Category: 2013
Ena Kosovac

30 before 30

// Opening 6pm, Wed. 30 October

// Shows run from Thurs. 31 October until Sat. 16 November 2013

Please help yourself to the seed papers available. I hope you’ll find them useful.

Zak Penney

Issues

// Thurs. 10 October ‑ Sat. 26 October 2013
// Opening 6pm, Wed. 9 October 2013

Zak Penney (1988) lives and works in Auckland. Recent shows include LIFE at Grubby Corner (with L. Prince, 2012), Eunuch’s Eschaton at Gloria Knight (2012), PEOPLE at Window (2012), and LIVE FOREVER at Grubby Corner (with Glenn Otto, 2013).

 

Duas Cidades

Anthony Cribb

Bruno Baptistelli

Fábio Tremonte

Fernanda Barreto

Finn Ferrier

Gabrielle Amodeo

Michelle Beattie

Rafael RG

Yolunda Hickman

// Opening 6pm, Wed. 18 September

// Thurs. 19 September – Sat. 5 October 2013

Duas Cidades is an exchange between a group of five New Zealand and four South American artists to form a ‘single exhibition’ that occurs in two different galleries in two different cities at the same time: RM in Auckland, New Zealand and VEREDAS-SP in São Paulo, Brazil.

Separated by 12012km, an ocean and a continent, the initial motivation for the exchange project was to address geographical and geopolitical similarities and differences. However, over the course of eighteen months this project has become an on-going series of communications and miscommunications, understandings and misunderstandings, sudden strides forward followed by frequent postponements.

The resulting exhibition is a series of works which in parts address our initial motivations, but the works also reflect lost points of reference, concealed stories and misinterpreted information.  There continues to be a shared uncertainty as each group of artists interprets, installs and contextualises the unfamiliar works in their familiar spaces.

Facilitated by Fernanda Barreto and Gabrielle Amodeo

Black Market

RM Fundraiser

Contributors include:

Colleen ALTAGRACIA
Dan ARPS
Andrew BARBER
Cathy CARTER
Lydia CHAI
Xin CHENG
Matt COLDICUTT
Eleanor COOPER
Matthew COWAN
Matthew CROOKES
Kirsten DRYBURGH
Daniel ELLISON
James R FORD
Robert FRASER
Vanessa GLEYE
Geoffrey HEATH
Anya HENIS
Veronica HERBER
Shelley JACOBSON
Sean KERR
Daif KING
Sonya LACEY
Tessa LAIRD
Amy MACKINNON
Tahi MOORE
Louise MENZIES
Ivan MRSIC
Michelle OSBORNE
Lance PEARCE
Zak PENNEY
Oleg POLOUNINE
Toby RAINE
Dianne SCOTT
Emma SMITH
Talia SMITH
Sarah SMUTS-KENNEDY
Rebecca STEEDMAN
Harriet STOCKMAN
Tania SUNDE
Ben TANKARD
Susie THOMAS
Emma TOPPING
Erica VAN ZON
John WARD KNOX
Ruth WATSON
Tracey WILLIAMS
Lauren WINSTONE
Vivienne WORN

All works $100

First in first served, cash and carry.

 

// 6pm, Wednesday 11 September 2013

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Three weeks ago RM was robbed and two flatscreen monitors and three media players were taken. The thieves even stole the cover off the cushion on our benchseat, which Andrew Barber’s mum kindly made for us many years ago!

Fortunately we have insurance, but unfortunately the excess is $1000 and we’re currently entering a period where we’re running without funding. And to make matters worse, the screen and media players were on loan from another institution, so we urgently need to cover the costs. And that $1000 to replace the equipment might mean closing the gallery for a while unless we can find another way to raise the funds.

So we have asked a number of artists to donate works for a one-night fundraising show. Following in the footsteps of Enjoy’s annual fundraisers, all works will be $100, sold on a first in, first served basis, and available for take-away on the night.

We’ll also be running a raffle and serving some of RM’s famous refreshments, so come along anyway, even if you haven’t got $100 burning a hole in your pocket.

In keeping with secret identities of the behooded burglars (without whom this event wouldn’t have been possible) all works will be exhibited anonymously, and no names will be revealed until after the purchase has been completed (kind of like an all-ages Muka Youth Print show)

 

Any money raised beyond the $1000 excess fee will be used to cover the costs of a security system, and any leftovers will go towards the shows that happen in this period without funding.

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Shape Analysis

// Thurs. 29 August – Sat. 14 September

// Opening 6pm, Wed. 28 August 2013.

Shape Analysis has been informed by the process of mapping RM’s internal electro-magnetic fields such as telluric currents, man-made electrical currents and electromagnetic radiation, ley lines, and geopathic stresses. Site-specific geometric form has been generated in response to the mapping of these boundaries between points. In doing so, Shape Analysis is a process of thinking through space, and testing the nature of perception.

Expanded Map (2 of 2)

Jeremy Leatinu’u
Lize Mogel
Clare Noonan
Balamohan Shingade
Bob van der Wal
Ruth Watson

Curated by and Ruth Watson James Wylie

// Opening 6pm, Thursday 8 August

// Exhibitions runs: Fri. 9 August – Sat. 24 August 2013

Expanded Map (1) was held in May 2013 with artists Phil Dadson, Amelia Harris, Yolunda Hickman, Thomas Hinton, James Wylie, Gigi Scaria, Paul Janman and Scott Hamilton. We are looking for the residue of this first show to continue into the second. A publication made in conjunction with Index and RM that will bring all the art and artists together will be published and distributed during EM (2), as we wish to include installation shots from the second show.

Maps and mapping are no longer just about geographic features, but have expanded exponentially to include multiple objects and social events, from the galactic and the microscopic, to the transient to the ephemeral. Mapping is increasingly evident in a range of art practices, whether named as such or not.

As part of the exhibition, Balamohan Shingade invites you to join him for Room Yātrā, at midday on Sunday 18 August.

 

Dieneke Jansen and Biddy Livesey

There are remnants of small fires on the ping-pong table in the park 

// Thurs. 18 July – Sat. 3 August 2013

// Closing event, 3pm Sat. 3 August (NB: there will be no opening for this exhibition)

The relationships between people are reflected in and reinforced by the characteristics of urban space – gardens, parks, streets, houses. This project concentrates on urban spaces as spaces without a sense of being fixed, as they are experienced by the newcomer. Dieneke Jansen and Biddy Livesey draw on their shared-but-separate experiences of living as an artist-in-residence in the neighbourhood of Oud Charlois, Rotterdam, to create a dialogue about the potential for space being used in expected and unexpected ways, and the interactions exploring these possibilities creates within a community. The exhibition will be built up over three weeks through a series of interventions and responses, mimicking the artists’ correspondence between New Zealand and the Netherlands over five months in 2012.

Visitors are welcome from 18 July to see work-in-progress. The exhibition will be completed for the closing event on Saturday 3 August

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