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Main Gallery/2016

Susan Holmes: Fabric Artist

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.

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.Susan Holmes is arguably New Zealand’s most accomplished and acclaimed fabric artist.

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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.

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Beauty is in the Street

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

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Handshake 3

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.

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Objectspace Limited Edition Silk Scarf

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.


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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. 

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The Way of Matter

23 April 2016 - 21 May 2016

New making from recent graduates of Aotearoa New Zealand 

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A Storage Problem: Martin Poppelwell

05 March 2016 - 16 April 2016

A Storage Problem is an interactive installation of ceramics created for Objectspace by Hawkes Bay artist Martin Poppelwell. 

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Fixing the Unbroken: New making on the vessel

30 January 2016 - 27 February 2016

David Clarke, Vito Bila, Peter Bauhuis 

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