Category: 2011

Laura Robertson

Just (2|1)

// Thurs. 4/8 – Sat. 20/8, 2011

// Opening 6pm Wed. 3/8

A three week gallery exhibition, as well as the following series of works based in the stairway next to RM:

  1. The hair of all the funny women

  2. I graft and split my sides

  3. Beneath all the lip

  4. Tanya Ruka:Tawhiri 3

  5. Drawing Series


Simon Lawrence

More Humans

// Thurs. 23/06 – Sat. 09/07, 2011

// Opening 6pm Wed. 22/06


Re: Insect psychology

It is difficult to empathise with creatures of a dimension not easily observed. When humans are viewed with the aid of sensory enhancing technologies, their appearance often invokes horror. Is this because their form is so unlike ours? We know empathy is possible between fishmoths, carpetsharks and other similar sized lifeforms, for these creatures contain thysanuramorphic traits that imply character and personality. The majority of human forms are so alien that we struggle to see any silverfish trait at all.

Kind Regards,



Simon Lawrence is consumed by the inconsequential details of his own home in which thoughts or perceptions are presented without regard for logical sequences.… Continue

Charles Ninow

Coming up for air

// Opening 6pm Wed. 20/04

// Thurs. 21/04 – Sat. 07/05, 2011

Waiting rooms, elevators, corridors in public buildings, they are all similar in nature. They’re places that we all experience and usually only pass through when we’re on the way to some place else. At times their décor can make them seem inhospitable and at times it can make them feel warm and welcoming; most of the time they’re coated with surfaces that are easy to clean.

I like to presume that the way in which these spaces are decorated reflects the aspirations of whoever chose the fit out.… Continue

Kirstin Carlin & Carina Brand

Timber Trophy

// Thurs. 31/03 – Sat. 16/04, 2011

// Opening 6pm Wed. 30/03

Timber Trophy brings together the work of Kirstin
Carlin and Carina Brand. The show is concerned with unabashedly placing high and low forms of culture and value side by side in an attempt to playfully tease out contradictions of history and culture. Both artists employ elements of kitsch and contemplate the irony of taste. Juxtaposing good with bad and amateur with professional they investigate the tropes of representation that make up art and object culture. There is a sense of longing that plays out in the consideration of a European tradition that is undermined by ‘New World’ aesthetics and reflects what these might be?… Continue

Kathy Barry

Folded Room: Paths Crossing

// Thurs. 10/03 – Sat. 26/02, 2011
// Opening 6pm Wed. 09/03

The more I kept finding myself returning to these pencil-gridded kaleidoscopic abstract works, the more I realised they speak to the battleground of edges between things. The way in life we cannot adopt one system without having to concede it is failing as much as succeeding… While embracing a package of structures from modernism, they constantly fight the idea of some forward momentum and harmony, to suggest a constant shifting forward and back; of things being built up, build down, built over and built around.