Category: 2014
Rebecca Steedman

SkyRadio

// Opening Wednesday 26 November, 6pm
// Exhibition runs until Saturday 13 December 2014

Rebecca Steedman presents a selection of electrical atmospheric sounds recorded during her recent Arteles residency in Finland, alongside visual representations of these sounds/ experiences using natural mixes of clay, mineral reactions, and glazes and stains.

The presented recordings are mainly from Enontekiö (Lapland), where, Steedman stood on a frozen lake in the middle of the night or around dawn in order to capture electrical waves created by lightning and solar storms. Recorded with an extremely low frequency (ELF) receiver, the crackles or static created by natural phenomenon are interlaced with fluctuating man-made sounds generated from things like distant power lines. SkyRadio builds upon Steedman’s ongoing interest in exploring ways to represent/ground ephemerality.

Rebecca Steedman, SkyRadio Rebecca Steedman, SkyRadio

Yolunda Hickman and Amy Unkovich

Terrace Setting

// Opening Wednesday 5 November, 6pm
// Exhibition runs until Saturday 23 November 2014

Yolunda Hickman and Amy Unkovich present a series of paintings and objects that sit in a space between decorative and functional. Substrates contain and hold surfaces in space, using the texture and pattern of terrain as both material and image. Large spaces are compressed into dense pattern and ornamental facades are stretched across frames in a new spatial configuration. The outcomes are often a strange mix of colourful anti-form and structured geometric objects. Disjunctive surfaces and images meet and part between two and three dimensions. The geometric and structural meet with the formless and gestural.

 

 

Philippa Emery

Home Studio

// Opening Wednesday 15 October
// Exhibition runs until Saturday 1 November 2014

There are times when I feel like I’ve given over my home to my things. They nestle in, surrounded by the comfort of soft surfaces, colours, and complexity. I make an object, which then gets swallowed by the clutter, and the importance of its making becomes numbed by the mass of useless stuff it joins. Attempts at combining the art with the junk results in awkward objects. Attempts at categorising reveals endless categories. By engaging with this endless pile-up I am overwhelmed with a dizzying sense of both joyful possibility and painful impossibility.

The Home Studio project explores the merging and undoing of art objects in the home. As my studio dissolves into my home space new relationships between things start to emerge. Objects that I might call ‘house things’ and objects I see as ‘art things’ become vital to each other: they are both inhabitants of a space that has come to represent a history of production, need, and memory.

Jasmin Werner

Collapsing horizons

// Opening Wednesday 24 September
// Exhibition runs until Saturday 11 October  2014

 

Collapsing horizons presents the work Pangi Metamorphosis (2013 – 2014) by the German artist Jasmin Werner.

Pangi Metamorphosis is a series of terry cloth towels woven from digital photographs using the Jacquard technique. The work takes as its starting pointpangis: Wrap skirts which are worn for traditional dances in the Maroon culture of Surinam. During Jasmin Werner’s residency in Moengo, Surinam worked with Lotte Effinger to reinterpret pangi. Having its  roots in Africa, the pangi came to Surinam (former Dutch Guyana) through the slave trade. Fusing the British checkered fabric used for pangi in Surinam with Dutch waxed print, the reinterpretations embody the convergence of trading routes. Photographic details of the wrap skirts are transformed into beach towels, adding a final layer to the route of the pangi. The works were realised at the Piet Mondrian Fond residency in Moengo, Surinam.

Jasmin Werner’s art deals with the concept of the foreign, and the projections connected to that.  She was born in 1987 and currently studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.

Jasmine Werner, 'Collapsing Horizons', installation view. RM, 2014

Jasmine Werner, 'Collapsing Horizons', installation view. RM, 2014

Jasmine Werner, 'Collapsing Horizons', installation view. RM, 2014


This exhibition has been made possible with the support of the Mondrian Fund

Thanks to the support of the K’Rd Business Association, the exhibition is part of Art Week 2014.

Political Party tonight!

The closing event for ELECTIONS 2014, from 6pm, Saturday 20 September 2014

Old Folks Association Hall, Gundry Street, Newton

Tonight's performance cancelled

Unfortunately the DECOLONISE event scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Please join us on Saturday evening 20/9 at the Old Folks Association Hall on Gundry Street for the closing event for ELECTIONS 2014, featuring a live stream, music and more…

ELECTIONS 2014

Aindriú Macfehin
Anisha Sankar
Ben Morea
BJ’s soup
Carmel + NTDRLNGS
Daniela Reyes
David Merritt
Decolonise
Eleanor Cooper
HEPT
Jonathan King
No Fixed Abode
Phil Tuu
Salome Tanuvasa + Natasha Matila-Smith
Tuafale Tanoa’i (AKA Linda T)
Tao Wells

// Thursday 4 September – Saturday 20 September 2014
// Opening event 6pm, Wednesday 3 September

What are the implications of putting energy and value into the voting process from the perspective of revolutionary politics?

With long and short term goals in mind, what does it mean to vote today? Does focusing on voting politicise young people or create a distraction from gaining critical perspectives on the current system that could achieve more substantial change?

