Here you’ll find interviews with artists, reading lists and more. Contributed by Enjoy’s interns, staff, artists and friends.
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.
We descended into New York City through a lightening storm, into the heart of the cultured metropolis we were so eager to explore. After waiting for an hour or two at 3am in the morning, our transport finally arrived and 23 jetlagged, yet wired and excitable Wellington art students filed onto the bus.
This Sunday at Enjoy, 17 year old St Mary's College student Zoe Bokany is presenting her performance Life Line. The piece will trace a continuous line following the pattern of breath.
Curated by Christopher Handran, Correspondences formed a connection between Boxcopy, Brisbane and Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington. The project provided an opportunity for each space to form a long-distance view of the other, drawing on their corresponding exhibition archives as starting points for new curatorial projects.
For the third consecutive morning in a row, caffeinated beverage in hand, I walked up George Street towards The Octagon.
"All art is communication. It was never intended to operate as a match for the decor."
– Stuart Shepherd
February this year marked the first NXT:14 Youth Leaders Conference hosted in Auckland and co-sponsored by the Auckland Pride Festival Trust and the US Embassy.
Drawing practice is very important when you’re doing an arts degree, and it’s easy to get caught up in an intense pencil sketch or portrait.
Two weeks and a myriad of paint later, it is complete.
Whatever you want by our friends Lauren Redican and Annsuli Marais is a billboard work located on Ghuznee St, and will be on show until the end of February. It is funded by the Wellington City Council Public Arts Fund.
In October 2013 Eliana Joy sent Enjoy a collection of four books to be added to our Library. Each book contains a group of notes collected at a different New Zealand art institution; Creative Arts from Massey, Elam from University of Auckland, Ilam from University of Canterbury, and Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology. The following is her reflection on the project.
Through The Keyhole's three artists talk about guilt and shame in quite different ways. Some visitors peek through the keyhole for a moment at Olaf's video installation Keyhole Woman, 2012, and then seem to glance around to check if anyone has seen their voyeuristic action.
Erwin Olaf is a unique Dutch artist who creates his work through often haunting, cinematic drama. His photographs possess an emotional stroke of brilliance throughout each artwork, connecting the photographs together to create a cohesive and expansive story; or rather the idea of a story, the suggestion of a story. He does not explicitly inform the viewer, he creates his work for interpretation, to suggest narrative rather then impose it.
Art connects each one of us and draws us in, each in a uniquely personal way. Many artists choose to do this through exploring human connection and relationships.
Attention has its own behavior, its own dynamics, its own consequences. An economy built on it will be different than the familiar material-based one.
Ema Tavola is a writer, curator and self described art-hustler based in South Auckland.
When working on my art projects I like to count the hours I spend working. I mark the hours off on a piece of paper taped to the wall. I’ve been doing this for years now. I feel more secure this way. I realise quality of output is more important than time spent but since I started this routine, I cannot seem to stop.
I was interested to hear that vagrancy is one of the key complaints from anti-dOCUMETA factions, of which there are several. So I decided to visit the Hessian city with no concrete plan beyond seeing a lot of art.
Though only two of the show's stars actually work in what can truthfully be described as a "gallery", and "art" makes but peripheral, fleeting cameos, Gallery Girls has been occupying my waking and working thoughts lately.