Rosanna RAYMOND

Born 1967, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Lives and works in Auckland

Rosanna Raymond's SaVAge K'lub project (2010–ongoing) is an installation space that is activated by various K'lub members over the course of the exhibition. The project's title refers to a historical gentlemen's club first established in London in the nineteenth century. Raymond's version draws on the cultural stereotype and decor of such exclusive institutions, displaying historical artworks and images alongside newly created works and performances. The gendered, elitist aspect of the club is entirely removed, as indicated by Raymond's reworking of the title. The 'VA' in SaVAge refers to a Samoan philosophical understanding of space as 'active', not as empty and passive, but activated by people, relationships and reciprocal obligations. Raymond's SaVAge K'lub is enlivened by Pacific artists and local communities who have created new artworks, spoken word and performance artworks. These events re-invigorate the objects on display beyond the confines of a museum exhibit, allowing them to participate in the life of the community.

Participants include: Margaret Aull, Jess Holly Bates, Eric Bridgeman, Salvador Brown, Emine Burke, Precious Clark, Croc Coulter, Lisa Fa'alafi, Charlotte Graham, Mark James Hamilton, Katrina Igglesden, Jimmy Kouratoras, Numangatini MacKenzie, Ani O'Neill, Maryann Talia Pau, Tahiarii Pariente, Aroha Rawson, Rosanna Raymond, Reina and Molana Sutton, David Siliga Setoga, Grace Taylor, Niwhai Tupaea, Suzanne and Rameka Tamaki and Jo Walsh.

Rosanna Raymond has also worked with the QAGOMA Children's Art Centre to develop a project for APT8 Kids.

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Watch our interview with Rosanna Raymond | Auslan Interpreted and Closed Captions

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Rosanna Raymond, SaVAge K’lub (detail) 2010–ongoing

Rosanna Raymond, Aotearoa New Zealand b.1967 / SaVAge K’lub (detail) 2010–ongoing / Mixed media installation with ongoing actiVAtions / This project was realised with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland / Brisbane SaVAge K’lub developed for APT8 / Courtesy: The artist / © The artist.

Rosanna Raymond, SaVAge K’lub (detail) 2010–ongoing

Rosanna Raymond, Aotearoa New Zealand b.1967 / SaVAge K’lub 2010–ongoing / Mixed media installation with ongoing actiVAtions / This project was realised with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland / Brisbane SaVAge K’lub developed for APT8 / Courtesy: The artist / © The artist.

Rosanna Raymond invites young visitors to explore the tiputa in Kids APT8

Rosanna Raymond invites young visitors to explore the tiputa in Kids APT8, a type of garment originally created in Tahiti and widely used throughout the Pacific..

Rosanna Raymond talks about her SaVAge K'lub project in APT8

Rosanna Raymond talks about her SaVAge K'lub project in APT8.

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