Kirsten Dryburgh

A Garden for Norman

// Thurs. 11/11 – Sat. 27/11 2010

Did you know that RM’s current space used to be a restaurant, and that its walls still have the telltale veneer of fat on them? Or that it was built for a man named Norman?

Inspired by past inhabitants of Tuatara house, Kirsten Dryburgh will draw the building’s history out over a two-week laboratory, in which experiments and gestures are performed/created to summon the ghosts of Tuatara past. Such processes will involve materials like concrete, rocks and plants – in reference to the Chelsea physics garden where apothecaries honed and preserved their knowledge of plant science.… Continue

Clara Chon and Yi-Zhen Lai-Tremewan

Lethargy Lost

// Thurs. 29/9 – Sat. 16/10 2010

In languages that derive from Latin, ‘compassion’ means we cannot look on coolly as others suffer; or, we sympathise with those who suffer. Another word with approximately the same meaning, ‘pity’ , connotes a certain condescension towards the sufferer. ‘to take pity on a woman’ means that we are better off than she, that we stoop to her level, lower ourselves.

– from The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

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Lance Pearce

I know very well…
but all the same

// Thurs. 19/08 – Sat. 04/09 2010

‘It was a tiny cupboard of a room about six paces in length. It had a poverty-stricken appearance with its dusty yellow paper peeling off the walls, and it was so low-pitched that a man of more than average height was ill at ease in it and felt every moment that he would knock his head against the ceiling.’

– from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky… Continue

Drawer in a Chronological Manor

Akiko Diegel

Gabrielle Amodeo

Jill Sorensen

Nell Nutsford

Ryuzo Nishida

Matt Molloy

Rabdeep Singh

Part One:
Thursday 29 July to Saturday 31 July
Normal gallery hours

Part Two:
Thursday 5 August to Saturday 7 August
Normal gallery hours, including public artists discussion Saturday 7 August, 1.00pm.

Part Three:
Thursday 12 August to Saturday 14 August
Normal gallery hours, including closing event Wednesday 11 August 6.00pm.Continue

Reasonable force

g. bridle, Fitts & Holderness, Marnie Slater, Société Réaliste and Sian Torrington

Curated by Melanie Oliver

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 26 May
// Show runs from Thursday 27 May until Saturday 12 June 2010… Continue

Daniel du Bern & Simon Taylor

Cosmos Club

// Opens 6pm, Wednesday 5 May 2010 (yes, Cinco De Mayo!)
// Show runs from Thursday 6 May until Saturday 22 May

From Matthew Crookes’ Post-Rapture Book Club we move to Cosmos Club by Daniel du Bern and Simon Taylor.

After featuring in our instructional works show last year, Daniel du Bern returns to RM, bringing Simon Taylor for this collaborative project. Currently based in Melbourne, both artists will be in Auckland for the installation and opening of this exhibition.… Continue