Visual Arts Postgraduate Strand Leader / Temporary Practices Minor Leader
Phone: +649 9219999 ext. 8784
WM408 office, 40 St Paul St, Central City
Wellesley campus, AUT University
Master of Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. 1999
Teaching Diploma in Secondary Art and Art History, Auckland College of Education, Auckland, NZ. 1991
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ. 1990.
Public Share collective (2014 – )
Public Share (Monique Redmond, Harriet Stockman, Kelsey Stankovich, Deborah Rundle, Mark Schroder and Joe Prisk) is a New Zealand artist collective engaging in ideas of sharing and production. Combining object making and site exploration with social engagement and critique, the collective has a particular interest in workplace rituals, facilitating events that provide time for pause, reflection and connection.
A full season with Layne Waerea (2013 – )
Monique Redmond and Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu) have been collaborating on various art projects since the beginning of 2013. Their collaboration is based upon shared conversations and appreciation of all things suburban, such as fruiting trees, streets, community clubs and everyday happenings. Both artists have an interest in events that occur in public spaces – often fleeting and ephemeral in nature – and events, which seek to question the politics and practice of artistic and cultural exchange in the public social. Their artworks are seasonally driven and usually involve some kind of exchange, making and doing.
Suburban Floral Association with Tanya Eccleston (2009 – )
Suburban Floral Association is a collaboration between Auckland-based artists Monique Redmond and Tanya Eccleston, engaging with the conditions and contingencies of suburban life with an interest in flowers, planting, and gardens.
NZWiL (New Zealand Women in Leadership) Alumni (2017 – )
Monique is an Associate Professor and Visual Arts Postgraduate Strand Leader in Art & Design at AUT University. Her art practice is formed primarily through collaborative and installation processes with a focus on the event as a durational space for everyday gestures of exchange, conversation and reciprocity. She is also enrolled in a practice-led PhD at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia; her topic is The Event within Temporary Practices and the Public Social.
Public Share: Out of Office, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne. 3-29 September —Installation, public workplace tearoom.
Northside Civil Encounters: Neu Kirche Fallow Grounds for Sculpture residency, Pittsburgh, US. 1-31 July, 2016. —Making lavender essence event, 26 July at Food City Garden.
Suburban Floral Association: The Floral Show, Fresh Gallery Otara. 5 June-16 July, 2014. —Floral arranging workshop, 13 June.
Public Share: OVER TIME pt. 1, Suffrage Day 2018 celebrations at Parliament, Wellington. 19 September 2018. —Invited guests selecting tumblers.
Public Share: OVER TIME pt. 2, Tea break event at Civic Square, Wellington. 28 November 2018. –all-day tea station, 10.30am-3.30pm.
Current research projects are deeply bound in the conceptual terrain of materiality and sociality through processes of collaboration –and operate within the intersecting, internationally recognised frameworks of socially engaged and participatory art, performance and temporary practices. The ongoing nature of the idea of potentiality and contingency within the collaborative conversation is core to my research through social mechanisms of negotiation, conceptualisation, production and dissemination.
My artwork frequently culminates in the making of public events, which are staged as a hybrid between exhibition, installation and performance. In keeping with the collaborative, community-centred ethos of my practice in both process and outcome –these public events are designed to be presented in conjunction with local communities and assembled groups to actively engage everyday contexts in relation to the social, site and publics.
2018. RESEARCH LEAVE (01 July - 31 December 2018)
VC Doctoral Study Award to work on PhD: The Event within Temporary Practices and the Public Social.
–is Monique Redmond, Harriet Stockman, Kelsey Stankovich, Deborah Rundle, Mark Schroder and Joe Prisk.
2018 OVER TIME, pt. 1 Celebration event on 19th September, the date New Zealand women won the right to vote (Banquet Hall, Parliament, Wellington) –209 tumblers/190 countries representing the dates that women around the world won the vote, made with clay collected from 16 current and former female MPs. OVER TIME, pt. 2 Tea break event on 28th November, 10:30am to 3:30pm, the first date New Zealand women voted (Te Ngākau Civic Square, Wellington) –stirrers made with clay gifted from the homes of key suffragist’s Kate Sheppard (Ilam, Christchurch) and Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia (Whangapoua). OVER TIME newspaper with 11 contributing writers: Louisa Afoa, Julia Burbury, Abby Cunnane, Julie Douglas, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Mona-Pauline Mangakāhia, Sarah Murphy, Emma Ng, Kelsey Stankovich, Linda Tyler and Layne Waerea.
