Public Good: Image credit - D Cook
Tim Middleton, Charlotte Watson, Gareth Williams, Tim J. Veling, Matthew Galloway, David Cook, Raewyn Martyn, Stuart Shepherd
RAMP Gallery and Wintec School of Media Arts cordially invite you to the grand reopening of the newly refurbished RAMP Gallery and the opening preview of the exhibition Public Good on Friday 22nd February at 5pm.
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.
Curated by Kim Paton, Public Good is an ongoing project that includes a series of exhibitions and publications over 18 months. Two exhibitions in the courtyard of the Waikato Museum also launch Public Good, the first (that opens concurrently with Public Good at RAMP) is a new installation by USA based artist Raewyn Martyn. This will be followed by a large scale interactive musical installation by Stuart Shepherd.
The first of two publications under the Public Good umbrella will be released at the close of the RAMP exhibition (on 22 March 2013 at RAMP Gallery) and will include contributions from 30 artists, writers and designers on the subject of public space. Contributors include Jonty Valentine, Mark Harvey, Bryce Galloway, Mark Amery, Karl Chitham, Sophie Jerram, Michael Harrison, Spencer Levine and Simon Esling.
Established in 1997, RAMP is a contemporary art gallery. RAMP presents a programme of exhibitions, projects and publications from artists and designers from throughout New Zealand and Internationally. The refurbishment of RAMP marks an exciting period of development and change, reopening after a nine month closure with a prominent new façade and a significant extension to exhibition space.