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Main Gallery/2007

Small Wonders: 7 Installations By 7 Curators

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.'

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Homeliness

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."

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ShowRoom

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.

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Metaphysical Heart: Jewellery by Peter McKay

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.

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Tepeke Koura

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.

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The Crafted Container

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."

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Best in Show 2007

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.

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Jewellery Out Of Context

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.

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The Faux

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.

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