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  • Playful 2008

    Maker: Amy Li
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the maker and MSVA
  • Untitled brooch 2008

    Maker: Gillian Deery
    Materials: silver, paint
    Courtesy of the maker and UNITEC
  • Dimensional Typography 2008

    Maker: Anzac Tasker
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the maker and AUT
  • Installation view

  • Installation view

  • Utilitarian Poster Series 2008-2009

    Maker: Vincent Thornhill
    Courtesy of the maker and AUT
  • Untitled 2008

    Maker: Tara Brady
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the maker and WHITIREIA
  • VOL I 2008

    Maker: Renee Lam
    Materials: print media
    Courtesy of the maker and AUT
  • Untitled 2008

    Maker: Nadine Smith
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the maker and WHITIREIA
  • Get That Bird Out Of My House! 2008

    Maker: Anne Baynham
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the maker and MSVA
  • Bach 2008

    Maker: Amy Pyle
    Materials: fabric
    Courtesy of the maker and MASSEY
  • The Art For Trees Project 2008

    Maker: Fiona Garlic
    Materials: ceramic
    Courtesy of the maker and ELAM
  • Frozen Breath 2008

    Maker: Lynsay Raine
    Materials: silver, handblown glass
    Courtesy of private collection and UNITEC
  • Experiential Jewellery: links between the physical and psychological 2008

    Maker: Selina Woulfe
    Materials: silver, surgical steel, video
    Courtesy of the maker and UNITEC (thanks to Nic Fletcher for photo and piercing hooks)
  • Scriptum 2008

    Maker: Maya van Oldenborgh
    Materials: recycled books
    Courtesy of the maker and AUT
  • Untitled 2008

    Maker: Sophie Taylor-Brockie
    Materials: mixed media
    Courtesy of the maker and HUNGRY CREEK

Best In Show 2009

24 January 2009 - 21 February 2009

Makers:
Anne Baynham, Tara Brady, Gillian Deery, Fiona Garlic, Renee Lam, Amy Li, Amy Pyle, Lynsay Raine, Nadine Smith, Anzac Tasker, Sophie Taylor-Brockie, Vincent Thornhill, Selina Woulfe, Maya van Oldenborgh

Curator:
Matt Blomeley

Best In Show 2009 was Objectspace's fifth annual exhibition in a series which showcases a handpicked selection of outstanding craft and design graduates. The Best In Show format has proven itself to be an important event within the New Zealand craft and design exhibition calendar and Objectspace is proud to have represented a range of new voices over the last five editions of Best In Show. The fourteen exhibitors in the 2009 exhibition encompassed the exciting and varied terrain of spatial, graphic and textile design along with ceramics, jewellery and object art installation.
Previous Best In Show exhibitors have moved on to win design awards and competitions, establish themselves within their chosen fields and some are already moving into roles as mentors and teachers. If there is a theme or feeling that stands out among these fourteen exhibitors in 2009, it is that critical engagement is positioned foremost within their varied practices in conceiving and making intelligent objects.

Finding a suitable number and diversity of candidates for Best In Show is a tough process at the best of times. With a number of graduate exhibitions all occurring in the same month (often the same evening!) the assistance, discussion and recommendations of institutional staff was much appreciated. Objectspace would like to acknowledge the following institutions and their representatives who supported and recommended the new talents featured in Best In Show 2009: AUT School of Art and Design, ELAM School of Fine Arts, Hungry Creek School of Art, Manukau School of Visual Arts, Massey University School of Design, Unitec School of Design, Whitireia Polytechnic.

A print publication is available for this exhibition, for sale at Objectspace. Alternatively, you may download a free pdf version here.