Here you’ll find interviews with artists, reading lists and more. Contributed by Enjoy’s interns, staff, artists and friends.
We love our building and, when the stars align, love to share it with other people. Margot Mills spent some time in our stairwell over the weekend and produced a beautiful video work addressing ideas of intimacy, labour and domestic space.
Over the past two days, our artist in residence, Johanna Mechen has been instructing visitors on how to capture their vitreous eye floaters, the small black lines and dots that swirl in our vision (I always thought mine were dust).
If you have walked up the stairs to visit the Book Fair this week, you may have noticed a computer sitting in our library space. As reading is on our minds, we thought we would share with you some of our favourite online haunts.
VideoARI brought together single-channel video works selected by artist-run-initiatives from across Australia and New Zealand. With a focus on artist-run-initiatives from outside of Melbourne, the exhibition operated as a platform through which the participating artist-run-initiatives could highlight a single video work from their region and present this within the Melbourne context. The works are displayed simultaneously across a dozen monitors, in a cacophony of video.
Angela Kilford is a Wellington based performance artist whose practice is centred on the act of walking and conversation as way of examining the physical, cultural and social histories of a given site.
Angela has recently exhibited the Reclamation Walk during the 2014 Performance Arcade and was part of the Enjoy Offsite exhibition The levelling of Puke Ahu in March 2015. Elisabeth Pointon has participated in a number of her works and sat down with Angela to discuss her most recent performance with Aliyah Winter–Walk on Fallow Lands at Toi Poneke.
Over the past year we have watched and cheered as three of our exhibiting artists have taken away the top prize across a number of New Zealand arts competitions.
And the winners are...
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.