Supported by Wellington City Council’s Public Art Fund for Suffrage 125.
2017 Public Share Workers Club: Social Matter, RM Gallery. Workers Club with pool, darts, cards, refreshments, archive and PSWC coasters 019 (ARI: Glovebox clay). Events: Club Day, 26 August / The collective is dead, long live the collective! evening discussion, 8 September. Curated by Louisa Afoa.
2017 Last Run: 3rd Oceanic Performance Biennial, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery: Pt.1 Raku Firing event, 18 February / mugs 017. Pt.2 Morning tea event, 1 April / mugs 018 –both events held at Te Toi Uku - Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum. Biennial Panel discussion (refreshments), 9 April.
2016 Notice of Intent: Social Matter, Blue Oyster Gallery. 25 October-19 November / tumblers 016.
2016 Out Of Office: Pt.1 8-day Residency/ Social conversation space/ Making space, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, 3-29 September / tumblers 015NZ, production on-site: 015AU. Pt.2 Return to site, John Holland tearooms, Melbourne, 22 September / tumblers 015ANZ. Curated by Dr Zara Stanhope.
2016 Conditions Subsequent: Urban Aspiration: Pt.1 Tea station at The Physics Room, Christchurch, 19 March-23 April. Pt.2 One-day event – a tea-break tour of the Christchurch collection sites, 12 April / tea tumblers 021.1-4. Curated by Vera Mey.
2015 A Right Stirrer: Whau Arts Festival 2015, Avondale. 15-18 October / stirrers.
2015-16 SMOKO: Pt.1 Performing Mobilities Assembly 2015, Melbourne, Australia, 10 October / teacups 011. Pt.2 Well-Connected Alliance Wiri tearooms, 13 June 2016 / teacups 013.
2015 Carried Forward: ST PAUL St 2015 Curatorial Symposium, Auckland, 21 August / tumblers 010.
2014 ALLOTTED BREAK(S): Pt.1 A break in proceedings, Engaging Publics/Public Engagement symposium, Auckland Art Gallery, 13 September / plates 001-005. Pt.2 Irregular Allotments, Fulton Hogan Te Atatu tearooms, 29 October / mugs 006-008.
A FULL SEASON
–with Layne Waerea.
2016 Northside Civil Encounters: Fallow Grounds for Sculpture one-month residency, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburg, USA. 1-31 July.
2016 In the Making exhibition, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburg, USA. 26 August-16 September.
2015 We want your feijoas for:
–one’s own trade, The Crate, Waterfront Auckland. Curated by Harriet Stockman and Hannah Davis-Gray. Public socially engaged art event.
–National Contemporary Art Award 2015. Propositional event-based project in documentary form. Waikato Museum/ Te Whare Taonga O Waikato.
2014 Public Service for Public Good #2, Publisher: Ramp Press, Hamilton Editor: Kim Paton. 40 contributors, each responding to source content that connects to themes around public goods and services including areas of the commons, waterways, civic infrastructure and social services.
SUBURBAN FLORAL ASSOCIATION
–with Tanya Eccleston.
2014 THE FLORAL SHOW | LOCAL EXOTIC (with Janet Lilo), Fresh Gallery Otara. Curated by Ariane Craig-Smith. 6-week event-based installation and public programme. 06 June-16 July.
2014 Park for a Day (with the Auckland Environmental Protection Association/ Chinese Eco Elders) for MAKE BELIEVE, Kathy Waghorn’s Urban consultation project for the proposed Crown Lynn Urban Park, New Lynn. 1-day event installation, 3 May.
2013 Notes on the making of an urban garden | Shopfront, a work by the Suburban Floral Association –produced for An Urban Quest for Chlorophyll. RIM Books, Auckland, NZ. Editors: Dieneke Jansen and Jenny Gillam. AK Launch: 27 Feb 2014, ST Paul St Gallery.
2011 Shopfront –commissioned by Letting Space for the 2011 Auckland Arts Festival. Shop 6, Station Square, Newmarket Railway Station, Auckland. 12-day event installation, 8-19 March.
