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19 November 2016 - 04 February 2017
Working as a
fabric artist since 1971, Susan Holmes is recognised for her intuitive
engagement with fabrics spanning five decades. From simple beginnings producing
potato print scarves and shirts, she soon established a reputation for creating
beautiful fashion garments which she sold at Brown’s Mill. Constantly improvising and devising new
techniques of printing, dyeing, stencilling, spraying and manipulating fabrics
her work has remained inventive and creative. Now most well known for her
contribution to wearable art as one of the most awarded World of WearableArt™ designers
in New Zealand. Susan Holmes: Fabric
Artist at Objectspace, the fifth major commissioned project in
Objectspace’s Masters of Craft series, honours her mastery of textile craft.
of Craft exhibition series celebrates the achievements of outstanding New
Zealand practitioners working at the highest level in the fields of craft,
design and the applied arts whose practice is distinctive, enduring,
influential and redefining of tradition.Susan
Holmes is arguably New Zealand’s most accomplished and acclaimed fabric artist.
01 October 2016 - 05 November 2016
Half-blood is an exhibition that challenges the history and myths associated with both Māori and Pakeha identity through two playable digital artworks by graphic designer Johnson Witehira. The works, projected side-by-side in the gallery space, present two narratives; the arrival of Māori and the arrival of Pakeha in Aotearoa New Zealand. The audience are invited to take up the controls and navigate a Pacific or British character through the alien landscape, with each forced to overcome challenges in their newly-discovered worlds. For Māori this included taming the harsh environment; for Pakeha it was taming the savages.
27 August 2016 - 24 September 2016
Reimagining the city through the eyes of critically attuned and collective making practices which engage in the vital issues and materials of our contemporary landscape with resilience, humour, energy and transmutation.
Image: Luka Mues 'Hang In There Baby' Campaign Film, 2015, (still), Directed by Juliet Carpenter
09 July 2016 - 13 August 2016
A third iteration of New Zealand's prominent jewellery mentoring project, Handshake returns to Objectspace. Founded by jeweller Peter Deckers
in 2011, Handshake 3 sees a shift in in mentor / mentee
relationship, where the mentor becomes collaborator.
26 May 2016 - 02 July 2016
Objectspace Ltd Edition 2016 Designed by Alan Deare,
Benjamin Alexander and Zuzana Kristofava
100% Silk, designed and produced locally supporting
principles of ethica and sustainable production.
Edition of 100.
27 May 2016 - 02 July 2016
Show_sell_shift marks the first show in Objectspace’s history
where works of locally, handcrafted ware will be for sale in the gallery,
featuring works from an extraordinary range of leading New Zealand artists,
makers and designers with a focus is on functional and accessibly priced
objects that people want to use and will love in their everyday life.
23 April 2016 - 21 May 2016
New making from recent graduates of Aotearoa New Zealand
05 March 2016 - 16 April 2016
A Storage Problem is an interactive installation of ceramics
created for Objectspace by Hawkes Bay artist Martin Poppelwell.
30 January 2016 - 27 February 2016
David Clarke, Vito Bila, Peter Bauhuis
14 November 2015 - 19 December 2015
New voices on ceramics.
03 October 2015 - 07 November 2015
the first lifetime survey show of internationally renowned Auckland
basketmaker Ruth Castle.
22 August 2015 - 26 September 2015
STRANDS: weaving a new
fabric invites you not to overlook weaving but to take another look, to
recognise it and revalue it.
11 July 2015 - 08 August 2015
Zero waste garment design led by Holly McQuillan
06 June 2015 - 04 July 2015
Contemporary jewellery practice informed by Māori enquiry
23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
An interactive one week pop-up show in the main gallery...
18 April 2015 - 16 May 2015
in Show 2015 provides a snapshot of New Zealand's best up and coming designers and
is a yearly highlight on the Objectspace calendar.
07 March 2015 - 09 April 2015
Uku Rere is a survey of contemporary
ceramics by makers Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan, Colleen Urlich, Wi Taepa and
05 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
The Transmogrifier Collection features works by Gisborne-based designer Katy Wallace. Each piece of furniture has been crafted using secondhand objects as the material for a newly designed object.
