Summer Studio 2016

Call for expressions of interest

// Studio space available from after Christmas until Fri 26 February, 5pm
// Application Deadline Mon 21 December, 5pm

This summer we will take a break from our annual residency whilst we focus on our new programme and redeveloping a few things behind the scenes. But we will continue to make the gallery available as a studio for this time.


As with previous years, our intention is to divide the gallery space between five participants. There has tended to be enough room for a desk and a good amount of wall and floor space.… Continue

RM, Christmas (open office) Party

// Thursday 17 December 6–9pm

— Join us for our end of year celebrations
— Buy a raffle ticket and support us with our plans for the new year

With DJs Anthonie Tonnon // Frances Houseman

// Spot prizes for raffle tab holders throughout the evening

// Lollie scramble with B-Rig @ 6:30pm

In early 2016 RM will be changing the way it is governed and facilitated, as we seek to become a more sustainable organisation. After 18 years it’s finally time for us to pull up our socks and start acting like a grown up institution.

Part of this process will involve taking the steps towards becoming a charitable trust — a surprisingly costly and time consuming process, but one we believe is vital for this next, exciting step for RM.… Continue

Re-Reading the Rainbow

Paul Johns
Jane Zusters
Fiona Clark
Tanu Gago
Pati Solomona Tyrell
Lili Lai’ita
Fear Brampton
Leuli Eshraghi
Joe Joe Orangias
Richard Orjis
Luisa Tora
Molly Rangiwai McHale
Mel Church
Paul Stevens
George Hajian
Kerrie-Anne van Heerden
Paul Sepuya
Jack Body

// Opening Wednesday 25 November 2015, 6pm

// Thursday 26 November – Saturday 12 December 2015


Recent shows curated by Tanu Gago, Kirsty Ashleigh, Michael Lett and Rainbow Youth refocus the need for artists and writers to continue to critically engage within the processes and mechanisms in which we are represented to ourselves and to others. These few exhibitions address the evident gaps in the visibility of some LGBTQI practitioners and silos of representation.… Continue

Open Book

Harvey Benge
David Cook
Shelley Jacobson
Andrew Kennedy
Solomon Mortimer
Mark Purdom
Haruhiko Sameshima
Ann Shelton
Fiona Short
Anita Totha
Tim J Veling
Shaun Waugh

// 5 – 21 November
// Opening Wednesday 4 November

Open Book consists of twelve new photobook works, created specifically for exhibition. Its premise is to provoke artists’ experimentation with the book form and to position the book as a gallery experience. Each artist has been given autonomy to pursue and realise a project of their individual interest, as relevant to their current practice. The collective result of these endeavours is a compact exhibition: each artist’s work is folded in on itself or cut and stacked, the content largely hidden from view.… Continue

Transoceanic Visual Exchange

// Opening and film screening Thursday 15 October 2015, 6pm

Louisa Afoa (Aotearoa) | Darcell Apelu (Aotearoa) | Nkechi Ebubedike (Nigeria) | Mohamad ElWassify (Egypt) | Akwaeke Emezi  (Nigeria) | Ngahuia Harrison(Aotearoa)  | Gavin Hipkins (Aotearoa) |  Rebecca Ann Hobbs (Aotearoa) | Diana Kamara (Tanzania) | Katherine Kennedy (Barbados) | Sonya Lacey (Aotearoa) | Michèle Pearson Clarke (Trinidad & Tobago / Canada)| Carlo Reyes (Dominican Republic) | Bridget Reweti (Aotearoa) | Ayiba-Tare Raine (Nigeria) | Teri Te Tau (Aotearoa)

// Friday 16 October – Saturday 31 October 2015

A survey of film and video works in the Caribbean, Africa and Aotearoa, Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) aims to negotiate the in-between space of our cultural communities outside of traditional geo-political zones of encounter and trade.… Continue

Aindriú Macfehin

Comrade Things

// Thursday 1 October – Saturday 10 October 2015
// Opening Wednesday 30 September 2015, 6pm

The relation of the individual and the collective to the Thing is the most fundamental and important, the most defining of the social relations.… Continue

Empowerment Hui Vol. III

// Thursday, September 17at 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Empowerment hui: an informal discussion on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault.
This hui is designed to create a safe space for discussion of self-care and empowerment, and offer support through shared experience and practical concepts that can be utilised within the community. This hui aims to give participants tools which empower themselves to assert boundaries, self care and feel connected.

Co-facilitated by HELP Auckland, Fresh and Fruity and RM Gallery.… Continue

Kieren Seymour & Holly Willson

Peace of mind

// Saturday 8 – Saturday 22 August 2015
// Opening Friday 7 August, 6pm

Peace of mind is a collection of ideas around the artists position today, in taking-on political and social responsibilities in art. Kieren and Holly use exchanges between themselves and their practices, to reveal and rupture what they perceive as restrictive notions of negotiating artistic practice and intent. Their aim to allow conceptual collaboration to supersede a singular conversation, sees the pair conceive individual outcomes to show in the combined light of this sphere of exchange and accumulation. The focus on communication and mediation between the artists alongside the combination of processes undertaken, results in a unique logic to trust in and engage with for the artists and audience alike.… Continue