RM Women’s Moving Image Archive

An accessible online archive dedicated to highlighting women’s moving image in Aotearoa.

(Background video credit: Becky Nunes, Open Home – a glimpse into Ann Shelton’s House Work,  see full video here)

Welcome to the RM Women’s Moving Image Archive

RM’s Women’s Moving Image Archive will showcase current and past work to the public, and aims to be a platform where emerging and contemporary moving image artists will contribute their work so that a contextual archive of women’s moving image in Aotearoa can be established.

The project is a response to the continued marginalisation of women’s moving image, in which the seminal contributions of a diverse range of artists spanning decades has yet to be historicised or given due attention. Moving image – in its ephemerality and (apparent) lack of commodity value – often partially falls into oblivion, remaining under-seen, under-researched and largely inaccessible. The lack of a consistent archival platform dedicated to women’s moving image (and to indigenous, Pacifica, and LGBTQ moving image artists) is obvious, and this project seeks to slowly fill this fundamental gap.

We hope this archive, in its endeavour to trace, catalogue, preserve, exhibit, and circulate, will be a useful tool for practitioners, artists, scholars, arts organisations, schools, and the wider public. We also hope for future archival projects in which the contributions of marginalised subjects to moving image will be highlighted, and are excited for the potential of this project to engage curators, writers, artists, researchers, archivists, and other galleries to branch out and profile this work.

About RM

RM is an artist-run space, project office and archive. Established in 1997, RM is the country’s longest running artist-run-space.

RM Website

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If you would like to submit work for the Archive, please email RM here info@rm.org,nz

Moving Image Archive is a RM Gallery and Project Space project
RM Hours
Thursday and Friday 1pm – 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 4pm

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Samoa House Lane
Auckland Central 1010
RM is located in the centre of Auckland, close to Karangahape Road. We are on Samoa House Lane, just off of Beresford Street — look out for the incredible fale of Samoa House and you’re nearly there.
We are  2 minutes walk from Artspace, Ivan Anthony and Michael Lett.