RM is an artist-run space, project office and archive.
Based in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand, RM is a gallery that places the work of local emerging artists alongside more seasoned practitioners. RM seeks to engage with the practices, discourses and modes of presentation that aren’t well-supported or easily accessible in Auckland.
Though we might look like a white cube, we are more interested in the potentials of an empty room – a space to gather, to think, to talk, to make, to share…
Established in 1997, RM is the country’s longest running artist-run-space. The members of the cooperative are Lila Bullen Smith, Deborah Rundle, Shelley Simpson, Vivienne Worn, Mark Schroder, Rebecca Steedman, Sarah Mohawk, Hannah Valentine and Ena Kosovac. Previous incarnations of the rm project have included rm3, rm212, rm401 and rm103.
Click here for a PDF compilation of some of the readings that helped shape RM after its shift to Karangahape Road in 2009. The readings discuss other galleries and initiatives including Mess Hall, Casco and the Insa Archive.