FASHION COLLECTION RELEASE
BY JACK HADLEY
Sunday 12 May, 3pm at S/F
This clothing collection combines wash’n'wear fabrics and elasticated waistbands with asymmetrical diamante detailing. It’s as if Christian Dior was to come back to life and design for Postie Plus. Comfortable and clearly expensive, because elegnace is effortless. JH
Jack Hadley’s Fashion Collection Release comes after a five-week studio residency by the artist at S/F.
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“I went out to Otara and bought all this white polar fleece but now I’m like WTF, this isn’t glamorous, it looks like pyjamas, and not in a Karen Walker S/S’12 kinda way. This is totally like being on Project Runway“.
13 April – 18 May
Preview: Saturday 13 April 10am – 5pm
With a Deleuzian mood board brainstorming session & presentation by the artist at 3pm
Inspired by novelty printed satin boxer-shorts and Newmarket’s mid-range bridal boutiques, Jack Hadley has set up studio at S/F to work on an evening-wear collection to be launched as a fashion show in 5 weeks time. This Saturday will be the first of a series of open studios leading up to the event.
“It’s like the more shit it is as clothes, the better it is as art. The first dresses I made were from a $2 fruit printed table cloth and a tube of builder’s silicon. But it is hard to keep being shit. The clothes have started to look like clothes, which is totally obvious and boring. I sound like Picasso wanking on about trying to draw like a child again.” JH
Seeing which way the wind blows: publication launch
A collaborative project by Ella Sutherland and Matthew Galloway
Saturday 2 March
5pm at S/F
Seeing which way the wind blows
A collaborative project by Ella Sutherland and Matthew Galloway
9 February – 2 March
A flag may be used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as a decoration. It may also be used to perform the simple task of seeing which way the wind blows. ES & MG
From the 9th until the 17th of February, Christchurch designers Ella Sutherland and Matthew Galloway will use S/F as a meeting point and studio, a point of entry into Auckland City. The outcome will be a publication, a flag of sorts, that aims to investigate graphic design as a tool to mark and measure a location. The week-long trip to Auckland will be followed by a two week period of production in Christchurch. Correspondence during this time will be displayed in the S/F space and posted on the S/F website and FB page. Ella and Matt will return to S/F on the 2nd of March to launch the new publication.
S/F opening hours: 9 – 16 February
Monday to Friday: 10am – 12 noon or by appointment
3C/23 Dundonald Street, Eden Terrace
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with Ella and Matt
– 1pm –
Don’t use your dog’s name: reflections on the processing of behaviour
Launch of a series of posters by: Eva Charlton, Melanie Kueng, Gabi Lardies, Quenton Miller, Grant Priest, Angelika Smuga, and participants from the Werkplaats Typografie in the Netherlands: Ilke Gers, Daria Kiseleva, Niko Mihaljević, Christof Nüssli, Erica Preli, Mélissa Pilon, Christine Pogatchnik, Rutger de Vries, Mathew Whittington, and Yin Yin Wong. (All posters will be available for purchase.)
– 2pm –
Beste buren (Dear neighbour)
Ilke Gers will discuss a recent collaborative project during which participants of the Werkplaats Typografie opened up their building to the neighbourhood for the first time.
“Like any place where you live or work, there are people in the neighborhood you get to see every day… We wanted to find out what could be made of this mutual curiosity of people who coincidentally happen to share a location.”
– 3pm –
Launching by myself: some remarks on recent small publishing ventures in Melbourne: a talk by Dr Justin Clemens
A former art critic for The Monthly, Justin has written & co-edited many books on European philosophers, including Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Jacques Lacan & Jacqueline Rose. A collection of his art-criticism has been published as Minimal Domination by Surpllus. He is one of the directors of the Melbourne publisher re.press.
– 4pm –
Publication launch: Muttering for the Sake of Stars published by Surpllus, Melbourne
“Passing from boredom to sex, philosophy to suicide, curiosity to despair, this collection of fragments by the philosopher and writer Jon Roffe constitutes a record of the forced dialogue with existence that is human life.”
Thursday 15 November 6–8 pm
Join us at S/F to launch our new publication Temporary housing + shelter and view selected artist editions and zines from the 2012 Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Temporary housing + shelter was produced for the 2012 Tokyo Art Book Fair, and is a collaboration between split/fountain and Tokyo-based Whatever Press. In Japanese ‘temporary housing and shelter’ would usually be translated into a combination of words that simply indicate post-disaster, the quick erection of buildings, and emergency evacuation centres. However, the split/fountain and Whatever Press project explores wider concepts around this theme and questions what ‘temporary’, ‘housing’, and ’shelter’ mean for the world and for ourselves.
Temporary housing + shelter was made possible with generous support from the NZJEP Programme.
