Category: 2011

Liz Allan, Jooyoung Lee, James A. Wallace

// Closing event 6pm, Wednesday 21 December
// Thursday 8 – Friday 23 December 2011

For RM’s final exhibition of the year we have invited three artists to present recent works — local artist and co-founder of Canary Gallery, James A Wallace returns for his for project with us since we’ve moved to Karangahape Road, whilst this is our first time working with Wellington’s Liz Allan and Seoul-based artist Jooyoung Lee.… Continue

Cushla Donaldson & Rebecca Steedman

Orange Milk

// Thurs. 24/11 – Sat. 3/12, 2011

// Opening 6pm Wed. 23/11

How does the aesthetics of modern technology fit with the aesthetics of two contemporary female artists?

In Donaldson’s assemblages, an idea is rotating with enough centrifugal force that its constituent parts are separating. Old and new school, machine-made and hand-crafted objects cohabit, often speaking against their own materials. The infamous CERN laboratory is rendered on silk; driftwood sits beside resin. The shiny splendour of a luminous, milky phallus is undone somewhat by vinyl spangled with potato-printed shapes in assuming apricot.

Steedman’s intimate studies recall the terrifying glory of cosmic phenomena; including the solar flares, gas giants and sunspots of 70s science books.… Continue

From Bruegel to Onkalo

Thurs. 17/11 – Sat. 03/12, 2011

A selection of readings, events and ephemera developed in response to the

RM Archive

Over the last six months we have been working with our intern Ena Kosovac to turn our archives into a more accessible resource. For three weeks a section of the archive moves into our foyer space where it will become part of a developing conversation around time-capsules, time-shifting and the compulsion to save material for an unknowable future.

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Drift of Summer

Miguel Arzabe
Jeffrey Gibson
Hendrikje Kuehne / Beat Klein
Richard Maloy
Michael Ned Holte
Mariele Neudecker
Rune Olsen
Allison Smith
Ola Ståhl
Hadi Tabatabai

// Thurs. 27/10 – Sat. 12/11, 2011

// Opening 6pm Wed. 26/10

An exhibition developed by Richard Maloy, Drift of Summer brings together a number of the people that he worked alongside while undertaking the Headland Center for the Arts residency in California last year.

To coincide with this exploration of artist in residence programs, Richard has invited Mladen Bizumic to create a new work for RM’s foyer space.

Samuel Ostermann


// Thurs. 6/10 – Sat. 22/10, 2011

// Opening 6pm Thurs. 6/10

This exhibition of photographs presents to a New
Zealand audience the artistic project of Samuel
Ostermann, a graduate of the Elam school of Fine Arts in Auckland City. Samuel is concerning himself with the legacy of “Temporary Sculpture” or “Plural Sculpture” and “Post-Object art”. Look out for his art-work in ‘Singles’ and Boabooks from Geneva, Switzerland!… Continue

Rebekah Burt / Andrea Gaskin / Linda Roche / Kathryn Tsui


// Opening 6pm, Thursday 6 October

// Thursday 6 October – Saturday 22 October 2011

The idea for this exhibition generated out of a shared interest, between the four participating artists, in the relationship between process, chance and formal outcome within their work. Rather than being bound by the doctrine that has historically defined a formal approach, the work within the show pursues a more natural, unconscious kind of formalism. The thread linking the work is the fact that chance is in some way internalised within the outcome. Within the works is the sense of an ‘incidental’ formalism: formal outcomes are the by-product of a process, system or action rather than the result of any marked attention to arrangement, style or artistic means.… Continue

Annie Bradley





// Thurs. 15/09 – Sat. 01/10, 2011

// Opening 6pm Wed. 14/09

Text in response to the work by Julia Waite:

In 1947 Gordon Walters visited Theo Schoon in South Canterbury. Schoon was busy working for the Department of Internal Affairs photographing and making copies of rock drawings. Both men were impressed by the rock artist’s economy of means and inspired by the organic quality of the drawings they saw.

Like Walters and Schoon, Bradley seems to have ventured into a ‘cave’ and returned with a series of artefacts – hers address the intersection of fine arts with craft, the gallery with domestic space, the everyday and public with the private and personal.… Continue