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 27 March 2013 – 5-7pm
Mark Purdom’s Under, is an exhibition of photographs that are the outcome of his recent post-graduate study in England. Mark currently works as a photography tutor at Wintec.
Under is located in suburbia’s marginal space, defined as the open territories between the city boundary and the countryside: these are spaces that are generated as inevitable by-products of urban spatial development. There is a continual tension between what the photographs describe and what they reveal. In this exhibition, Purdom exploits the potential of photography’s indexicality – when it is at its most factual is often when it is most obscure
Public Good explores how the planning, design and governance of public space define how we engage with public environments socially and logistically. The project focuses on proposals for unrealised or imagined ideas and provocations for civic planning and public space, including public sculpture, architecture, civic infrastructure and urban planning.
Public Good features new work by Tim Middleton, Charlotte Watson, David Cook, Tim J. Veling, Gareth Williams and Matthew Galloway.
OPENING PREVIEW: FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY, 5PM
RAMP Gallery and the School of Media Arts are having a facelift. We’re so excited to see the process taking place. Stay tuned for updates and for news of when we are ready to launch in the new space!
RAMP is currently working on an exciting publication project while the builders are working away and this will be launched in the new space in 2013 as well.
RAMP Gallery is currently having a facelift and will be moving to their temporary location ~ 124 Alexandra Street ~ during Spark Festival.
Design and Designers will survey artefacts and writing that have been presented in, and/or generated from the pages of The National Grid. Putting their money where their mouth is, so to speak, its editors will present key examples from the publication and peripheral events that together document their particular take on New Zealand graphic design. While the exhibition is on, Wood and Valentine will work to produce issue #8 of The National Grid as a catalogue for the show. This will be released at a closing party at the gallery, and will provide a chance to rewrite and re-consider these objects and artefacts as an index to an extended dialogue with which this project has attempted to engage.
Closing party / Publication launch – Friday 14th September – 5:00pm