Objectspace has a new website! Head there for information about the latest exhibitions, events & news. These archives will remain online for a short time while we complete the transition.

Menu ▼

Main Gallery

  • March 2010 - 2011 Hefty Roller 12:45 - 12:50 pm (detail) 2010-2011

    Maker: Darren Glass
    Materials: contact print, gold and selenium toned
    Courtesy of the artist and Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland
  • Manuka Screen (detail) 2011

    Maker: David Trubridge
    Materials: bamboo plywood, polycarbonate, nylon clips
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Subsequence series; Enamel bowls 2011

    Maker: Jasmine Watson
    Materials: sterling silver, champleve enamel
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Willow (detail) 2010

    Maker: Adrian Hailwood
    Materials: digital print on silk
    Courtesy of the artist and Catherine Hailwood Collection
  • Plate 6 (2008) 2008

    Maker: Neil Dawson
    Materials: painted steel
    Courtesy of the artist and Milford Galleries Dunedin
  • Braveheart 2011

    Maker: Dame Robin White
    Materials: ink on paper
    Courtesy of the artist and Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington
  • Nanduti Lace brooch 2011

    Maker: Joanna Campbell
    Materials: sterling silver, antique laces, stainless steel
    Courtesy of the artist and Anna Miles Gallery, Auckland
  • QR Code 2012

    Maker: Briar Mark
    Materials: 350 gsm Fabriano watercolour paper and embroidery thread
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Phiball Light 2005

    Maker: Andrew Last
    Materials: aluminium
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Patikitiki I & II (detail) 2006

    Maker: Gina Matchitt
    Materials: computer keys on board
    Courtesy of the artist and Bell/Park Family Collection
  • Karu Hapuku 101 2011

    Maker: Peata Larkin
    Materials: acrylic on tapestry canvas, frame
    Courtesy of the artist and Milford Galleries Dunedin
  • Cellular leaves (detail) 2010-2012

    Maker: Stephen Bradbourne
    Materials: kiln-formed, hot and cold-worked glass
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Cladding for Metro Centre, Queen Street, Auckland (detail) 1998

    Maker: Stephane Rondel & Ashley Allen
    Materials: high-grade aluminum
    Image courtesy of Walker Group Architects, Auckland
  • Vices; Juniper, Hops, Cocaine, Tobacco and Coffee (detail) 2012

    Maker: PaperHands
    Materials: water based ink on paper
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Kowhaiwhai 2009

    Maker: Andrew McLeod and Dilana
    Materials: dye injected 80/20 wool nylon 1400 grams per m2
    Courtesy of Dilana
  • Bitter and Sweet (detail) 2005

    Maker: Leanne Clayton
    Materials: screen print on paper, acrylic paints
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Wallware 2004

    Maker: Richard Fahey
    Materials: ceramic tiles
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Pohutukawa II 2009

    Maker: Tim Main and Dilana
    Materials: hand tuft Dilana workshop 100% wool 4500 grams per m2
    Courtesy of Dilana
  • Souvenir: Flock (detail) 2007

    Maker: Genevieve Packer
    Materials: digital print on vinyl (wallpaper)
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Disown (detail) 2010

    Maker: Sandra Thomson
    Materials: textile ink on fabric
    Courtesy of the artist
  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Installation view

Ubiquitous: Aspects of Contemporary Pattern

30 June 2012 - 01 September 2012

Stephen Bradbourne, Joanna Campbell, Leanne Clayton, Neil Dawson, Richard Fahey, Darren Glass, Adrian Hailwood, Peata Larkin, Andrew Last, Tim Main and Dilana, Briar Mark, Gina Matchitt, Andrew McLeod and Dilana, Genevieve Packer, PaperHands, Stephane Rondel & Ashley Allen, Sandra Thomson, David Trubridge, Jasmine Watson, Dame Robin White

Ioana Gordon-Smith

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. 
David Brett, a British contemporary authority on pattern and ornament, observes that pattern is as pervasive, perennial and, implicitly, primordial as language and arithmetic. Indeed, pattern can be found in every culture, every era and in every environment. Pattern appears in fields as diverse as fashion, nature, mathematics, tattoo art, software design and interior design.

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.

Both the exhibition and accompanying publication explore three themes; Pattern and Construction, Pattern and Identity, and Pattern and Knowledge. While these themes are porous and represent only a few of pattern's many properties, each theme demonstrates a different aspect and purpose behind the use of pattern. Common across all three themes is pattern's attraction as a device for exploring and expressing individual and collective concerns.

The practitioners in Ubiquitous: Aspects of Contemporary Pattern range from emerging to senior New Zealand makers. This exhibition is curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith. 

Public Programme: 
Saturday 30 June, 11am: Exhibition curator Ioana Gordon-Smith will give a floor talk, in conversation with various makers.

Saturday 4 August, 11am: Hugh Bannerman of Dilana in conversation with Ioana Gordon-Smith.  

Publication: Ubiquitous: Aspects of Contemporary Pattern
This exhibition publication features detailed images of the works in the exhibition, accompanied by essays by exhibition curator Ioana Gordon-Smith and academic and gallerist Anna Miles. This publication is also available to download for free. Design: Alan Deare of Area Design.