George Watson


// Closing event Saturday 17 December 2016, 5 – 9pm

During her time at RM, George will be working on writing and fine tuning a selection of texts, and will also use the residency as an opportunity to experiment with using text within performative, narrativised, scripted and filmic realms.… Continue

Ngahuia Harrison

From Our Time Spent Underwater

// Opening Thursday 6 October, 6pm
// Friday 7 – Saturday 22 October 2016

There’s a moment in the movement where the stars just fall out from the sky. In a short moment of an arm being up and then down. In a easy movement of the leg lifting or the wing lifted. When they just fall on the floor, going to go get up river to burn in new formations.

There is A Eagle that screams into your face. It is frozen sideways. You’ve seen the memes of a eagle face-on and they look really strange.Continue

Yours to tell

Jamie Berry | Leala Faleseuga | Brooke Fiafia | Valasi L.S | Sarah Stuart | Curated by Catherine Hunt

Gabrielle Amodeo | Rosario Aninat | Audrey Baldwin | Jordana Bragg | Ruby Joy Eade | Sofía Rocha-Casenave | Curated by Noelia Portela

// Opening Wednesday 3 August 6 – 8pm
// Thursday 4 – Saturday 20 August 2016

Yours to tell is a group exhibition engaging the art of storytelling through sculpture, video, photography and installation. Artists, curators, designers, thinkers and makers were asked to communicate one story, any story, with the sole purpose of embracing their own authority to share. … Continue

j a kennedy

‘Untitled’ VAR Program Analysis (Disconnected Correspondence)

This project is made up of three parts, starting in Wellington on the 13th of April 2016, moving to San Francisco on the 1st of May – 30th of June (Varda artists residency program). The third part of the project will continue during my RM Gallery research residency from the 14th – 30th of July, where I aim to hold two public programs, develop a publication of this research, and a proposal for an exhibition of outcomes.


  1.  The initial interaction exploration utilised an inclusive silent correspondence exercise where participants contributed physical evidence of their interaction onto provided material with provided material.

Bronte Perry & Sorawit Songsataya

a bone, a flesh, a daddy’s nest 

With texts by Jennifer Kate Shields & Joanna Neumegen
And curatorial assistance from Bridget Riggir

// Opening Wednesday 13 July, 6pm
// Thursday 14 – Saturday 30 July 2016

A bone a flesh

Was I Human? The Human is a normative category that indexes access to power… somebody that is implicitly assumed to be masculine, white, urbanized, speaking a standard language, heterosexually inscribed in a reproductive unit, and a full tax paying citizen of a recognized polity… So Posthuman, very welcome! What a chance for those who were not Human to begin with … Of course, it is not that simple.


Should I tell you what the actual Sistine Chapel looks like?

 Still from “Should I tell you” by Diva Blair.

// Friday 8 July, 6:15pm

A ONE NIGHT-SCREENING of work by emerging Auckland artists:

Wendelien Bakker

Diva Blair

Magdalena Hoult

George Lyon & Shiraz Sadikeen

Theo Macdonald

Joanna Neumegen

Daphne Simmons

Matavai Taulangau


The screening will begin at 6.15pm and will run for approximately 50 minutes.

Seating, beverages, and snacks will be available for your viewing pleasure.


Still from “Should I tell you” by Diva Blair.

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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.… Continue

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Star circuit : Heart circuit
Events within Boundaries

// Opening, Wednesday 8 June, 6pm

// Thursday 9 June – Saturday 25 June 2016

Events within Boundaries is a site and calendar specific installation that materialized during a 7 day informal studio residency Smuts-Kennedy undertook at RM during Matariki 2015.

It continues her inquiry into the potential for geometric form to function as site-specific tools for investigating the qualities of space.

Smuts-Kennedy’s practice is focused on a research based investigation into fields of energy as they engage with conceptual thinking both within an art based language and other intuition driven modes of enquiry.… Continue