past event

Soft Launch: As needed, as possible (Pōneke)

Saturday 14 Aug 2021

Image courtesy of GLORIA Books. 

Image courtesy of GLORIA Books. 

We're back in action after COVID-19 alert level delays! Please join us for the soft launch of co-published book As needed, as possible, Saturday 14 August, 1pm.

Copies of the book will be for sale for a special launch price of $20.00 (cash only). Join us for kai, drinks and gentle celebrations.

We are pleased to launch As needed, as possible: emerging discussions on art, labour and collaboration in Aotearoa alongside GLORIA, a book that explores the kind of spaces and culture we wish to be working in, and how we might arrive there.

Edited by Sophie Davis and Simon Gennard, and designed by Katie Kerr, As needed, as possible brings together reflective and experimental contributions from Aotearoa-based artists, writers, curators and other workers who have contributed to the development of contemporary art in small-scale and independent initiatives over the past few decades.

Reflecting on an iterative design and editorial process, the printed book collates and reworks digital contributions by Katie Kerr, Sarah Hudson and Zoe Thompson-Moore, Chloe Geoghegan and Emma Bugden, Public Share, Ema Tavola, Ōtautahi Kōrerotia and James Tapsell-Kururangi—originally published online—and new print-only contributions by Ella Grace McPherson-Newton, Sophie Davis and Simon Gennard.


For the launch Public Share have produced over 100 individually formed No nSense tumblers. The tumblers were made using white stoneware clay combined with clay sourced in 2014 from Fulton Hogan's Northwestern motorway construction site in Te Atatu, Auckland. Preoduced for everyday use, the tumblers encourage their owners to take a moment to have a break and enjoy a cuppa.

The production and distribution of the tumblers fromed the second part of Public Share's No nSense: an antidote to individualism contribution to As needed, as possible.