Category: Event

Happy Hour

‘Happy Hour’ from 5 to 7 pm this Thursday 3rd June 2021.
The exhibition, No More the Fruit by Deborah Rundle closes on Saturday so please come along for one of the last chances to see the show. Affectionately known as Happy Hour, this mood shifting ritual marks the transition between work and home. Poised on the verge of irrelevance in the shifting terrain of work, it is ripe for a makeover. Definitely more open studio then artist talk, please join Deborah for refreshments.

The Cost Of Living

The Cost of Living
RM Fundraiser
Thursday 6th December 6-8pm

All works $100
RM is pleased to invite you to our 2018 fundraiser, The Cost of Living.

Over 70 artists have donated work to be sold for $100, with all proceeds going to support RM’s 2019 programme of exhibitions, events and screenings. The Cost of Living features many artists previously involved with RM, as well as artists we’d love to see exhibiting in the future.

In the spirit of a salon exhibition, no names will be displayed. The artist’s name will be revealed to the buyer upon sale of the work.

Established in 1997, RM is the country’s longest running artist-run-space. We seek to provide opportunities for artists and art writers, offering a platform for experimental projects and discourse.

As a space run only by volunteers, the support of our community has been essential to our survival, and we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response of artists who have generously donated work.

This event has been kindly sponsored by Epic Beer.

Ngā mihi nui,
The RM collective

Judith Lawson
Matt Dowman
Fiona Jack
Daegan Wells
Rachel Manning
Fu-On Chung
Nick Spratt
Xin Cheng & Chris Berthelsen
Becky Richards
David Cooper
Gabi Lardies
Karen Rubado
Larissa Goodwin
Priya Patel
Grant Priest
Finn Ferrier
Adam Ben-Dror
Deborah Rundle
Jess Hemmings
Lucy Meyle
Joe Jowitt
Joe Prisk
Harriet Stockman
Suburban Floral Association (Tanya Eccleston & Monique Redmond)
Ophelia Mikkelson
Philippa Emery
Public Share
Ryder Jones
Alex Plumb
Mark Schroder
Sonya Lacey
Kirsten Dryburgh
Yolunda Hickman
Amy Unkovich
Arielle Walker
Wai Ching Chan
Claudia Dunes
Heidi Brickell
Huni Mancini
Mordo Barkley
Rainer Weston
Sophie Bannan
Sophie Guilford-Smith
Tanya Martusheff
Tom Tuke
Britti Absolum
Daphne Simons
Cushla Donaldson
Kirsty McNeil
Jill Sorenson
Shi Xu
Karl Bayly
Caroline Faigan
Emil McAvoy
Evan Woodruffe
Jon Kennedy
Kate van der Drift
Mark Harvey
Monique Lacey
Sarah Callesen
Sarah Smuts Kennedy
Daniel Sanders
George Haijan
Melissa Laing
Anoushka Akel
Christina Pataialii
Emma McIntyre
Judy Darragh
Krystina Kaza
Sholto Buck
Uniform Art Collective
Vivienne Worn
Ena Kosovac
Hannah Valentine
Rebecca Steedman
Sarah Mohawk
Shelley Simpson
Ayesha Green
Theo McDonald & Isabella Dampney

Fuck Me 3

// Thurs 7 July 2016, 6pm

Fuck Me 3

FUCK ME is an ongoing project exploring the relationship between sex and capitalism through the mediums of writing and performance. FUCK ME aspires to be a mutable, independent and inclusive platform that allows for a self-initiated politicising of our bodies and identities. As the title suggests, FUCK ME is both an exclamation and an invitation, an avenue for us to express our discontent and initiate our collective hopes and desires.

This iteration of FUCK ME begins from an interrogation of ideas pertaining to excess and marks an expansion of the project’s preliminary focus upon orality, embracing film and print.