08 November 2014 - 20 December 2014
The latest Objectspace exhibition marks the 40th anniversay of Fingers Gallery in Auckland.
17 October 2014 - 01 November 2014
Press: The New Zealand Connection focuses on the connections that Janus Press and its founder, artist, illustrator and typographer Claire Van Vliet have with New Zealand.
23 August 2014 - 11 October 2014
The newest exhibition at Objectspace, Mark Cleverley: Objectspace Master of Craft, seeks to celebrate Cleverley’s 60 year legacy of design, which crosses the fields of architecture, ceramics, furniture, graphic design, textiles and design education.
07 August 2014 - 14 August 2014
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.
20 June 2014 - 02 August 2014
this exhibition, Objectspace delves into the two dimensional world of
paintings, photographs and prints made by six contemporary artists: Kushana Bush, Elaine Campaner (Australia), Graham Fletcher, Georgie
Hill, Marian Maguire, and Neil Pardington.
03 May 2014 - 14 June 2014
The Talisman Project is a collaboration by furniture
designer, Roger Kelly and jeweller, Mia Straka. In this interactive exhibition,
visitors are encouraged not only to look, but also touch
and explore works. According to the makers, the project was born out of a
shared belief of the “need to reinvigorate areas of craft/object art and design
with a sense of wonder and discovery”.
15 March 2014 - 26 April 2014
From bacteria-inspired wallpaper design, to interactive jewellery, 3D printed shoes, and brightly coloured prints evolving into a fashion collection – the annual graduate exhibition Best in Show is back.
01 February 2014 - 08 March 2014
Tim Wigmore’s Precious Cargo project stems from his research into the historical uses and physical
characteristics of our native trees and plants and his exploration of Maori
myth and legend. He says “I conceived of
the Precious Cargo project as a way
to celebrate our fauna which is so much a part of our cultural identity”.
18 October 2013 - 17 December 2013
Nanette Cameron: Objectspace Master of Craft is the third exhibition in a series, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding New Zealand practitioners working at the highest level in the fields of craft, design and the applied arts whose practice is distinctive, enduring, influential and redefining of tradition.
27 July 2013 - 21 September 2013
Shoes are hot.
Fashion curator Colleen Hill observes that, "Over the past 13 years,
designer shoes have replaced “it” bags as the most important accessory—and they
have in fact become central to the fashion story. Shoes are also more extreme,
extravagant, and extraordinary than ever before."
15 June 2013 - 20 July 2013
The Handshake exhibition, represents the culmination of the Handshake mentoring project that began in 2011 involving twelve, then emerging, New Zealand-based jewellers.
11 May 2013 - 08 June 2013
presents a season of contemporary jewellery with two exhibitions that place New
Zealand jewellers and their practices on an international stage: Joyaviva curated by Kevin Murray will be first to arrive at Objectspace
09 March 2013 - 04 May 2013
rich and profoundly beautiful, Islanders surveys
the work of New Zealand sculptor Jo Torr, who explores cultural exchange
through the lens of costume and textile history. Her exquisitely designed and
authentically detailed garments, provide an intriguing mode for reflecting on
the history and vogues of early European and Polynesian encounters, both in New
Zealand and in wider Polynesia.
02 February 2013 - 02 March 2013
Best in Show is Objectspace's annual graduate exhibition showcasing a
selection of outstanding work in the fields of Applied Arts and Design.
Now in its ninth year, Best in Show 2013 functions as a platform for
students launching their careers, while also providing an opportunity
for the public to view a range of the latest exciting work to emerge
from tertiary organisations.
24 November 2012 - 20 December 2012
Inspired by the notion of blikfang, a Danish word meaning ‘eye-trap', Keith investigates her ongoing enthraldom with objects both old and new, creating installations that include t-shirts, handmade textiles, 20th century art and antiques.
08 September 2012 - 17 November 2012
Objectspace is delighted to present the second Objectspace Masters of Craft exhibition, Kobi Bosshard: Objectspace Master of Craft, curated by Dr Damian Skinner, New Zealand's foremost contemporary jewellery commentator.