How can we weigh immediate need against long term change and how can we put this into action?

ELECTIONS 2014 addresses these issues with discussions, performances, artworks and events from Wed 3 September – Sat 20 September at RM

Wednesday 3 September, 6pm
opening night:
Performance by Hept
Tuafale Tanoa’i (AKA) Linda T
BJ’s soup
Asians for ACT: Oriental delicacies

Thursday 4 September, 6pm
Imagining life after Capitalism
A group discussion with Aindriú Macfehin

Monday 8 September, 6pm
Political Debate:
What are the implications of voting?
How to do it if you’re keen:
Tactical voting with Jonathan King

Thursday 11 September, 8pm
Recordando de Once de Septiembre:
Remembering September 11, a film screeing of the movie ‘No’ with Daniela Reyes

Thursday 18 September, 8pm
Decolonise:
Spoken word with the crew and guests

Saturday 20 September, 6pm
Closing night
Election: Live stream at RM
Afterparty with Magic Sam and Linda T at Old Folks Ass, Gundry Street

Brun Alen

Scotch Thistle Kombucha

// Saturday 9 August 2014, 12pm – 6pm
// Sunday 10 August  2014, 12pm – 4pm

// Opening reception from 5pm on Saturday 9 August

Brun Alen’s Scotch Thistle Kombucha will be available during Clement and van der Wal’s exhibition.

Making kombucha and managing business is something we do together. Is starting a business conjointly a 101 no-no for relationship wellbeing? Kombucha is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that, when brewed with tea, produces a sparkling fermented tea tonic. The myriad medicinal and nutritional uses attributed to kombucha have seen it labelled a ‘cure-all’ drink. Brun Alen is our kombucha brand. Based in Auckland, Brun Alen supplies galleries and events with small batch, specialty brews; a new flavour every fortnight.

For RM Gallery Brun Alen has produced a special tea. Scotch Thistle was introduced to New Zealand in the early 1800s inadvertently by farmers and is popularly considered a weed. Its health benefits include its astringent and anti-cancer properties. The bottle might be a locus for your attention, the moot point is how you are going.

Gesundheit. Brun Alen.

 

Brun Alen Kombucha on facebook

 

This is the third in a series of events at RM to accompany our participation in International Artist Initiated at David Dale Gallery. For this exhibition, RM has taken the work of thirteen collectives and collaborative groups to Glasgow. And for these associated events at RM we have invited the participants in our project at David Dale to look at ways that they might recontextualise their work for our community back in Auckland.

Ben Clement & Bob van der Wal

Supersite Cowboys

// Saturday 9 August 2014, 12pm – 6pm
// Sunday 10 August  2014, 12pm – 4pm

// Opening reception from 5pm on Saturday 9 August

Ben Clement and Bob van der Wal present a series of documentation artifacts from the collaborative work Supersite Cowboys, made for RM’s participation in International Artist Initiated in Glasgow

Working as foreign correspondents to one another, the iconic sight seeing experiences of LDN (van der Wal) are sent to AKL (Clement) as plastic souvenirs and images to be manufactured into new objects of movement: Glossed up, superimposed and slipstreamed, ready for competition. These objects are passed back to meet van der Wal in GLA to be sited and sighted within the media landscape of the 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.

 

This is the third in a series of events at RM to accompany our participation in International Artist Initiated at David Dale Gallery. For this exhibition, RM has taken the work of thirteen collectives and collaborative groups to Glasgow. And for these associated events at RM we have invited the participants in our project at David Dale to look at ways that they might recontextualise their work for our community back in Auckland.

Wednesday Night Pottery

Wednesday Night Pottery presents:

A screening of Ghost

// 6pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014
// RM, Samoa House Lane, Auckland

Every Wednesday evening for the past year, an interchanging group of artists and makers have been gathering in a shed in Grey Lynn to play with clay. The group is a mixed bag – of ages (mental and physical), expertise, and style. Rather than focusing on any specific outputs, the nights normally revolve around Making together, sharing techniques, resources, and laughs.

Whenever we tell anyone about the Wednesday Night Pottery group they always bring up the movie Ghost. Even the hit American television series Community has an ode, as the pottery teacher says ‘the one and only rule in this class – I will tolerate no reenacting, whether it is ironic or sincere, of the Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore pottery scene in ghost.’ It seems people are obsessed, and hey, why not– what could be better than Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore getting freaky to the Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody. Potters are sexy after all, so we are celebrating with a screening of the infamous film, a ‘ghost scene photo booth’, some food, and of course drinks.

6pm for 6.30pm movie start…

This is the second event in Auckland to accompany RM’s participation in International Artist Run Initiatives at David Dale Gallery. For this exhibition, RM has taken the work of thirteen collectives and collaborative groups to Glasgow. We have also invited the participants in our project at David Dale to look at ways that they might recontextualise their work for our community back in Auckland.

During this time a selection of publications from the project in Glasgow will also be available to view.

RM's office in Glasgow, with cups and bowls by members of Wednesday Night Pottery in the foreground

 

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