Ménage à Trois
Charles O’Loughlin, COBRA, Lisa Radford, Ry Haskings, Taree MacKenzie, Yuko Kamei
15 Nov – 8 Dec 2012
Ménage à Trois is an exhibition exchange between three artist‐run gallery spaces in the Asia Pacific region: Enjoy Public Art Gallery (NZ), XYZ Collective (JP) and TCB artinc (AUS).
3 Oct – 3 Nov 2012
Sometime later explores an interest in how an art work can exist as myth or ritual. By delving into a very sited act, such as a pilgrimage to a monument, Baxter’s work investigates the function of our own investment into the notion of the ‘significant moment’.
What Would I Do Without You
5 Sep – 29 Sep 2012
For the exhibition What Would I Do Without You, Betham employs the medium of video to explore contemporary notions of spirituality and nihilism in a poetic and absurd fashion. The films rehearse contemporary rituals or ad hoc games performed in sporting arenas. These games are original attempts at spontaneous questing—for the moment of fulfillment—in a post-nihilist or neo-transcendental manner.
On The Count Of Three!
Candice Stock, Jeremy Leatinu'u, Tanya Ruka
8 Aug – 1 Sep 2012
Featuring three moving image practitioners, this exhibition at Enjoy brings the work of Manukau Institute of Technology graduates to Wellington. Here, each of the artists enact, articulate and sometimes question social and cultural protocols that are specific to their own perspectives and experiences.
Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding?
Artemio, Daniela Edburg, Ihab Jadallah, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Louise Menzies, Mary-Louise Browne, Mike Heynes, Nathan Pohio, Nicholas Mangan, Ronnie van Hout
4 Jul – 4 Aug 2012
Featuring artists from New Zealand, Mexico, Palestine and Australia, Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding? is a collection of videos, photographs, sculptures and installations that explores the interplay between art and cinema.
CONCENTRATE ON WHAT YOU ARE DOING
Annsuli Marais, Lauren Redican
6 Jun – 30 Jun 2012
Everything is perfect and as it should be. If I could be more pleased, this would be a perfect increase in pleasure. It would result from further elements slotting into place, and the realisation that this now was as it had always been intended.
For James Hansen's Grandchildren
9 May – 2 Jun 2012
Lance Cash's digital photographic works seek to explore ideas of dislocation, representation and mediation with strong ethical and environmental concerns framing the content. The exploration of these ideas and concerns seeks to raise questions about the ontology of photographic representation, practices of viewing and established relationships to the assumed real world.
24 Apr – 5 May 2012
Blending scientific enquiry, philosophic thought and everyday lived experience, Illuminated investigates the New Zealand terrain and landscape. Using recycled glass, the artist connects this work to the tangible matter of everyday life. Robertson's practice has long been involved with issues surrounding natural and imposed features in the landscape, Illuminated forms a response to the patterns that are formed by built structures of domestic life and the architectures of our day to day existence.
Alexa Wilson, Alex Papanastasiou, DeeDeeWitt, Erica Sklenars, Oscar Enberg, Samin Son, Sheilah Wilson
11 Apr – 21 Apr 2012
A Collaborative Performance Collage
Exploring the tensions between live performance and the documentation of the event that follows, Ephemeral Traces is a 2 week schedule of performances and recordings at Enjoy Public Art Gallery.
Gary Peters, Lisa Martin, Natalie Ellen-Eliza
15 Mar – 7 Apr 2012
...sometimes the alphabet is ABJFHaaaGiLNrstyYCDETCF......and sometimes you get Nat, Lisa and Gary and mash them together (with a bit of cheap whiskey) in alphabetical order...linguistically speaking...
The Chinese Horoscope Show
Andrew Beck, Caroline Anderson, Chris Lundquist, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Jordon Brethauer, Kate Woods, Liyen Chong, Murray Hewitt, Rachael Grandon, Ruth Thomas-Edmond, Sam Mitchell, Sheng Xiang Liao, Tiffany Singh
16 Feb – 10 Mar 2012
Featuring a dozen international and New Zealand-based artists the show is an exploration of the Chinese Zodiac. Guest curated by Erica van Zon, the twelve contributing artists have been asked to consider and respond to their zodiac sign. The result is an eclectic range of work in various media that is both engaging and playful.
18 Jan – 11 Feb 2012
Immerse your body and psyche in an upside down geological vista; a circus for your senses; an alchemical mishmash of sights, sounds, delights and a whole other gauntlet of wonderful sensations.