Objectspace's Masters of Craft exhibition series celebrates the achievements of outstanding New Zealand practitioners working at the highest level in the fields of craft, design and the applied arts whose practice is distinctive, enduring, influential and redefining of tradition.
30 June 2012 - 01 September 2012
"Ubiquitous: Aspects of Contemporary Pattern" is a thematic exhibition exploring contemporary pattern with works made by New Zealand makers and designers within the last 10 years.
In presenting this exhibition, Objectspace seeks to explore the enduring appeal of pattern and pattern-making for contemporary New Zealand makers. "Ubiquitous: Aspects of Contemporary Pattern" presents work by practitioners working across a wide range of media including design, craft, applied arts, sculpture, print-making and photography, demonstrating pattern's contemporary relevance.
18 June 2012 - 23 June 2012
7UP is a free talkfest for all with a stake in New Zealand's craft sector. It is a unique opportunity for makers, designers, students, teachers, collectors and organisations to learn about sector successes, stories and changes. 7UP includes evening talks and installations and concludes with sector leaders assessing our field, its wider environment and future. 7UP marks the completion of over seven years of programmed activity at Objectspace.
28 April 2012 - 09 June 2012
"Fancy Fools Flight" is a new body of work by Martinborough-based glass artists Jim Dennison and Leanne Williams who since 2004 have worked collaboratively as the Crystal Chain Gang. Together the pair have pushed the boundaries of the medium, utilising cast glass to create innovative work that traverses the territories of art, craft, design and industry. Curated and toured nationally by the Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, "Fancy Fools Flight" features an impressive new body of work which challenges the possibilities of the medium of cast glass.
17 March 2012 - 21 April 2012
Best in Show is an important ongoing Objectspace project that showcases outstanding new applied arts graduates from tertiary institutions around New Zealand. Best in Show 2012 is the eighth exhibition in this series, and features 18 emerging practitioners on the cusp of exciting creative careers. Areas of practice in Best in Show 2012 include graphic design, ceramics, product design, textiles, video art, contemporary jewellery and furniture.
07 February 2012 - 10 March 2012
Objectspace is delighted to present two engaging installations by three internationally renowned jewellers Manon van Kouswijk, Fabrizio Tridenti and Ted Noten, timed to coincide with JEMposium.
19 November 2011 - 22 December 2011
Objectspace is delighted to present "Nimamea'a: The fine arts of Tongan embroidery and crochet" - our first major project focused on making from the Pacific.
08 October 2011 - 05 November 2011
Ann Verdcourt is one of New Zealand's most innovative and dedicated ceramic artists. This exhibition at Objectspace considers three decades of Verdcourt's career through her still life works, an enduring theme from which she continues to draw lively inspiration.
27 August 2011 - 01 October 2011
"Listen to them. Children of the night! What music they make!"
Few can forget Bela Lugosi in his famous role as the blood-sucking Count in Tod Browning's 1931 cult classic Dracula, delivering these immortal lines of dialogue in his sonorous Hungarian accent as a pack of wolves howls outside in the darkness.
The idea of Lugosi's offspring, his children of the night, and the music that they might make, is the concept that underpins the thematic group exhibition Lugosi's Children at Objectspace.
11 June 2011 - 06 August 2011
The relationship between photography and art is now a committed one; in fact, it is arguable whether art can exist without it. Like European Old Masters artworks some jewels are only ever seen by a handful of people. And so the photographic representation itself becomes a known and sometimes desired object and eventually part of jewellery's discourse. Eye Catch is Objectspace's first photographic exhibition. The categories in which the photographs are grouped are porous, their borders open: jewellery in portraiture; as prop; as product line; as self portrait; as emblem; in fiction; as artefact; in the news; and in time and place. Eye Catch is not a definitive collection of jewellery in New Zealand photographs; it "contains what Cook and Freeman caught after trawling, albeit with the gimlet eyes of jewellery practitioners" says writer Frances Walsh who interviewed the curators about their selection.
