Not standing still Written by Raewyn Martyn, Rachel O’Neill & Gregory Kan

Wenerei 8 Ākuhata

Wednesday 8 August


Presented alongside Not standing still, a group exhibition curated by 2018 Blue Oyster and Caselberg Trust Summer Resident, Raewyn Martyn. This exhibition and accompanying publication features works by Katie Breckon, Dana Carter, Scott Flanagan, Jenny Gillam, Hope Ginsburg, Eugene Hansen, Motoko Kikkawa, Geoff Martyn, Melissa Martyn, Raewyn Martyn, William Henry Meung, Murdabike, Anet Neutze, Aroha Novak, Maria O’Toole, Charlotte Parallel, Kim Pieters, Deano Shirriffs and Jemma Woolmore, and writing by Gregory Kan, Rachel O'Neill and Raewyn Martyn.

Raewyn Martyn
Rachel O’Neill

Rachel O’Neill is a filmmaker, writer and artist based in Te Whanganui-āTara, Aotearoa. Her debut book, One Human in Height (Hue & Cry Press) was published in 2013. She is developing several book projects, short films, and is writing a feature film with the assistance of a 2018 SEED Grant (NZWG/NZFC). ‘She throws a sheet over her tongue’ is a response to Gregory Kan’s poem ‘Meanwhile, we console ourselves with stones’ and the curatorial kaupapa and works in Not standing still

Gregory Kan

Gregory Kan is a writer and coder based in Wellington. His poetry has been featured or is forthcoming in literary journals such as the Atlanta Review, Landfall, The Listener, SPORT and Best New Zealand Poems. His poetry and philosophical works have also featured in exhibitions and publications for contemporary art institutions such as the Auckland Art Gallery, Artspace, the Adam Art Gallery, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Physics Room. Auckland University Press published his first book, This Paper Boat, in 2016. This Paper Boat was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan Poetry Prize in 2013 and for the New Zealand Book Awards for Best Poetry in 2017. He was a Grimshaw-Sargeson Fellow for 2017. His second poetry collection, Under Glass, is forthcoming with Auckland University Press.