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Gardens Against the Sun | Publication launch Assay/Essay

Image: Wojciech Gasiorowski, STAG, Video Still, HD Video, 11min 26sec. Image courtesy of the artist.

Gardens against the Sun

Constance Mary, Evangeline Davis, Wojciech Gasiorowski, Xander Dixon, ZoeBokany

Curated by Jordana Bragg

17 November – 10 December 2016

Opening: Wednesday 16 November, 5:30pm

An Enjoy Trust Project

Curated by Jordana Bragg, Gardens Against the Sun brings together photographic and moving image works that position the artist as both preservationist and conservator of not only the subject or environment depicted, but of temporality itself.

Rendering the passing of time to rest, the artists in this exhibition seek to preserve ritualised acts and precarious environments. They locate a subtle awareness or wariness of mortality in depictions of the youthful body, fleeting gestures, ever changing landscapes and unfixed memories.
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Publication launch: Assay/Essay: Artist-run in Aotearoa New Zealand
Saturday November 11, 6:30pm

Please join us for the launch of Assay/Essay: Artist-run in Aotearoa New Zealand, edited by Gabrielle Amodeo.

"The idea was simple: a publication looking at artist-run spaces in Aotearoa New Zealand. And even in that first statement, just in the words I used, the complexity of the territory began to reveal itself."

With contributions from founders, trustees, curators and observers of artist-runs, Assay/Essay teases out some of the rich area that comprises New Zealand's past and present artist-run activity, showcasing how invaluable artist-runs are to art in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Featuring contributions from Karl Bayly (PILOT), Emma Bugden, Lauren Gutsell (Blue Oyster Art Project Space), Robbie Fraser (FERARI), Yolunda Hickman, Keir Leslie, K. Emma Ng (Enjoy Public Art Gallery), Grace Ryder (North Projects), Daphne Simons (Canape Canopy), Dog Park Art Project Space and North Projects.

The publication will be available to purchase at the launch for $20 or online from Tuesday November 15at

Following the launch of Assay/Essay, please join us for the launch of Sweet Mammalian's glorious fourth issue, Saturday 11 November, 8:30pm.

Come along to hear some great readings from their latest contributors Freya Daly Sadgrove, Louise Wallace, Anna Jackson, Clare Jones and Chris Stewart.

Part of LitCrawl 2016. For the full LitCrawl programme and other details, go to

Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Level 1 / 147 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Wednesday to Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm
+64 4 384 0174

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