14 May 2011 - 04 June 2011
Why Milan? New Zealand designers reflect is a collaborative exhibition project and magazine feature presented by Objectspace and Urbis magazine. The exhibition showcases seven outstanding contemporary New Zealand designers; Phil Cuttance, David Trubridge, Well-Groomed-Fox, Rod Fry, Simon James, Designtree, and Punga and Smith. These designers based both locally and overseas, have utilised the prestigious Milan design week - arguably the biggest design fair in the world - to showcase their work to an international audience.
05 March 2011 - 07 May 2011
This exhibition surveys the career and practice of Richard Parker, a defining figure within NZ ceramics, whose singular vision has sustained his career for over 30 years and produced works that are uniquely recognisable. The exhibition and 120 page book features works loaned from leading public and private collections around New Zealand. The curator, Richard Fahey, says "Parker had his own picture of what a pot should look like", and that although Parker's practice is grounded within the traditions of studio ceramics, "as an artist, his innovative approach seeks to redefine for us new ways we may understand the decorative object."
29 January 2011 - 24 February 2011
The Best in Show exhibition series is an annual fixture in the Objectspace calendar. Inaugurated in 2005, the aim is to showcase Objectspace's selection of talented emerging applied arts graduates from tertiary institutions around New Zealand. Areas of practice covered in 2011 by these 'diamonds in the rough' include graphic design, digital design, textiles, ceramics, contemporary jewellery and furniture.
06 November 2010 - 18 December 2010
In this exhibition, designed primarily for children, Bronwyn Lloyd and Karl Chitham treat the humble brown box as a plain structure with unlimited imaginative potential while at the same time bringing together two of their primary enthusiasms: making up stories and making objects from paper and cardboard. One Brown Box is made up of adaptations of five classic children's stories including The Princess and the Pea, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Hansel and Gretel, each told from the perspective of overlooked, minor and absent characters from the original tales, illustrated with large and small models made entirely from boxes and paper.
18 September 2010 - 30 October 2010
The domains of makers and designers Vita Cochran, Andrea Daly, Warwick Freeman, Simon Gamble, Genevieve Packer, Emily Siddell and Richard Stratton are the locations of diverse accumulations of collected objects in addition to works from their own practices. The collections of these designers and makers are in some cases diverse, but despite the expansiveness of some of the collections there is a focus to them. Each of these collections in some way inform and resource the production of their owners. 'Talking to Me' has discovered that makers' collecting and collections are closely inter-related to their making practice, providing a new and revealing lens for better understanding that practice and, in some cases, the conception and development of individual works.
07 August 2010 - 11 September 2010
Sing - recite - repeat - inform - reiterate - impart - provoke - react - respond. All of these kupu (words) illuminate the concept of chants or waiata and express the ways in which oral traditions can communicate deeper insight and meaning to events, people and relationships. Whether motivated by political struggle or individual desire and ambition, the narrative message found within chants has the power to elevate and emancipate agendas and positions. This practice is applied here to describe the pairing of contemporary Maori weavers Ngaahina Hohaia and Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard.
03 July 2010 - 31 July 2010
"Metadecorative', the word Curtis solders together to title this exhibition, points to her work as decoration about decoration, as decoration that investigates the intricacies of decoration's histories, languages and forms to produce new forms of decoration. For Curtis, these investigations have her exploring European museum collections, trawling library shelves, reading historical and contemporary writings on decorative arts and practices and sifting through the contents of second hand stores. While the research activities are diverse and the garnered treasures eclectic, the work at the bench is precise. It seeks to produce jewellery pieces that have the feel of the present through the quotation of remembered shapes, textures and patterns.
15 May 2010 - 26 June 2010
This exhibition posits that the quotidian (def: everyday, commonplace) is a useful lens for understanding aspects of contemporary design practice ranging from fashion, furniture, graphic, product to spatial design. Specifically it demonstrates how the quotidian is a resource for contemporary designers and the participating designers in particular; Alt Group, Nat Cheshire, Formway Design, Adrian Hailwood, Peter Haythornthwaite, Guy Hohmann, Jamie McLellan, Jonty Valentine, Matthew von Sturmer, Katy Wallace, and Cybele Wiren.