The contributors across these platforms on the night will be:
Ruby Porter • Dan Sanders • Pooja Subramanian • Max Whitehurst • Darren Franke • Matilda Fraser • Alex Wild • Robin Murphy • Beverly Lim • Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle • David J White • Evangeline Riddiford Graham • Selina Ershadi • Diva Blair • Hana Aoake • Vanessa Cole • Micaela Cole • Daniela Zahlner • Karma • Samuel Te Kani • Anna Rankin • Dylan Meals • Sam Wallman • Owen Connors • Gregory Kan • George Watson • Ella Scott-Fleming • Sydney • Susanna Collinson • Imogen Taylor • Cameron Elmy Yates


Uniform Make Room

Over the next month at RM Uniform will be unpacking the collective AV cupboard and constructing an array of processes. Working in film, paint, sound, and print, Uniform produce work that simultaneously documents and engages with their physical environment and the communities they are part of. On-site at RM in the following weeks will be a growing small press reading rack, a !no venues! event, and a constant chaotic mess….

An artist talk by Xin Cheng

Multiple Layers and Modes of Living, Sharing Together

// Saturday 19 March 2016, 2pm


Could art schools be legalised crime?

Is ‘waste’ our ‘greatest’ resource?

What happens when you put artist-run spaces, permaculture, improvisation jams and self-built communities together?

Xin Cheng would like to share some of her experience of self-organising communities in Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and elsewhere.


Notes from reading "How to Build an Indie Nation" by Kyohei Sakaguchi
Image: Notes from reading “How to Build an Indie Nation” by Kyohei Sakaguchi

This gathering came out of a research trip and residency in Korea <>, generously supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

RM, Christmas (open office) Party

// Thursday 17 December 6–9pm

— Join us for our end of year celebrations
— Buy a raffle ticket and support us with our plans for the new year

With DJs Anthonie Tonnon // Frances Houseman

// Spot prizes for raffle tab holders throughout the evening

// Lollie scramble with B-Rig @ 6:30pm

In early 2016 RM will be changing the way it is governed and facilitated, as we seek to become a more sustainable organisation. After 18 years it’s finally time for us to pull up our socks and start acting like a grown up institution.

Part of this process will involve taking the steps towards becoming a charitable trust — a surprisingly costly and time consuming process, but one we believe is vital for this next, exciting step for RM.


We are running a raffle to help us raise funds towards these changes. Buy a ticket and be in to win a festive banana-box hamper full of contributions from the community around us, including:

Hana Aoake
Wendelien Bakker
Sophie Bannan
Katrina Beekhuis
Heidi Brickell
Abby Cunnane
Matilda Fraser
Robert Fraser
Ayesha Green
Yolunda Hickman
Dieneke Jansen
The Kauri Project
Maunga Kereru
Tessa Laird
Yona Lee
Ziggy Lever
Steve Lovett
Theo Macdonald
Lucy Meyle
Dan Nash
Joseph Nerney
Richard Orjis
Glen Otto
Blue Oyster
Bridget Riggir-Cuddy
Deborah Rundle
Sorawit Songsataya
Rebecca Steedman
St Paul St Gallery
Harriet Stockman
Jack Tilson
Layne Waerea

Online ticket sales are now closed. Thanks for your support though!

Empowerment Hui Vol. III

// Thursday, September 17at 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Empowerment hui: an informal discussion on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault.
This hui is designed to create a safe space for discussion of self-care and empowerment, and offer support through shared experience and practical concepts that can be utilised within the community. This hui aims to give participants tools which empower themselves to assert boundaries, self care and feel connected.

Co-facilitated by HELP Auckland, Fresh and Fruity and RM Gallery.

Potroast #14

Magazine Launch

// Friday 8 May 2015, 6pm

Potroast is an annual literary and visual media ‘zine with a focus on the experimental and the exploratory.

We’ll celebrate the launch of the new issue with drinks and some readings from some of the Auckland based contributors including Iain Britton, Tony Green, Allison Li, and David Taylor, as well as a short presentation from Alex Raichev on an experimental poetry game ‘Markov Poetry’ introduced in the ‘zine.


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, off of Karangahape Road, 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 and Michael Lett.

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.

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

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