 2012 from a collaboration with media artist Johann Norte, this expansive body of work brings together two distinct knowledge systems: traditional Polynesian design and the standardised symbols found on computer keyboards.
and my heart is soft
Ange Perry, Bronte Perry
12 Apr – 6 May
and my heart is soft is an installation of sculpture and weaving by Ange and Bronte Perry. As mother and child with Pākeha, Māori and Croatian heritage, their collaboration confronts the ideas of unknowing and re-learning, exploring gaps and incommensurabilities in cultural knowledge and whakapapa through an open-ended, materially-driven dialogue.
Heart of Glass
Isabella Dampney, Theo Macdonald
15 Mar – 7 Apr
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
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
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.