27 March 2010 - 08 May 2010
Now in its sixth year, Objectspace's annual graduate exhibition continues to present outstanding graduates from New Zealand tertiary institutions in the fields of Applied Arts and Design. Providing a valuable snapshot of the trends and issues in contemporary creative practice, Best in Show 2010 showcases seventeen newly emerged voices in contemporary Jewellery, Fashion, Textile, Object, Furniture, Ceramics, and Graphic Design.
28 January 2010 - 20 March 2010
The Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award (1977-1998) was for many years, New Zealand's most enduring art award, certainly the most internationalist award operating in the visual arts and one of the most generously sponsored. This exhibition displays, for the first time the winning pots as a group. This project, curated by Grant Thompson, considers the core cultural co-ordinates of this event; the position of ceramics in the culture and in the mind of the public, the value and nature of collections, internationalism, sponsorship and the relationship between flagship events and contemporary practice. All of these themes are still highly relevant issues within the contemporary visual arts.
23 September 2009 - 19 December 2009
Reveals the hand of private collectors, what and why they collect the objects they own. The exhibition features selections of works from 18 collections; cars and contraceptives, tools and jewels, toys and tiki, handkerchiefs and designer sunglasses. The motivations of the collectors are as diverse as the objects they collect and range from motives including devotion and fashionability, saviour and sentiment, patronage and philanthropy, amusement and reference. Contending that collectors deserve to be acknowledged as more than just object consumers, Curator Philip Clarke notes that these 18 collectors demonstrate that "collecting is a cultural practice that enlarges and enriches public life."
25 July 2009 - 12 September 2009
The word 'Designer' is a loaded term which for most of the population inspires visions of glamorous personalities, high fashion and covetable objects. Let's face it, the glossy and multifaceted world of design has held us enthralled for decades. Within the varied sub-industries of design however, there are numerous career pathways that garner relatively little public acclaim, despite occupying important roles within contemporary society. Type design is one of these roads less travelled and 'Printing Types: New Zealand Type Design Since 1870' is a new exhibition which directly addresses this important field.
06 June 2009 - 18 July 2009
Twentieth century German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys famously proclaimed "every man is an artist" and it seems that we have built upon this notion to include craft. It is perhaps easy to utilise statements like this as truths, yet for artists engaged with craft practice, this type of belief does not accommodate the important idea of skill. In from the Garden showcases the practices of four establishing contemporary artists with feet firmly in the skilled terrain of craft practice.
18 April 2009 - 30 May 2009
New Threads showcases a selection of male New Zealand weavers and aims to dispel long held misunderstandings about the role men have played in the history of weaving. Although the makers in New Threads reference techniques and materials from the raranga traditions of Maori, not all the makers are Maori. Irrespective of their background their works demonstrate a contemporary and dynamic balance between the conventions of the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and ideas and materials from further afield.
27 February 2009 - 09 April 2009
A captivating and significant exhibition of works by contemporary jeweller Kirsten Haydon, Ice Terrane is inspired by the untamed Antarctic landscape and the history it has engendered in New Zealanders' hearts and minds. Haydon has been making work about Antarctica since 2005, when she was New Zealand Antarctic Arts Fellow and travelled to the continent.
24 January 2009 - 21 February 2009
Best In Show 2009 was Objectspace's fifth annual exhibition in a series which showcases a handpicked selection of outstanding craft and design graduates. The Best In Show format has proven itself to be an important event within the New Zealand craft and design exhibition calendar and Objectspace is proud to have represented a range of new voices over the last five editions of Best In Show. The fourteen exhibitors in the 2009 edition encompassed the exciting and varied terrain of spatial, graphic and textile design along with ceramics, jewellery and object art installation.
15 November 2008 - 20 December 2008
Uncovering a range of embroiderers' work that challenges many preconceptions about stitch 'No Rules: Rediscovering Embroidery' gathers a selection of 18 makers who have broken free of convention, or redirected it in unexpected ways. These makers have uncovered eloquent personal directions, their common link the inevitability of stitch as their medium of choice. Such exploration is re-discovering the world of stitch, reclaiming it, and opening it to new possibilities.
