Category: 2012

Kylie Duncan, Thomas Grujic and James Harwood

Hot Lake District; views for Ellen

/ Opening Wednesday 5 December, 6pm
// Thursday 6 December – Saturday 22 December 2012

Art is more than just mechanism; it is more than method; it is more than outward show or fashion; it is independent of times and seasons; it is the power to influence the soul of others, to cause them to glow with love or burn with passion.

– Blomfield Charles (1925) What is Art? article from the Herald… Continue

Oscar Enberg and Francis Till

hey man>hey hows it going>

// Opening Wednesday 5 December, 6pm

// Thursday 6 December – Saturday 22 December 2012


Oscar Enberg and Francis Till

Blorp. another day, another allegation. It’s a conversation of intimacy at the bar, on the bus or in bed. Circling around an idea or ideas of the day. It’s hard to pin it down but it’s interesting. UH-dorable

Someone in the room calls your name and you turn around. Checking The Latest Posts, okay. calculated Disinterest. scrolling friends and waiting for friends
That girl has the same shoes but originality is overrated. My look is constantly updated DON’T WORRY! I Know You Better Than You Know Yourself.… Continue

Vaughan Gunson

this hill, all it’s about is lifting it to a higher level

// 5pm, Saturday 17 November, 5pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Vaughan Gunson’s new poetry collection, this hill, all it’s about is lifting it to a higher level, published by Steele Roberts. Vaughan will be reading a selection of poems from the collection.

The book can be purchased at the launch for $20 or via the Steele Roberts website.

“His poems merge his concerns for the human and natural worlds into a unity that reflects the human condition and its expression in internal and external experience.” – Alistair Paterson, ONZM

“Buoyed by Gunson’s eye for the unusual and precise and his cadent tongue, the book mines new and familiar territory in surprising and exciting ways.” – Siobhan Harvey… Continue

Holli McEntegart

Zinnia Elegans Red Sun: a conversation with Noleene and Phoebe

// Opening Wednesday 14 November, 6pm
// Exhibition runs Thursday 15 November – Saturday 1 December

Looped video projection, 6:55 min, 2011.

When I was 15, my mother worked on a psychic hotline. She had a phone shaped like a pair of bright red lips in her bedroom, and when it rang she would stop whatever she was doing and transform into ‘Jane’.

I pursue an extended engagement within the intersections of real and imagined experience, working alongside performers, including psychic mediums, barbershop quartets, friends, family, and strangers on opposite ends of the world.… Continue


What Lost Pet Posters Mean

// Opening Wednesday 14 November, 6pm
// Exhibition runs Thursday 15 November – Saturday 1 December

The John Dory Report (JDR) is a subscription based contemporary arts zine loosely based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Recent issues have focused on the performance anxieties inherent to the work of Kathryn Andrews and Ann Liv Young; New Zealand’s pre-Aotearoan Land of Birds mythology; the constitutive role of nature’s value within ideations of suburbia; Simon Lawrence’s preoccupation with botanic agency and the negative attributes of the merely human; and the beachcomber devolution apparent in the drawings of Mark Braunias. This latest issue, number 47 swaps the zine format for that of a gallery-based exhibition and focuses specifically on the meaning of lost pet posters.… Continue


– Simon Ingram
– Richard Killeen
– Sean Kerr
– Jeena Shin
– John F. Simon Jr.
– Martin Thompson

Curated by Simon Bowerbank

// Opening Wednesday 24 October, 6pm

// Show runs from 25 October until 10 November 2012

The changing methods of artistic practice during the twentieth century and the simultaneous inception and development of computerised technology represent an intriguing historical parallel. In 1961, the first industrial robot began working at a General Motors factory in New Jersey. Named UNIMATE, this robot sequenced and stacked hot pieces of die-cast metal with its 4,000-pound arm, by following a series of instructions stored on a magnetic drum.… Continue

Erica van Zon

Moving Forward

// Opening Wednesday 3 October, 6pm

// Show runs from 4 October until 20 October 2012

‘Moving Forward’ is a solo exhibition by Erica van Zon of her personal archive, spanning the years 1996 to 2012.

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The Right Way

Screening of Peter Fischli and David Weiss‘ ‘The Right Way‘ (1983) 55’,

in partnership with Artspace, and as part of —

Curated by Robert Snowden and Scott Ponik

// 6:30, Thursday 13 September
// Samoa House, Level 2/283 K’Road (next door to RM, and opposite Artspace)… Continue

Matthew Crookes

// Opening Tuesday 21 August, 6pm

// 23 August – 8 September

There is more satisfaction in the serendipitous finding of interventions than in attempting to manufacture them; those interventions which occur naturally, in the course of everyday life, are usually more revealing and more challenging than any set-piece.

Patience is a virtue. Eventually, everywhere will at some point have been the scene of a crime….

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Eunji Cho

Poem in Action

// Opening Tuesday 21 August, 6pm

// Show runs 23 August – 8 September 2012

Eunji Cho uses video, drawing, installation and performance to create a socio-psyschological landscape of the city and its surface. Hailing from Seoul, Korea, Eunji has spent the last week in Auckland developing a new work for RM. Eunji has recently exhibited at the Nam Jun Paik Cente in Yongin and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and was part of the 8th Gwangju Biennale in 2008.

Eunji is one half of the Michelangelo Pistoletto Band, who toured New Zealand earlier this month for shows at the City Gallery in Wellington, the Waikato Museum, St Paul St Gallery, and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.… Continue