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Main Gallery/2005

THE GREATEST SHOW: Warren Tippett's pots from a life less ordinary

02 December 2005 - 21 January 2006

This survey exhibition of Warren Tippett ceramic works curated by Moyra Elliot illustrates Tippetts place as a seminal figure in the history of New Zealand studio ceramics

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Au Revoir Marilyn Sainty

29 October 2005 - 26 November 2005

Au revoir Marilyn Sainty presents a selection of garments designed by leading Auckland fashion designer Marilyn Sainty, who closed her workroom at the end of October 2005.

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Designs on Antarctica

24 September 2005 - 22 October 2005

In this new installation, maker Raewyn Atkinson alludes to the competing and complex designs - economic, heroic, political, social - that various expeditions and nations have had, and still have, for Antarctica. Raewyn Atkinson first visited Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow and this new installation builds on works she has created since traveling to Antarctica in 2000 and 2003.

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20 August 2005 - 17 September 2005

In his first Auckland show Wellington based greenstone carver Joe Sheehan is putting greenstone, making and cultural issues into the "limelight". The limelight cast by these superbly carved greenstone works address issues of commercialism and spirituality and challenge us to rethink the 'default position' in relation to how we think about and look at greenstone carving.

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Ornaments for the Pakeha

18 June 2005 - 16 July 2005

Jason Hall's jewellery operates around a smart discovery, which, plainly stated, is that the things which we have in common are also the things which keep us apart. The work in Ornaments for the Paakehaa plays with this idea. The bone pickets of Home reveal the central tension of being Paakehaa. Our cultural forms don’t come from here, just as the white picket fence of the colonial villa sits apart from the land it dissects. Yet, made of bone, these brooches don't belong anywhere else. Aotearoa is the final resting place.

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Provocative Material

24 May 2005 - 11 June 2005

Architects from the practices of Aimer Naismith, Architectus, Cook Sargisson & Pirie, Cheshire Architects, Noel Lane, Jasmax, Pearson Architects plus Elvon Young & Davor Popadich take a provocative position on contemporary material issues through large scale experimental constructions and installations that address architecture's relationship to materiality.

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Minus Reason

23 April 2005 - 21 May 2005

In 2004 Creative New Zealand awarded the inaugural Craft/Object Fellowship to leading maker Malcolm Harrison. The announcement was made at Objectspace in June 2004 and so it is fitting that his installation of new works, Minus Reason, is shown for the first time at Objectspace. The installation is inspired by Francisco Goya's masterpiece "The sleep of reason produces monsters"

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Best in Show 2005

19 March 2005 - 16 April 2005

Best in Show presents a selection of works by outstanding 2004 craft and design graduates whose work spans jewellery, furniture, textile and graphic practice. Featured designers and makers are from Auckland University of Technology, Elam School of Fine Arts, Manukau School of Visual Arts, Unitec Design School and Whitecliffe College and they have been selected by their teachers.

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25 February 2005 - 12 March 2005

An installation of experimental ceramics by John Parker.

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Home & Entertaining Design Awards

29 January 2005 - 19 February 2005

Objectspace in partnership with Home & Entertaining present the finalists of the Home & Entertaining Design Awards 2005. The Award support New Zealand's leading-edge design in products for the home. The judging panel rated the form and function of a host of local designs and selected winners in categories ranging from kitchen and bathroom products to furniture, textiles, lighting, and storage.

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