PAST EXHIBITIONS

Cutouts

Ammon Ngakuru

18 Sep – 24 Oct
Ammon Ngakuru, Research image, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Ammon Ngakuru, Research image, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

Cutouts is an exhibition of new paintings and assemblage sculptures by Ammon Ngakuru. Exploring the material economies of gathered objects and a particular architectural site, Cutouts prompts us to reconsider biography or identity, exploring the way that history is read in the post-colonial context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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!ERROR!

Laura Duffy

18 Sep – 24 Oct
Laura Duffy, Research image, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Laura Duffy, Research image, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

For !ERROR! Pōneke-based moving image artist Laura Duffy has invited artists to dance in front of a green screen set up, and transported them to another, limitless, realm.

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Bush coat

Daegan Wells

31 Jul – 12 Sep
Daegan Wells, Research image, New Zealand Parliament, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Daegan Wells, Research image, New Zealand Parliament, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

Bush coat is an exhibition of new sculpture, moving image and textile work by Murihiku Southland-based artist Daegan Wells. Taking the social politics of wool as its starting point, Bush coat playfully interrogates the role of natural materials—and the craft forms and industry around them—in our shared and personal histories.

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Fire-lit kettle

Annie Mackenzie, Ashleigh Taupaki, Georgette Brown, Imogen Taylor & Sue Hillery, Li-Ming Hu, Salote Tawale

19 Jun – 25 Jul
Annie Mackenzie, Research image (Thermettes), 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Annie Mackenzie, Research image (Thermettes), 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

Creative energy is frequently spoken about in relation to a particular kind of passion or ignition, from the feeling of an initial spark to a sense of burnout. We often circle around the metaphor of tending a fire when trying to grasp at this as a question of maintenance as well as one of intuition. This speaks to resources, knowledge and relationships that require ongoing care and attention.

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2020 Summer Residency

Daegan Wells

3 Feb – 14 Mar
Image courtesy of the artist.

Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

We’re thrilled to announce Daegan Wells as Enjoy’s 2020 Summer Resident. Currently based in Southland, Daegan will spend six weeks in Pōneke from 3 February–14 March 2020. While here, he’ll stay at the Rita Angus Cottage in Thorndon, working out of the cottage’s Fernbank Studio.

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Soft Spot

Lucy Meyle

31 Jan – 7 Mar
Lucy Meyle, Research image, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Lucy Meyle, Research image, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

Breadzels
Chain mail
Egg before chicken
Mutual interference
Hagfishes
Eclairs/Croissants/‘Horn’ pastries
Bedroom/showroom/backroom
Allergies
Over-commitment
Patchwork
Thatched roofs

Soft Spot is a solo exhibition by Lucy Meyle driven by a sculptural exploration of types of containers and coverings, from those we interact with in everyday life to the more historic, fetishised or unusual. Looking at materials like slipcovers, crusts, shoes, and various kinds of ‘shells’, the artist considers how these can be interfered with in unexpected or humorous ways.

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Emerita Baik

31 Jan – 7 Mar
Emerita Baik, 14:27, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Emerita Baik, 14:27, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020

Emerita Baik contemplates form, abstraction and language in her exhibition 꿈 / ɯnʞʞ. Taking objects from her family home such as photographs, prayer cards and furniture as starting points, the artist has reworked their forms into playfully stacked structures or skeletons.

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The crab and the rock: landing at the resort

Deanna Dowling

30 Nov 2019 – 18 Jan 2020
Deanna Dowling, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Deanna Dowling, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019

The crab and the rock: landing at the resort is the second part of a project by Deanna Dowling that extends her ongoing research into the architectural design and lifespans of domestic dwellings. Pairing moving image works with architectural interventions, the exhibition is a further development of a solo exhibition, The crab and the rock〈螃蟹與岩石〉commissioned by Enjoy and presented at Taipei Contemporary Art Center earlier this year. Taking this as a starting point, the installation speculates further on architectural relations as well as the recontextualisation of documentation and other materials within a different setting.

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