PAST EXHIBITIONS

He Kanohi Kitea

Tallulah Farrar

26 Nov 2021 – 4 Feb 2022
Tallulah Farrar, He Kanohi Kitea, 2021, digital illustration and vinyl print mural. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown. 

Tallulah Farrar, He Kanohi Kitea, 2021, digital illustration and vinyl print mural. Image courtesy of Cheska Brown. 

2021
Reading Room Mural

"He kanohi kitea" (a face seen) is an important saying and value in Māoridom, acknowledging the importance of meeting people face-to-face to build relationships and trust. Enjoy’s new commissioned artwork He Kanohi Kitea is situated in our reading room, an inviting place to nurture and encourage these interactions to take place. Within a global pandemic this acknowledges kanohi kitea hasn't always been possible, along with the realisation of how important the physical presence of seeing people face-to-face is to our overall wellbeing.

The name He Kanohi Kitea was gifted by our close friend and neighbour Tehani Buchanan. Thank-you so much for supporting this kaupapa. Much aroha to the whānau and for your mahi.

Sophia Coghini, Tautai Arts Intern 2021 at Enjoy has overseen this project as commissioning curator.

Thank-you to Jim & Mary Barr for your crucial support of this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Crofskey, exhibition curator.

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