Far Sight is an Objectspace Vault installation comprising unsold and not for sale works from the collection of Peter Deckers. "My jewellery works are often displayed within the context and concept of the ideas, mediated by political, social, and cultural structures, values and meanings. This has always been an integral part inside my work and practice. In this exhibition the contexts are absent and/or broken up. The remaining collections of mixed works will formulate its own context within the light-displays and distortions of the lenses." - Peter DeckersRead More
From the Ruth Meier Collection comes a new Objectspace vault installation of American and European buttons mainly from the 1920 to 1940 period - one of the greatest periods of button design and production. The invention of new synthetic materials such as Bakelite created opportunities for new button designs and shapes that captured the characteristics of the modern age. Alongside commercially produced buttons are one-offs made for the haute couture market. Before returning to live in New Zealand Ruth Meier was a Europe-based button dealer.Read More
An installation of works by 20 European jewellers especially curated for Objectspace by leading European curators and writers Liesbeth den Besten and Love Jonsson. European Voices highlights the diversity of aesthetic expressions found in European contemporary jewellery and creates a discussion between various positions, traditions and objectives. The installation features contemporary work from Demark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.Read More
Collector Adam Gifford has assembled a collection of rare Pitcairn Island wood carvings. The opening of the Panama Canal turned the Pitcairn Island from one of the world's most remote places to a popular stop on a busy shipping route. The Pitcairners were quick to take advantage and produced beautiful wood carvings, a selection of which are on show in Objectspace's Vault space.Read More
The hats in designer Marilyn Sainty's collection are strong sculptural forms and the collection itself is notable for the number of works that have been designed by other fashion designers and for the number of works that play with the idea "what is a hat?"Read More
An installation of contemporary works by internationally renowned visiting German blacksmith Heiner Zimmermann. Atelier Zimmerman is a world famous family blacksmithing workshop, now managed by Heiner, known for its commitment to traditional craft technologies and contemporary design.
The early nineteenth century saw the production of dolls houses as objects for children - initially for the children of the rich - as instruments for the teaching of household management. The advent of mass production during the Victorian Age saw the emergence of the dolls house as child's play toy. These two dolls houses from the first half of the twentieth century - one from New Zealand and the other from England - in different ways relate to the various strands of dolls house history.Read More