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Category: 2017 Event
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Plan to be wrapped up in cozy minks this Sunday?

Drop in at RM Gallery to get styled in blanket couture by artist Sione Monu and photographed by artist Jermaine Dean any time from 1- 4pm.

An assortment of minks will be available for you to choose from but if you have your own special kafu then please feel free to bring it along!

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Sione Monu often uses Instagram (visit @sione93) as an art tool, constantly creating artworks that utilise the platform as a way of re-indigenising space as well as create accessibility for his community to engage with the works. His series of self portraits #BlanketCouture (2016) came to life due to a day of play but with only having access to the materials in his home. Although playful the use of blankets are on the artists’ body are striking and intimate as the artist challenges notions of representation and gender.

Jermaine Dean is of Māori heritage and is a member of the roots Vogue scene in Aotearoa New Zealand while also working in the space as a photographer and visual artist. A member of the collective FAFSWAG, Dean has been building an important portfolio of work that documents the Vouge scene while also being an active member.

Fuck election night: celebrating the limits of parliamentarianism

“Everything’s Fucked: but the point is to go beyond that” presents an election night party celebrating the limits of parliamentary politics.
Let’s face it, regardless of who wins the election the result will do little to help those suffering from the structural inequalities inherent to the racist, patriarchal capitalist system that truly governs our country. Thankfully, politics doesn’t only happen once every three years and political organisation is not limited to the party form. Join us in a celebration of our capacity to collectively organise against the status quo for real change.

We will be live streaming election coverage and will have performances from:

Baby Zionov
Hammer and Sickle
poetry by Vanessa Crofskey

and Speakers:

Vanessa Cole (Auckland Action Against Poverty)
Justine Sachs (Socialist)

Remedial Reading

Remedial learning examines the notion of a ‘remedial class’ as a curative, reparative or compensatory way of learning. The idea of a remedial class suggests a transformation in order to fit in with things as they are, while suppressing the symptoms of alterity. Remedial learning attempts to reimagine the potential for radical transformation by asserting decentralised bodies of knowledge.

Remedial learning is presented as a one day ‘remedial class’ exploring the potential for physical, cultural and environmental healing through a series of drop-in workshops and opportunities for knowledge exchange.

With contributions from
Tosh Ahkit
Louie Bretana
Divyaa Kumar
Vanessa Crofskey
Kaoru Kodama & Albert Ashton
Natalia Saegusa
Amy Weng

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PROGRAMME

Open all day
Trading table for remedies – Amy Weng
Visitors are invited to bring a remedy or a cure for exchange – these might be rongoā, Traditional Chinese medicines, recipes for nourishing soups, poultices, karakia, garden herbs etc.

1:30PM
Asia Aotearoa Big Bang Collective
Reading group and movement facilitated by Tosh Ahkit
Text: Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
+ Kawakawa tea

3PM
Kaoru Kodama & Albert Ashton
Seaweed in Japanese and Māori diets

4pm
Performance by Natalia Saegusa

4:30pm
Poetry reading by Vanessa Crofskey
+ fortune cookie

5:30 – 7PM
Bite me – Decolonising the diet
Eat My Rice presented by Louie Bretana
Eat My Spice presented by Divyaa Kumar

Koha or offering is appreciated

RM Gallery and Project Space
Hours
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.

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