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  • Trophies 2010

    Maker: Corrina Hoseason
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Double Knit 2010

    Maker: Erin Cretney
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Diaspar 2010

    Maker: Rafe Copeland
    Courtesy of the artist
  • The Hover State 2010

    Maker: Matthew Broodryk
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Painterly Pitchers and Vibrant Vessels 2010

    Maker: Abi Woollcombe
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Defying Obsolescence 2010

    Maker: Lucy Pierpoint
    Image courtesy Mark McLean
  • Recent relics 2010

    Maker: Recent relics
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Thomas, Delin, Laura 2010

    Maker: Carol Leung
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Why SL? 2010

    Maker: Sophie Laurs
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Urban Nature 2010

    Maker: Kristy Johnstone
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Situational Personalities 2010

    Maker: Sarah Walker-Holt
    Courtesy of the artist
  • New Day, New Life 2010

    Maker: Kvetoslava Flora Sekanova
    Courtesy of the artist
  • My Ruins 2010

    Maker: Mark Seeney
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Nestle 2010

    Maker: Sarah Read
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Loop 2010

    Maker: Yang Zhang
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Dialog 2010

    Maker: Amy Yalland
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Installation view

Best in Show 2011

29 January 2011 - 24 February 2011

Matthew Broodryk, Rafe Copeland, Erin Cretney, Corrina Hoseason, Kristy Johnstone, Sophie Laurs, Carol Leung, Julia Middleton, Lucy Pierpoint, Sarah Read, Mark Seeney, Kvetoslava Flora Sekanova, Sarah Walker-Holt, Abi Woollcombe, Amy Yalland, Yang Zhang

Matt Blomeley

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.
These sixteen bachelor-level graduates display a consistent level of polish that belies the relatively limited amount of time spent in their respective fields. Each of the exhibitors displays either a limited edition, one-off, or specialist type of production and this often entails few compromises when it comes to construction materials, aesthetic decisions and other artistic concerns. Some of the concepts addressed include: the energy within objects; randomness; contrasts and purposes within natural materials; popular traditions; class; graffiti; commercial branding; digital communication; apocalypse; ruins; obsolescence; nurturing; growth; and the visual language of experimental music.

Best in Show 2011 features graduates from: AUT University (Te Wananga Aronui o Tamaki Tamaki Makaurau), Hungry Creek Art and Craft School, Manukau School of Visual Arts (Te Whare Takiura o Manukau), Massey University (Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa), Unitec Department of Design and Visual Arts (Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka), Whitireia (Te Kura Matatini o Whitireia).

A digital publication is available for this exhibition here, and substantial Best in Show 2011 print feature will appear in the upcoming issue of Threaded magazine, availlable soon.

Related event: Best in Show 2011, exhibition floortalk, Saturday 19 February, 11:00-11:30am (free).