11 Dec 2020 – 13 Feb 2021
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.
Optimism and its afterlives
Jane Zusters, Matthew Galloway, Naeem Mohaiemen, Selina Ershadi
30 Oct – 5 Dec 2020
Optimism and its afterlives thinks around a series of transitional moments, including works by artists who have found themselves witness to or bound up in scenes of change.
18 Sep – 24 Oct 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.
18 Sep – 24 Oct 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.
31 Jul – 12 Sep 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.
Annie Mackenzie, Ashleigh Taupaki, Georgette Brown, Imogen Taylor & Sue Hillery, Li-Ming Hu, Salote Tawale
19 Jun – 25 Jul 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.
This is a library
Christina Pataialii, Claudia Jowitt, Salome Tanuvasa, Teuane Tibbo
13 Mar – 18 Apr 2020
This is a library, curated by Hanahiva Rose, is an exhibition of work by Teuane Tibbo, Christina Pataialii, Salome Tanuvasa and Claudia Jowitt.
2020 Summer Residency
3 Feb – 14 Mar 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.
31 Jan – 7 Mar 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.
31 Jan – 7 Mar 2020
Egg before chicken
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.
Elbow-room in the universe
Amy Howden-Chapman, Fiona Williams, Sholto Buck, val smith, Sonya Lacey
22 Jan – 25 Jan 2020
Elbow-room in the universe is a performance-based project curated by Victoria Wynne-Jones that includes work by artists Sholto Buck, Amy Howden-Chapman, Sonya Lacey, val smith and Fiona Williams.
The crab and the rock: landing at the resort
30 Nov 2019 – 18 Jan 2020
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.
The making of bread, etc.
4 May 2019 – 1 Aug 2020
For The making of bread, etc. artist Zoe Thompson-Moore will made bread to be shared at selected Enjoy events between May 2019 and August 2020, collaborating with other women who bake bread at home for each iteration of the project.