Since Objectspace's inception in 2004 it has hosted an annual exhibition surveying the work of recent graduates. 2016 marks a new focus for this annual project, curated by Objectspace's Director Kim Paton, who visited tertiary institutions and studios throughout New Zealand. 

The Way of Matter explores the tension and connection that exists between material making processes and the conceptual elements that might underpin artistic practice. The show aims to provide a one-of-a-kind national overview of new practice drawn from the fields of contemporary art, craft, applied art and design. 

The Way of Matter includes Anna-Rose Carpenter, Brittnee Covich, Caroline Konarkowska, Floyd Perry, Fran Carter, Jane Lehtinen, Jasmine Te Hira, Jieun Kim, Kim Whalen, Kylie Sinkovich, Macarena Bernal, Melissa McMahon, Nik Hanton, Nyree McInally, Nofoagaoalii Me, Oliver Roake, Seung Eon Pyo, Cameron Ralston and Kelsey O'Hagan. 

Jieun Kim, A Known Hand, 2015.

Melissa McMahon.