Here you’ll find interviews with artists, reading lists and more. Contributed by Enjoy’s interns, staff, artists and friends.
Over the last decade, Enjoy Gallery has hosted artists, designers, curators and collectives in the gallery during the summer months. The gallery has been used as a studio, publishing house and exhibition space, as well as playing host to an expansive range of public programmes and collaborative events.
Kalya Ward discusses the research behind her work The Ghost of William Harper as part of the group exhibition Something felt, something shared.
An ANZAC reading list
Over my last two trips to Auckland I have established a very exhausting routine of trying to visit every gallery I can, all in the one or two days, from the shiny dealer galleries to new artist run initiatives and established community spaces.
On the morning of Friday the 27th of February artist Ryan Ballinger and I held our second interview (this time over the phone), to discuss his recently completed and up and coming projects.
Meet the artists from Between Wind and Water
We may have five senses, but we don’t take note of them equally. As a society we headline our lives with where we ate, what we ate, and whom did it best. When we enter a space we subconsciously attune to what surrounds us.
I'm here with Ryan Ballinger, joining me from New Plymouth as he completes an artist in residency project with 30 Upstairs Gallery.
The time I spent as an intern at Enjoy Public Art Gallery was a fantastic eye-opener into the history and running of an overwhelmingly welcoming organisation.
Confessions of a Poor Collector is a tiny reprint of a booklet written in 1970 by US art collector, Eugene Schwartz.
Angela Tiatia is a New Zealand artist now living in Sydney and has exhibited widely, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Mexico City and Honolulu.
“There’s beauty in ruins”
At 6pm on the 17th of September, 2014, The Adam Art Gallery hosted a one off open forum and performance by Rachel Shearer called ‘Feminist Sound Waves’. The event was part of the recent Adam Art Gallery exhibition, ‘What is a Life’ by Kim Pieters.
On Friday 28th of February 2014 at 9:35am I arrived at Enjoy Public Art Gallery for a meeting to discuss the potential of me participating in a six month internship. Admittedly, I was slightly late.
We descended into New York City through a lightening storm, into the heart of the cultured metropolis we were so eager to explore. After waiting for an hour or two at 3am in the morning, our transport finally arrived and 23 jetlagged, yet wired and excitable Wellington art students filed onto the bus.
This Sunday at Enjoy, 17 year old St Mary's College student Zoe Bokany is presenting her performance Life Line. The piece will trace a continuous line following the pattern of breath.
Curated by Christopher Handran, Correspondences formed a connection between Boxcopy, Brisbane and Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington. The project provided an opportunity for each space to form a long-distance view of the other, drawing on their corresponding exhibition archives as starting points for new curatorial projects.
For the third consecutive morning in a row, caffeinated beverage in hand, I walked up George Street towards The Octagon.
"All art is communication. It was never intended to operate as a match for the decor."
– Stuart Shepherd
February this year marked the first NXT:14 Youth Leaders Conference hosted in Auckland and co-sponsored by the Auckland Pride Festival Trust and the US Embassy.