11 October 2008 - 08 November 2008
Objectspace Limited Editions provides an opportunity for discerning collectors to purchase exclusive new designs by leading New Zealand makers working within a number of making traditions in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is an ongoing initiative that works as a professional development opportunity for object makers and as a fundraiser for Objectspace. In 2008 makers were invited to submit designs for works that would be future heirlooms.
11 October 2008 - 08 November 2008
1839 Exchanges: Jewellery by Jason Hall is an exhibition about jewellery, identity and cultural exchange explored through a series of amulets created for Frederick Edward Maning, an Irishman who arrived in Aotearoa in 1833 and became a trader. Maning is a well known Pakeha Maori, a term that refers to Europeans who lived as Maori in the early phase of colonisation. Maning, who initially advised Maori not to sign the Treaty of Waitangi, later became a land court judge in the 1860s, and a member of the European colonial gentry.
06 September 2008 - 04 October 2008
Unwearable promises to be an exciting and innovative installation for Objectspace. The title of this exhibition pulls in two directions. Some of the most recent works strain at the limits of wearability in size and intention. They bring to mind earlier European jewellery experiments which prodded function and the relationship to the body in order to liberate jewellery and align it with investigations taking centre stage in other art practices. Being unwearable, though, as Walker's work yet again demonstrates, doesn't mean leaving behind the realm of jewellery.
02 August 2008 - 30 August 2008
The works in Clay Economies traverse the industrially mass produced and the handcrafted; the ornamental and the utilitarian; the authored and the anonymous; the high and low status; the visible and the barely acknowledged. By assembling such a diversity of works the intent is to expand our understanding of contemporary ceramic practice by considering the multiplicity of ceramic production and consumption that exists beyond the narrow confines of studio pottery.
28 June 2008 - 26 July 2008
Strange/Familiar is a new exhibition of sculptural ceramics by Otago based artist Nicholas Mullany. Working "in a manner that is methodical and borders on the neurotic", Mullany's gestalt gestures are physically self evident. Writer Christine Whybrew observes, Mullany constructs works that are "reminiscent of Lego creations". Mullany says his working methods enable him "to create objects that are transitional in nature to navigate the often uncanny relationship that exists between the maker and the object."
27 May 2008 - 21 June 2008
Based in the small town of Opotiki, in the Bay Of Plenty, Tangimoe Clay became interested in flax in the late 1980s and has spent a number of years honing her craft. Tangimoe's works have attracted the attention of an increasing number of collectors and in 2006 she was exhibited in the international touring exhibition Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread. Steeped in a tradition many generations old, Uhengaparaoa: Works by Tangimoe Clay is a rare opportunity to witness a contemporary Maori craftsperson successfully negotiating and thoroughly engaged with her craft.
12 April 2008 - 17 May 2008
In 1966, Henderson Valley resident, Alwynne Crowsen came across an article in The Lady, a periodical sent to her by an Aunt in England, that suggested it was not possible to teach yourself lacemaking. Since then Crowsen has proved The Lady wrong. In addition to teaching herself the art of lacemaking, Crowsen has passed her knowledge on to countless others via weekly community classes and the Auckland Embroiderers' and Lacemakers' Guild, which she co-founded in 1970. Crowsen has seldom undertaken commissions or given her work away, instead she has made her own collection.
01 March 2008 - 05 April 2008
The designers and engineers featured in Redefining Agility apply contemporary manufacturing processes and materials to the production of specialist sporting equipment. Their objects expand the notion that craftsmanship and new technologies may go hand-in-hand and, like many designers and engineers, those featured in Redefining Agility are fusing new scientific and material developments to limit compromises whilst enhancing safety and performance capabilities.
29 January 2008 - 23 February 2008
Best In Show 2008 is Objectspace's fourth annual exhibition of recent object related graduates from New Zealand tertiary institutions. For the 2008 exhibition we will be showcasing fifteen outstanding new graduates spanning jewellery, product, textiles, fashion, object and installation art. The Best In Show concept utilizes a simple selection criteria centered around the ambition to uncover the very best new talent. Objectspace is an ideal platform from which to introduce these makers to a public audience and the wider creative community.
