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Window Gallery/2012

Kirsten Haydon: Ice Mosaic

16 November 2012 - 19 December 2012

A visit to Antarctica was the inspiration behind this elegant body of work. In Ice Mosaic, jeweller Kirsten Haydon explores the history of the vast and frozen continent, as well as the experiences of various visitors to the area through the notion of the souvenir.

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Roseanne Bartley: Seeding the Cloud

12 November 2012 - 28 September 2012

Roseanne Bartley's installation "Seeding the Cloud" arises from her ongoing jewellery project "Seeding the Cloud: A walking work in progress" that reconfigures the purpose jewellery plays in our lives. New Zealand born and now Melbourne based artist Bartley poses an alternate vision for engaging with and thinking through sustainability and craft, through the language of jewellery.

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Reading Room: Tessa Laird & Peter Lange

03 August 2012 - 26 September 2012

"Reading Room" is an installation of new work by Tessa Laird and Peter Lange. Laird's considerable library of clay books scattered atop and around Lange's brick furniture forms the basis of this site specific installation created for the Objectspace Window Gallery.

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Meliors Simms: Extraction

08 June 2012 - 01 August 2012

Embroidery was traditionally considered to be an essential accomplishment for all ladies: an occupation of model domesticity to while away the interior hours, perhaps working on a trousseau or household linen. Meliors Simms' installation "Extraction" presents a selection of hand stitched works - made reusing old domestic textiles - that do not consider household affairs, but instead are preoccupied with pollution and environmental harm. Simms examines the consequences of our consumption on a global level, working to an interior rather than landscape scale and repurposing familiar domestic materials salvaged from domestic discards or secondhand shops.

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Jill Studd: Unembedded

20 April 2012 - 06 June 2012

Jill Studd's evocation of some of the most challenging contemporary global issues presented through the domestic medium of knitting wool is charged by a particular appreciation for the prosaic. This installation of evocatively titled "knittings" - Unembedded, Green Cuisine and the Proletarian Plates - eschews any of the domestic vestiges that might be associated with knitting or wool, rather occupying the realm of political or protest art.

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Talente: One Year On

09 March 2012 - 18 April 2012

Objectspace is delighted to present "Talente: One Year On" - an exciting installation to be held in the Objectspace Window Gallery. It will showcase the new work of 2011 Talente exhibitors Rachel Bell, Corrina Hoseason, Sam Kelly, Flora Sekanova and Anzac Tasker. These five makers and designers were selected to represent New Zealand at Talente in Germany in 2011.

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Caroline Earley: Domestic Disturbance

27 January 2012 - 07 March 2012

Domestic Disturbance is a ceramics installation by former Nelson, and now United States, based artist Caroline Earley. It is a response, in part, to Earley's return to the United States after sixteen years in New Zealand.

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