What is this all about?

In 2010, Seven Auckland Jewellery Geeks embarked on a mission to get their work out there and seen by Subliminally Infiltrating other people's openings with the work of that evening's Feature Geek.
In 2011, a few more geeks join in the fun and break a few of the original Subliminal Infiltration rules...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cath Dearsley Infiltrates 'Talking to Me' at Objectspace

Talking to Me: collecting and making, curated by Philip Clarke and starring Warwick Freeman, Andrea Daly, Simon Gamble, Vita Cochran, Emily Siddell, Genevieve Packer and Richard Stratton was a pretty cool show and how could we not infiltrate it with those big jewellers involved. A rather interesting show investigating what makers like to collect.  Highlights were Simon Gamble's vintage calculator collection and Warwick Freeman's star photos.

Cath modelling her lovely donkey and the lovely hat that she knitted.
Gillian pointing the finger
Raewyn thought this shirt looked rather like wallpaper and therefore tremendously good for displaying her Rat Head trophy.
Renee trying to be incognito.
This is the coolest mouse pendant ever!
Rocko having a good sniff.
Lillian and 'Coral' infiltrating Andrea Daly and Philip Clarke wearing his Broach of the Month Club brooch by Ross Malcolm 'In the Pink'.
Sinead wearing the 'Kiss' Brooch
Sharon appeared to be unadorned at first, but if you hung around her long enough...
At the end of the night, Cath gave Sharon a new brooch of Poppy and Bitsy riding their scooters.  Sweet!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sharon does an Impromptu Subliminal Infiltration of herself with a little help from the Satellites

Now, Papakura Art Gallery is a long way from the city and I didnt really expect the geeks to turn up, so I didnt plan a Subliminal Infiltration for the opening of Think Twice: a jewellery installation of Manukau School of Visual Arts jewellery department staffers Mary Curtis, Fran Allison, Renee Bevan and Sharon Fitness, especially as this opening was sandwiched between the Lynsay at Masterworks and Cath at Objectspace infiltrations - is there such a thing as too much geeking in one week? Na.

So, at the last minute I decided I could infiltrate my show with me and a photo of me and that would be mildly amusing. Fortuitously, the satellite geeks Jo, Renee and Lillian did some infiltrations of their own, followed by Cath and Nadene when they arrived a little later on. 

I must say that I was extremely impressed by the new look of the Papakura Art Gallery - very professional and white and looking like a very cool gallery space - a long way from the pokey cream hessian wall pinboard community gallery outfit it had last time I ventured this far south.  Well done!

Sharon Fitness wearing Sharon infiltrating Sharon wearing Sharon
Renee Bevan infiltrating Renee Bevan wearing Fran Allison
Broach of the Month Club wearer Joey wearing Renee Bevan infiltrating Bill Riley wearing Renee Bevan
Lillian wearing a Sharon Moo Cow necklace
Renee's David Bielander Shrimp chatting to Mr Rocket
A ghostly woman wearing Mary Curtis infiltrating Mary's neighbour Marianne wearing Mary Curtis
Nadene turned up unadorned (shock horror!) so quickly made a capsicum and pretzel pin.
And Cath wearing Cath infiltrating Frances Hansens show in the entrance gallery 'Nearly Everything'.  I later found our that this rather special little donkey is attached via a magnetic tail which can be attached to the tail end when not being worn.  Magical!
Impromptu Infiltrations are fun!

Lynsay Raine Subliminally Infiltrates 'Out of the Everyday' at Masterworks even though she is in Northern Ireland

We are getting pretty good at Subliminally Infiltrating now and lots of people joined in with us for the subliminal infiltration of group show 'Out of the Everyday', Mike Crawford's 'Mantel' and Flora Sekanova's Jewellery Box. Best thing in the show for me was Hana Rakena's Canterbury Earthquake damaged jug seen in the background - very out of the ordinary.
Broach of the Month Club wearer Bronwynne Cornish was very chuffed to be wearing a Lynsay.
Raewyn's son Luke wanted to wear a Lynsay.
New gallery director Oscar wanted to wear his father's Lynsay.
The baby Lynsay BOM brooch wanted to wear some Lynsays.
Peter Peryers monkey badge wanted to wear a Lynsay.
Eloise got in on the infiltration too with her Pigs in Blankets.
In a moment which I suspect may have been premeditated, Raewyn whipped out her blue torch necklace and played a game of spotlight the brooch (one of our fist guerrilla tactic ideas) which was a great deal of fun.
Lynsay was planning to go out Infiltrating in Belfast, so hopefully I can include some of her photos soon.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kristin Subliminally Infiltrates St Paul Street Gallery and gets all interactive

With a quick rush around to get enough Kristin D'Agostino to wear while she was out of the country, the Geeks Subliminally Infiltrated their first 'Fine Art' opening.  Lynsay's flatmate Charlotte and Selina were also infiltrating in borrowed fungiware.

Satellite Geek Selina Shanti Woulfe and some other people were staring in Make / Shift: a pacific islandy influenced artist show with the whole works - moving image, strange fruit, drawings, prints, found retro pictures, photography, installation and performance art. Excellent. The best thing about this exhibition was the chocolate chip cookies, the chocolate cakey things and the Coopers beer - Nadene gave that the big thumbs up!

Selina's work and photos were fantastic of course.  For some reason we tended to bunch up for 5 minutes and then disperse in little groups before being drawn back each other.  It must have been the influence of those bikini bottoms stuffed with talcum powder on bungy cords or maybe the Fungi just wanted to grow in amongst the other installations. 

Or maybe it was because not many people were paying any attention to our Subliminal Infiltration, so we subliminally started drawing attention to ourselves.  Who knows.
It was a fun night out and we got to chat to lots of people we havent seen in ages. 
Yay St Paul Street, Yay D'Agostino Fungi.