27 October – 8 December
Preview: Saturday 27 October from 1pm
A new exhibition project by Xin Cheng at S/F
Please note that S/F will be closed from 15 September until 6 October, and will reopen again on Saturday 13 October.
S/F’s participation in the Tokyo Art Book Fair is made possible with support from the NZJEP Programme. Participation in the New York Art Book Fair and Vancouver Art/Book Fair is made possible with support from Creative New Zealand.
Temporary housing + shelter
split/fountain and Whatever Press present Temporary housing + shelter at the 2012 Tokyo Art Book Fair (21- 23 September) – a collaborative publication and exhibition project including furniture by Daikei Mills and Xin Cheng. The publication, co-published by S/F and Whatever Press, is edited by Bopha Chhay, Asumi Mizuo, Masashi Kido, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, and Momoko Usuda.
Henry Babbage, Enrico Bravi, Bopha Chhay, Xin Cheng, Nariaki Chigusa, Kah Bee Chow, Common Sense, HIMAA, Robert Hood, Hirofumi Isoya, Keisuke Kawaguchi, Masashi Kido, Fumie Kikuchi, Azusa Kobayashi, Toshiaki Koga, Ryosuke Makitani, Nell May, Daikei Mills, Asumi Mizuo, Takeo Nakai, Mariko Okazaki, Michael Parr, Gaku Shingu, onne terre, Jun Tsujimoto, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Momoko Usuda, Blaine Western, Suzuko Yamada, Lim Kyung Yong, et al.
Special thanks to: Futoshi Miyagi, Zines Mate, Patrick Tsai, Nayon Sung, Toshimasa Kimura.
Image by Nell May
Temporary housing + shelter is made possible with the generous support of the NZJEP Programme.
The Dumb Waiter presents 2–5pm
Saturday 8 September 2–5pm at S/F
Sometimes we think producing is just a clever way of consuming. Like, for example, the grass-grown-stairs, on which we met the woman, we have loved the most in our life, Aubergine pulled out a plate of long green asparagus and waved them around, pointing them at people, who smiled. One didn’t know if the things could be cooked. That is The Dumb Waiter.
The Dumb Waiter is Robert Snowden and Scott Ponik.
Robert and Scott have been brought to Auckland by Artspace where they have curated STEINBERG, SAUL. THE NEW YORKER. NEW YORK, 1945–2000. (HAROLD, WILLIAM, ROBERT, TINA, DAVID, EDS.)
Saturday 11 August, 2pm
Talk by Dino Chai
Dino will discuss his current exhibition project Bare walls, empty room, and the making of six spatial interventions within a single room for six consecutive weeks.
For the fourth installment of Bare walls, empty room Catherine Griffiths and Bruce Connew present ‘CLUB DE CONVERSATION’. The designer/artist duo will be at S/F from 1 – 5pm on Saturday 4 August to discuss a selection of publications and artist books they have collaborated on, their house/two studios project, and more. The S/F space will be transformed once again by Chai especially for the occasion. — with Bruce Connew and Catherine Griffiths.
S/F is pleased to present Art Hotel as part of National Poetry Day 2012
A collaboration between Wystan Curnow and Dino Chai
Two performances at S/F
Friday 27 July, starting 7pm
Saturday 28 July, starting 7pm
Poet and writer Wystan Curnow will present a poetry reading within an installation by Dino Chai created especially to stage the event. Art Hotel explores the poetics and the politics of memory and space, and is the third installment of Chai’s Bare walls, empty room, a series of six architectural interventions within the S/F space in Eden Terrace, Auckland (14 July – 18 August 2012).
Bare walls, empty room
14 July – 18 August 2012
For the duration of Bare walls, empty room S/F will be open on Saturday from 1 – 5pm or by appointment.
‘Sometimes I find the empty void that expands between materials most poetic and the shadows that fall onto a naked surface most mesmerising.’
S/F is pleased to present Bare walls, empty room by Dino Chai, a series of six architectural interventions within the S/F space in Eden Terrace, Auckland. Realised one per week, every Saturday for six consecutive weeks, Bare walls, empty room explores the poetics of architectural space. Each installation will be accompanied by a short text written by Chai.
Curated by onne terre and Layla Tweedie-Cullen with Nat Cheshire, Chai’s Bare walls, empty room attempts to exhibit architecture in a new format and promote discourse around the work of emerging architects in New Zealand.
A publication documenting the installations will be produced and distributed by S/F later in 2012. Auckland artist Asumi Mizuo will photograph the series with a selection of images available to view each week on the S/F website.
Dino Chai completed a MArch(Prof) at The University of Auckland in 2011. His project 100 Rooms of Solitude was the student grand prize winner at the 2011 AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards.
Bare walls, empty room is made possible with the generous support of New Zealand