Public Good – part of the ongoing series of exhibitions and publications examining the use of land and resources belonging to the commons. For Public Good, artists Stuart Shepherd and Anthony Cribb and architect Elisapeta Heta present works that document and contest the status quo. What happens when we loosen the reigns on prescribed theories of what public space looks like and who it should service?
Opening Preview: Wednesday 30 October 2013 – 5pm
Public Programme – Panel Discussion: This is Public Art?
Wednesday 6 November 5:30pm
RAMP Gallery in collaboration with zine maker and artist Bryce Galloway are organising Hamilton Zinefest for 2014. Zines (an abbreviation of the word fanzines) are self-published magazines, often odd or specialist in nature, as their creator/s indulge all whims and passions in writing, drawing, collage or comics.
Bryce helped organise Wellington Zinefest through 2009 – 2011, has had his own zine published in book form and in 2012 took a selection of zines to Germany for the exhibition Zines Aus Neuseeland.
Planning for Hamilton’s first Zinefest began with Bryce’s visit to the Spark Festival in August and we are now following that up with a public talk and workshop on zines and zine making, October 15 – 16, all welcome.
Public talk: Zine makers Bryce Galloway and Lucy Meyle in conversation: Tuesday October 15 / 12 – 1pm
Wintec, R Block Social Space, Collingwood Street (Entrance next to Ramp Gallery)
Zine making Workshop with Bryce Galloway: Wednesday October 16 / 12 – 2.30pm
Wintec, RG.05a, Collingwood Street
(Follow the signs from the entrance next to RAMP Gallery)
Suitable for first time zine makers, self publishers, musicians, designers, artists and illustrators and anyone interested in participating in Hamilton Zinefest 2014.
Numbers for the workshop are limited: please rsvp to Kim.Paton@wintec.ac.nz
2 – 23 October 2013
In this exhibition, Simon Morris continues his Water Colour series creating a wall drawing using a systems-based painting process that responds to the architecture of the gallery.
BLUE WATER COLOUR is also part of a wider collaboration with Southwell School in Hamilton, where Morris has spent time working with students to develop an outdoor site based wall drawing. A publication detailing both projects will be launched at the close of the exhibition at RAMP.
Opening Preview: Wednesday 2nd October, 5pm
Competition and failure: Two opposing poles that open up a space in-between for potential responses. And the potential for both success and failure are palpable at amateur dance competitions. This latest work by Sandy Gibbs, Lucky seat prize, observes the world of suburban tap dancing competitions through the recollections of a local tap dancing family.
Sandy Gibbs is a Wellington-based artist who works primarily in video and installation. Fascinated by how people navigate within, through or around life, Gibbs endeavours to use video in order to draw out the narratives embedded within social, political and economic ideologies. Her practice has quietly grown into one that is thoughtful and research-lead, one in which she gently probes and unpeels layers, the results often a mix of quirky and oddly cinematic.
Gibbs graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2005, and completed her Master of Fine Arts (with Distinction) in 2012. She has exhibited in a number of group shows, artist film festival and a solo show at Enjoy, Wellington.
Lucky seat prize is the first in a series of new works commissioned for Ramp Gallery exploring traditions of oral history and storytelling, curated by Ramp Gallery Curator, Kim Paton.
With support from the Spark International Festival of Media, Arts and Design
Tinder and Timber by Michael Harrison
Opening Preview: Wednesday 22nd May, 5pm
Thursday 23rd May – Friday 14th June, 2013
Featuring 22 recent works by Auckland based painter Michael Harrison. Michael studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, graduating with a Masters degree (First Class Honours). He worked as a part-time senior tutor there from 1995 to 1998 before becoming a full-time artist.
Since 1987 he has exhibited regularly at galleries throughout New Zealand and Australia. A survey show of his work, ‘Love in the Shadows’, initiated by Artspace Aotearoa, toured the country in 2002-03. In 2004 a selection of his work was included in the 14th Sydney Biennale, ‘On Reason and Emotion’.
Opening Preview: Wednesday 1st May, 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 2nd May – Wednesday 15th May 2013
Helen Dowling, Nick Megchelse, Craig McClure, Alex Kinnaird and Joseph Scott are all Hamilton based and are current students at Wintec’s School of Media Arts. Civilia is curated by Kim Paton and is the first of what will be an annual curated show in the Ramp programme focusing on the work of emerging artists.
Civilia presents work by current students: Joseph Scott, Helen Dowling, Craig McClure & Nick Megchelse