PAST EXHIBITIONS

Bling Ring

Clementine Edwards, Jenny Takahashi Palmer, Louie Zalk-Neale, Ming Ranginui, Nââwié Tutugoro

22 Oct – 11 Dec 2021
Bling Ring Moodboard, 2021, digital collage. Courtesy of Vanessa Mei, exhibition curator.

Bling Ring Moodboard, 2021, digital collage. Courtesy of Vanessa Mei, exhibition curator.

2021

Precious items can have an important role in ritual and performance, with connections to sacred and intimate body parts; be it a handmade vessel we drink water out of, a comb we brush our hair with, or an elegant ring passed down from generations. They can be made of rare materials, be well-crafted and artisanal, but more vitally tend to have emotional significance or spiritual importance, something that is passed on and carried through us, evoking the memory and presence of loved ones.

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Pieces of

Ruby 嫦潔 White

16 Jul – 25 Sep 2021
Image: Ruby White, Piggle, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist. 

Image: Ruby White, Piggle, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist. 

2021
Summer Residency

Pieces of is an exhibition of handmade ceramics, video work and biofuel research by Tamaki-based artist and cook Ruby White. Concentrating on rediscovering and repurposing traditional clay working techniques to create functional ceramic cookers White combines old and new technologies to "look with apprehension and hope toward climate change and our collective future."

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Help Yourself

Turumeke Harrington and Grace Ryder, with Sarah Hudson, Saskia Leek, Kristin Leek and Greta Menzies

28 May – 10 Jul 2021
Turumeke Harrington, View 8, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.

Turumeke Harrington, View 8, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.

2021

This exhibition is created for each other, excuse our selfishness. We offer each other conditions to work that avoid and deter the ridiculous and indefensible aspects of "normal" practice. This has been an extended period of trust and experimentation, resulting in an exhibition that cradles and nurtures the others’ ambitions, at times quite literally.

—Grace Ryder

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He waiata aroha

James Tapsell-Kururangi

9 Apr – 22 May 2021
James Tapsell-Kururangi, He waiata aroha, 2021, still. Image courtesy of the artist.

James Tapsell-Kururangi, He waiata aroha, 2021, still. Image courtesy of the artist.

2021

I started making this work when my kuia passed. I traveled home to live at her house for a year. I wanted to be close to her again. A story she told me that has stuck with me: the account of her father’s drowning on the Tongariro River in Tūrangi. I have since visited the spot again and again.

How does time pass in a day, in a year, in a life? Within Māori cosmology, Māui and his brothers famously bound Tama-nui-te-rā, onwatcher to our humanity. Before, it was cold and Māori were starved of time. Perhaps our movements were slow. Inhibited by an endless night.

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Lay in measures

Ed Ritchie, Megan Brady

9 Apr – 22 May 2021
Ed Ritchie and Megan Brady, Research image, 2021. Image courtesy of the artists.

Ed Ritchie and Megan Brady, Research image, 2021. Image courtesy of the artists.

2021

Lay in measures is a new exhibition by Ōtepoti Dunedin-based artists Megan Brady and Ed Ritchie. The exhibition considers how architectural composition unconsciously affects bodily experience, through small-scale interventions of sound, subtle sculptural installations and replicated furnishings.

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History reserves but a few lines for you

Areez Katki

19 Feb – 3 Apr 2021
Image: Areez Katki, In Small Places (Farrokh & Sohrab), 2018, cotton thread hand embroidery, hand-loomed tea towel. Image courtesy of the artist.

Image: Areez Katki, In Small Places (Farrokh & Sohrab), 2018, cotton thread hand embroidery, hand-loomed tea towel. Image courtesy of the artist.

2021

For History reserves but a few lines for you, Areez Katki presents a series of textile works which build upon the artist’s ongoing enquiries into craft traditions, sites of queer intimacy and the complexities of migratory experience.

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Bound in secret knots

Bena Jackson, Teresa Collins

19 Feb – 3 Apr 2021
Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins, After looking in the shed we looked on top, 2021, digital video, still. Image courtesy of the artists.

Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins, After looking in the shed we looked on top, 2021, digital video, still. Image courtesy of the artists.

2021

Working with discarded goods and salvaged materials, Bound in secret knots includes new sculptural and moving image works by Pōneke Wellington-based artists Bena Jackson and Teresa Collins.

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JustUs

Chevron Hassett

11 Dec 2020 – 13 Feb 2021
Chevron Hassett, JustUS, 2020, series of eight photographic prints, uniforms, detail. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

Chevron Hassett, JustUS, 2020, series of eight photographic prints, uniforms, detail. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown.

2020

JustUs is a new solo exhibition by Te Upoko o Te Ika-based artist Chevron Hassett. Drawing from his experiences growing up in Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Hassett has developed a photographic installation that explores the lived realities and representation of Māori men in contemporary Aotearoa.

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!ERROR!

Laura Duffy

18 Sep – 24 Oct 2020
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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Cutouts

Ammon Ngakuru

18 Sep – 24 Oct 2020
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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Bush coat

Daegan Wells

31 Jul – 12 Sep 2020
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
Summer Residency

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 2020
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 2020
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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Emerita Baik

31 Jan – 7 Mar 2020
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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Soft Spot

Lucy Meyle

31 Jan – 7 Mar 2020
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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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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