Category: 2010

Eun Hyung Kim, Emilija Skarnulyte, Kota Takeuchi

// Opening 6pm, Wed. 1/12

// Thurs. 2/12 – Sat. 18/12 2010

Three artists looking at social issues embedded within three very different locations.

Eun Hyung Kim’s videos involve interviews with North Korean refugees living in the Netherlands, as well a border crossing from China into North Korea; Kota Takeuchi takes to the Japanese hometown ‘tradition’ with a baseball bat; and Emilija Skarnulyte’s drawings reflect on the lives of migrant workers in so-called ‘3D’ jobs (dangerous, difficult, demanding work.)

Daniel Webby

Blind Pig

// Thurs. 21/10 – Sat. 6/11 2010
// Opening night performance from 6.30pm

  • All welcome. Refreshments provided.
  • Adam Smith reckons “The real price of every thing, what every thing really costs to those who want to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it”.
  • Karl Marx would add (indirectly quoted) “relations between people take form as the properties of things”.
  • Of properties ascribed to things, value, as determination of utility or worth, is an attribute expressed in multiple forms.
  • Diamonds and water etc.
  • Within a specific historical context value can be mapped on a scale of ascendancy. This map, in turn, can be seen as an objectified schema for social relations.
  • Capitalism and alienation etc.
  • If a thing’s value is uncertain, social signification in relation to the thing is likewise.
  • Within this uncertainty an opportunity exists to re-map both the value of things and their prefiguration.
  • It is necessary to inhabit a thing in order for its potential as alternative prefiguration to be explored.
  • The gallery provides a context within which, through the presentation of an action and things, I seek to explore an alternative prefiguration of value.

Daniel Webby, Blind Pi

Kirsten Dryburgh

A Garden for Norman

// Thurs. 11/11 – Sat. 27/11 2010

Did you know that RM’s current space used to be a restaurant, and that its walls still have the telltale veneer of fat on them? Or that it was built for a man named Norman?

Inspired by past inhabitants of Tuatara house, Kirsten Dryburgh will draw the building’s history out over a two-week laboratory, in which experiments and gestures are performed/created to summon the ghosts of Tuatara past. Such processes will involve materials like concrete, rocks and plants – in reference to the Chelsea physics garden where apothecaries honed and preserved their knowledge of plant science. These materials will be used to animate the space and create a lab of living history and things.

Dryburgh is an artist who lets materials, living or inanimate, tell their own stories. She has a specific interest in natural phenomena and environmental science. As a result, she is also keen on the relationships between the natural world, society, technology and science. She often employs a research-based, investigative approach in her art practice, which then enables her to intuit new relationships and narratives.

Clara Chon and Yi-Zhen Lai-Tremewan

Lethargy Lost

// Thurs. 29/9 – Sat. 16/10 2010

In languages that derive from Latin, ‘compassion’ means we cannot look on coolly as others suffer; or, we sympathise with those who suffer. Another word with approximately the same meaning, ‘pity’ , connotes a certain condescension towards the sufferer. ‘to take pity on a woman’ means that we are better off than she, that we stoop to her level, lower ourselves.

– from The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera


Sam Rountree-Williams

// Thurs. 29/9 – Sat. 16/10 2010

Sam will exhibit a number of new works completed while studying as a guest at the Dusseldorf Art Academy between 2009 and 2010.


Lance Pearce

I know very well…
but all the same

// Thurs. 19/08 – Sat. 04/09 2010

‘It was a tiny cupboard of a room about six paces in length. It had a poverty-stricken appearance with its dusty yellow paper peeling off the walls, and it was so low-pitched that a man of more than average height was ill at ease in it and felt every moment that he would knock his head against the ceiling.’

– from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Drawer in a Chronological Manor

Akiko Diegel

Gabrielle Amodeo

Jill Sorensen

Nell Nutsford

Ryuzo Nishida

Matt Molloy

Rabdeep Singh

Part One:
Thursday 29 July to Saturday 31 July
Normal gallery hours

Part Two:
Thursday 5 August to Saturday 7 August
Normal gallery hours, including public artists discussion Saturday 7 August, 1.00pm.

Part Three:
Thursday 12 August to Saturday 14 August
Normal gallery hours, including closing event Wednesday 11 August 6.00pm.

Reasonable force

g. bridle, Fitts & Holderness, Marnie Slater, Société Réaliste and Sian Torrington

Curated by Melanie Oliver

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 26 May
// Show runs from Thursday 27 May until Saturday 12 June 2010

RM Gallery and Project Space
Thursday and Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

Samoa House Lane
Auckland Central 1010

We are located in the centre of Auckland, close to Karangahape Road. We are on Samoa House Lane, just off of Beresford Street -- look out for the incredible fale of Samoa House and you're nearly there.
We are  2 minutes walk from Artspace, Ivan Anthony and Michael Lett.

Recent Posts
Safe Space Alliance

RM is a member of Safe Space Alliance

A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that does not tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

A safe space does not guarantee 100% safety, rather, it’s a space that has your back if an incident (violence, bullying, or hate speech) were to occur.

Click here to find out more about Safe Space Alliance

The RM Archive Project

Help us identify what is in our Archive! We have digitised many slides in our archive and invite participation to identify them. Please click here to access the collection.

Our Boxed Archive
Since 2009 RM has been building an archive of material related to our exhibition and event programme. An index to the collection is available here.

Subscribe to the RM mailing list