17 November 2007 - 22 December 2007
The intensity of our connection to miniature objects can compel us to give life to these inanimate things. Miniatures are by nature the tiniest of objects and it is their size, as much as any particular content, which elicits our attention. Small Wonders is the outcome of a six month long curatorial workshop. In a diverse selection of installations - featuring over twenty makers - the curators in this exhibition have considered various qualities of 'The Miniature.'
13 October 2007 - 10 November 2007
Homeliness features the work of four emerging New Zealand artists, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Erica Van Zon, Andy Kingston and Loren Clements. These exciting new artists reference craft traditions in an approach to contemporary art making that could be characterized as "object-centric."
08 September 2007 - 06 October 2007
ShowRoom puts the spotlight on the lesser-known side of contemporary New Zealand furniture practice, revealing an active and diverse range of designers and makers, intent on producing original and innovative work while sustaining themselves in a small and often conservative local market.
28 July 2007 - 25 August 2007
Taking its name from the Metaphysical Heart series, a long-running narrative in brooch form, Metaphysical Heart: Jewellery by Peter McKay is a retrospective of over three decades of jewellery, surveying the diversity and extent of McKay's work, and looking for the common threads of technique and concept that bind his work together.
23 June 2007 - 21 July 2007
Literally translated, Tepeke Koura means Coal Sack, a mariners term for the Matariki or Pleiades constellation. This exhibition explores a diverse range of contemporary approaches to customary practices.
19 May 2007 - 16 June 2007
The Crafted Container is a collaboration between Jessica Barter and Stephen Brookbanks. This exhibition addresses "the home as an instrument of self-articulation and the idea that the home itself is inscribed and impressed with traces and stories of the occupants."
14 April 2007 - 12 May 2007
Best In Show 2007 is Objectspace's third annual exhibition of recent graduates work from New Zealand tertiary institutions. The emerging makers we have chosen this year span the varied terrain of jewellery, furniture, ceramics and installation art. Best In Show utilizes a selection criteria centered around an ambition to uncover a range of new and emerging practitioners from around the nation.
10 March 2007 - 05 April 2007
Jewellery Out Of Context (JOC) was originally curated by Peter Deckers and Dr Carole Shepheard as an exhibition for the 2006 International Jewelers and Metalsmiths' Group of Australia conference. JOC 'Junior' has recently been revised as a touring exhibition and will later be traveling to Canada, The Netherlands and Germany. Objectspace is the New Zealand venue for the exhibition.
27 January 2007 - 03 March 2007
This exhibition explores an Alice in Wonderland world where nothing is what it seems. Furniture is recyclable, snack food takes on giant uneatable proportions and the accoutrements of the lavatory become soft sculpture for the living room.
08 December 2006 - 21 December 2006
'Brickwork' is the result of a creative NZ craft/object fellowship received by Peter Lange in 2005.
28 October 2006 - 02 December 2006
Imaginary Friends is a new body of work by acclaimed New Zealand ceramisist Janet Green. This work explores Greens ongoing fascination with eastern votive imagery.
30 September 2006 - 21 October 2006
Helen Britton is an Internationally acclaimed jeweller based in Munich. She is having her first New Zealand exhibition at Objectspace in partnership with the Manukau School of Visual Arts.
04 March 2006 - 01 April 2006
featured glass artists who were invited to create lightworks. The
exhibition was held in conjunction with the Society of Glass Artists
conference "The Object as an Eloquent Statement"
28 January 2006 - 25 February 2006
This is the second time we have held this annual exhibition, which is a
showcase of craft and design related work from 2005 tertiary graduates.
02 December 2005 - 21 January 2006
This survey exhibition of Warren Tippett ceramic works curated by Moyra
Elliot illustrates Tippetts place as a seminal figure in the history of
New Zealand studio ceramics
29 October 2005 - 26 November 2005
Au revoir Marilyn Sainty presents a selection of garments designed by leading Auckland fashion designer Marilyn Sainty, who closed her workroom at the end of October 2005.
