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  • New Objects - Floor Talk

  • Maker: Kristin d'Agostino
  • Watch out or they'll take over the world 2011

    Maker: Fran Allison
    Materials: silver, paint, paper, resin, length 8cm, width at widest point 5cm
  • Anomia Blossom 2013 2013

    Maker: Pauline Bern
    Materials: fine and sterling silver, 9ct gold, shell, kowhai seed, mesh, cable, diameter 70mm, depth 45mm
  • Fringe Necklace  2013

    Maker: Joanna Campbell
    Materials: fine and sterling silver, 9ct gold, shell, kowhai seed, mesh, cable, diameter 70mm, depth 45mm
  • Her Imperial Highness 2007

    Maker: Octavia Cook
    Materials: sandblasted mirror and plywood, 250 x 180mm
  • sometimes I wish I could paint 2014

    Maker: Deborah Crowe
    Materials: machine embroidery, printed textile, stretcher, 380 x 760 x 38mm
  • decanter

    Maker: Crystal Chain Gang
  • Black brooch with green oval 2010

    Maker: Mary Curtis
    Materials: Oxidised Stg Silver, wall paper, stainless steel wire, 64 x67 x 11 mm
  • Sharon Fitness

  • Sharon Fitness

  • Biscuit Brooch 1996

    Maker: Warwick Freeman
    Materials: pearl shell, gold, silver, 55mm x 8mm
  • Maker: Corrina Hoseason
  • Portrait of Violeta Parra 2014

    Maker: Andy Kingston
    Materials: Clay, slips, underglazes, glaze, enamels, 210 x 111 x 115
  • Gravity's Banana 2012

    Maker: Tessa Laird
    Materials: Earthenware with underglaze colours, 310 tall X 250 wide X 170 deep
  • Wiggle Seat 2013

    Maker: Peter Lange
    Materials: brick, reinforcing steel and epoxy glue.780mm high, 650 deep, 460 wide. 120 Kg
  • Karu atua 2014

    Maker: Karl Leonard
    Materials: Pingao, kiekie, kakaho, half rounds, black paint, 61cm length 43cm width
  • Tea Cosy 2014

    Maker: Rosemary McLeod
    Materials: Wool and acrylic felts, wool batting, cotton lining, perle thread, 22 x 28 cm plus 4.5 cm gusset
  • Backpack, piazza del Popolo, Roma 2013

    Maker: Gina Matchitt
    Materials: woven photo on plastic bag, 500x500mm
  • Maker: Richard Parker
  • Dirty Dairy 2014

    Maker: Meliors Simms
    Materials: Vintage wool blankets, cotton threads, 340x390mm
  • Bisou 2011

    Maker: Manon van Kouswijk
    Materials: porcelain, pigment, glaze, silver steel, 55 x 20 x 20 mm
    Image credit Jeremy Dillon
  • Pendant 2013

    Maker: Lisa Walker
    Materials: wood, lacquer, thread, 15 x 10cm

New Objects

Event / 08 August 2014


Viewing : 8-13 August 10am – 5pm

Floortalk: 11am Saturday 9 August

Auction : 6.30pm Wednesday 13 August drinks from 5.30pm

Purchased items will be available for removal at the conclusion of the auction


Recently Objectspace, in partnership with Creative New Zealand, hosted Paris-based Benjamin Lignel in New Zealand. He’s a very influential figure in contemporary jewellery at the global level. He observed the New Zealand contemporary jewellery sector as ‘small but powerful’ in terms of its relationship to the rest of the world.  This observation perfectly describes the works in New Objects. It is a small selection but powerful in terms of its quality and the reputations of these makers.  Many of the makers included in New Objects have distinguished themselves from their peers by either having their works acquired by our leading art museums or creating a profile for themselves that extends far beyond our shores, and for a number of these makers by both means . Two New Objects exhibitors, Lisa Walker and Warwick Freeman, are both recipients of the world’s most prestigious award for contemporary jewellery. The makers featured in New Objects represent contemporary practice of the very highest level of accomplishment.

Objectspace since opening in 2004 has attracted local and international accolades. One of the world’s most respected authorities Dr Glenn Adamson, now the Director of New York’s Museum of Art & Design, has described as experimental and innovative. Objectspace was established to create new opportunities for outstanding New Zealand makers and designers. New Objects is an initiative that creates new opportunities for makers and their supporters as it is a selected group of works by outstanding makers, all of whom are recent Objectspace exhibitors.

New Objects will be on exhibition at Objectspace from 8 August with works being offered for sale on 13 August 2014. New Objects is an important opportunity to view and acquire small but powerful works by renowned contemporary makers whose works are held by some of the most prestigious public and private collections in New Zealand and elsewhere.

Click here to view the catalogue.