2009 AN EVENT OF SORTS: TREESPOTTING –collaboration produced over a 3-month period for a chapter in THREADED ED8, The Homefront. The project "chronicles an event of sorts; a drive-by shooting and an expedition; a treespotting outing undertaken over many weeks that documents an ongoing conversation between two artists seeking out the flowering of trees in and around our local suburban streets."
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: solo/group
2017 Standard delivery; Frontyard arrangements; Flowers in transit postcard series 01-07,Flora curated by Natali Rojas. Franklin Arts Centre, Pukekohe
2017 Standard delivery for Art and Performance by Research, co-curated by Professor David Cross, Dr Patrick Pound and Gallery Director James Lynch. Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood, Melbourne
2016 A floral gesture, FLORA at MOJO, curated by Lyn Dallison for Artweek 2016. Viaduct Mojo, Auckland
2016 Suburban Night Tour, The Flower Show, The Vivian. Matakana
2016 Night magnolia, Mt Albert, All Goods, Whau Arts Space. Avondale, Auckland
2014 The Outdoor Room. Curated group exhibition. Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
2013 As if you were bringing back dust from the moon. Curated group exhibition. Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland
2013 Transforming Topographies, Project 4, The Lab – 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery. A series of events; 21 days/ 80 participants/ 34 projects. Installation event-based project. Curated by Hou Hanru. 1-21 July. facebook.com/TransformingTopographies
2012 Speakeasy for ASSEMBLY, Collaborative project with AUT research students/ 18 Visual collaborators. 2-day event, 1-2 May 2012, ST Paul St Gallery, AUT University, Auckland. Project Leader: AUT research exhibition project.
PUBLIC TALKS/ CONFERENCE PAPERS/ PUBLICATIONS
2018. The Arts in Society conference; How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action. Vancouver, Canada. Delivered paper titled, Discursive acts: flowers and other things. 27-29 June 2018.
2018. 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches; Knowledge as Disobedience, Expression and Creativity. Auckland, NZ. Co-delivered A postdisciplinary workshop: Clay Habits (with Harriet Stockman and Ryder Jones). 02-05 Feb 2018. www.postdisciplinary.net
2017. Panel for: David Thomas, Colouring Impermanence: Lesson 6/ Painting and/as expanded practice. RMIT Design Hub. 6 September.
2017. ANZAAE conference 2017, Whanganui. 18-20 July 2017.
–co-delivered paper for FREE PLAN resource as part of The Alla Prima Group; Free Sharing Knowledge: Sustaining Practice/ Crafting Futures. www.allaprima.co.nz
–delivered paper Temporary Practices: the politics of hospitality.
2016. Public in-conversation talk with John Vea: To All New Arrivals, Auckland Art Gallery. 1 October.
2016. Practice; Essay in Janet Lilo: Status Update -accompanying publication for Janet Lilo solo survey show at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith.
2015. Transversal Practices – New Materialisms conference, Melbourne. 27-29 October. Panel: The side step: conversations in transversal art and design practice – with Art & Design colleagues Janine Randerson and Layne Waerea.
2014. Engaging Publics/Public Engagement symposium, Auckland Art Gallery. (Public Share; A break in proceedings & Suburban Floral Association; Reciprocity in the Space of Display). 13 September 2014.
2014. Co-presenter with Fiona Grieve & Kirsty Grieve, paper titled, Copy Left; Distributing and Sharing Visual Arts resources (Alla Prima Project). 2014 ANZAAE conference. 15-17 July 2014.
2013. The Image conference; The Everyday Image: Reproduction and Participation. Chicago, USA. Co-presenter with Sue Gallagher, paper titled, Everyday Goings-on; intersecting points where context meets conversation. 18-19 October 2013.
2013. Public talk on the Transforming Topographies project and collaboration at Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, USA. 10 September 2013.
2013. Janet Lilo in conversation with Monique Redmond, Artspace Auckland for the 5th Auckland Triennial, “If you were to live here…”. In-conversation series. Curated by Hou Hanru. 6 July 2013.
2012. AAANZ Annual Conference 2012, Together < > Apart, University of Sydney, Australia. Co-presenter with Sue Gallagher, paper titled, The space of assembly. 12-14 July 2012.