24 September 2005 - 22 October 2005
In this new installation, maker Raewyn Atkinson alludes to the competing and complex designs - economic, heroic, political, social - that various expeditions and nations have had, and still have, for Antarctica. Raewyn Atkinson first visited Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow and this new installation builds on works she has created since traveling to Antarctica in 2000 and 2003.
20 August 2005 - 17 September 2005
In his first Auckland show Wellington based greenstone carver Joe Sheehan
is putting greenstone, making and cultural issues into the "limelight".
The limelight cast by these superbly carved greenstone works address
issues of commercialism and spirituality and challenge us to rethink the
'default position' in relation to how we think about and look at
18 June 2005 - 16 July 2005
Jason Hall's jewellery operates around a smart discovery, which, plainly
stated, is that the things which we have in common are also the things
which keep us apart. The work in Ornaments for the Paakehaa plays with
this idea. The bone pickets of Home reveal the central tension of being
Paakehaa. Our cultural forms donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come from here, just as the
white picket fence of the colonial villa sits apart from the land it
dissects. Yet, made of bone, these brooches don't belong anywhere else.
Aotearoa is the final resting place.
24 May 2005 - 11 June 2005
Architects from the practices of Aimer Naismith, Architectus, Cook Sargisson & Pirie, Cheshire Architects, Noel Lane, Jasmax, Pearson Architects plus Elvon Young & Davor Popadich take a provocative position on contemporary material issues through large scale experimental constructions and installations that address architecture's relationship to materiality.
23 April 2005 - 21 May 2005
In 2004 Creative New Zealand awarded the inaugural Craft/Object Fellowship to leading maker Malcolm Harrison. The announcement was made at Objectspace in June 2004 and so it is fitting that his installation of new works, Minus Reason, is shown for the first time at Objectspace. The installation is inspired by Francisco Goya's masterpiece "The sleep of reason produces monsters"
19 March 2005 - 16 April 2005
Best in Show presents a selection of works by outstanding 2004 craft and design graduates whose work spans jewellery, furniture, textile and graphic practice. Featured designers and makers are from Auckland University of Technology, Elam School of Fine Arts, Manukau School of Visual Arts, Unitec Design School and Whitecliffe College and they have been selected by their teachers.
25 February 2005 - 12 March 2005
An installation of experimental ceramics by John Parker.
29 January 2005 - 19 February 2005
Objectspace in partnership with Home & Entertaining present the finalists of the Home & Entertaining Design Awards 2005. The Award support New Zealand's leading-edge design in products for the home. The judging panel rated the form and function of a host of local designs and selected winners in categories ranging from kitchen and bathroom products to furniture, textiles, lighting, and storage.
03 December 2004 - 22 January 2005
Curator Carole Shepheard brings together a diverse range of new textile work which innovatively uses the utilitarian blanket. Blanket Stitch features works by makers Suzanne Tamaki, Susan Jowsey, Hannah Howes, Sue Weston, Rona Ngahuia Osbourne, Beverley Rhodes, Paula Coulthard and Katharine Morrison.
26 October 2004 - 27 November 2004
Talking About involves a group of experienced 'players' including Don Bassett, Moyra Elliott, Ngarino Ellis, Richard Fahey, Bronwyn Fletcher, Louis Le Vaillant & Rigel Sorzano, Sean Mallon, Anna Miles, Cushla Parekowhai, Elizabeth Rankin and Grant Thompson choosing an object and engaging in some in some serious and strong object-play through the medium of writing.
28 September 2004 - 23 October 2004
Engage is a new experimental furniture design installation by Tim Wigmore that explores issues of form, material, sustainability and use.
10 August 2004 - 25 September 2004
Left at the Members Lounge reflects on aspects of the 'members lounge' by considering the practice of new makers, their relationship to the traditions of the 'members lounge' and the manner in which they have taken a step leftward and forged new directions in field of object-making.
10 August 2004 - 25 September 2004
Left at the Members Lounge reflects on aspects of the 'members lounge' by considering the practice of new makers, their relationship to the traditions of the 'members lounge' and the manner in which they have taken a step leftward and forged new directions in field of object-making.