Best in Show 2013
02 February 2013 - 02 March 2013
Best in Show is Objectspace's annual graduate exhibition
showcasing a selection of outstanding work in the fields of Applied Arts
and Design. Now in its ninth year, Best in Show 2013 functions
as a platform for students launching their careers, while also
providing an opportunity for the public to view a range of the latest
exciting work to emerge from tertiary organisations.
selection for 2013 features the work of 21 students from the Auckland
region. Representing the fields of ceramics, fashion, graphic design,
jewellery, product design, and textiles, these students have addressed a
range of ideas, including individual and local identity, mobility and
health, impermanence, and the relationship between traditional and
innovative technologies. Across these various disciplines, the students
have created works, which are characterised by innovation, command of a
medium or process, and strong visual impact.
The depth of enquiry
and quality of the work is indicative of the students' commitment to
their chosen areas of practice. Future plans for the next several years
include: travel, collaboration as a form of sustainability, establishing
new businesses, and participating in artist residencies. Objectspace is
delighted that a number of previous Best in Show exhibitors
have gone on to receive prominent opportunities at both a national and
international level . The level of craftsmanship and sophistication in
the work of this year's selected students bodes well for similar success
in their futures also.
Objectspace would like to congratulate and thank all students and staff who contributed to Best In Show 2013.
Students are from: AUT University (Te Wänanga Aronui o Tämaki Tämaki
Makaurau), Hungry Creek Art and Craft School, Massey University (Te
Kunenga ki Pürehuroa), Unitec (Te Whare Wänanga o Wairaka), and
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design.