21 December 2007 - 21 January 2008
A collaboration between Ilse-Marie Erl and Simon Gamble, Memento is an Objectspace window installation featuring a range of exquisitely worked organic objects which the makers have embedded with USB digital memory chips. An insightful glimpse into the streamlined and often impersonal looking world of high-tech gadgets, Memento asks, "are we designing for ourselves or the machine?"
17 November 2007 - 20 December 2007
For The Whanau is a Window installation for Objectspace. These works in whale tooth Kipa has made especially for his family as an heirloom collection. They were not created as exhibition pieces and Objectspace is privileged to exhibit them. Rangi Kipa works in the fields of taa moko, sculpture (wood, stone, bone, corian) and ethnographic taonga. In all of these fields he has established an international reputation for innovation while constantly drawing inspiration from his Maori heritage.
13 October 2007 - 10 November 2007
The Inside Story is an exploration into formlessness by Dunedin based artist, Blue Black. Comprising a range of expressionistic and organic ceramic forms suspended from a modified wire bed frame, this installation represents the end product of a highly personal and physical making process.
08 November 2007 - 06 October 2007
A window installation for Objectspace, Ben Pearce's metamorphic sculptural objects are painstakingly handmade and reminiscent of retro children's toys. Pearce suggests that these works are at once 'solemn and lost, yet in search of each other for cues and dialogue'.
28 July 2007 - 25 August 2007
A maker based in Northland, New Zealand, Christine Butler has been practicing creatively in various media for over twenty years. 'Lei for Walls' employs various domestic craft techniques, including crochet and sewing.
23 June 2007 - 21 July 2007
A window installation for Objectspace, Jo Torr's Pacific Crossings and Transit of Venus III are based on 1770's dress styles fashionable when James Cook was exploring the Pacific. Constructed predominantly of Tapa cloth, these works defy easy categorization as both sculptural and wearable objects.
19 May 2007 - 16 June 2007
Refresh is the title of Jane Whitten's window installation for Objectspace. A self confessed 'collector and organizer,' Whitten is an established Canberra based artist whose work has attracted considerable attention in both Australia and North America.
14 April 2007 - 17 May 2007
A window installation for Objectspace, Mind's I is a narrative of exploration and discovery. The three series of work present in Mind's I reflect upon various times in the artists life and act as mementos of hope, knowledge and growth.
27 January 2007 - 03 March 2007
In Yasmin Dubraus practice, vines, flowers and springtime buds recall the decorative attempts at reflecting on and possessing wilderness familiar to many cultures.