Join us for a relaxed and informative Sunday brunch as we host a conversation between designer Katy Wallace and writer, independent art curator and publisher, Bronwyn Lloyd. 

Katy Wallace’s Caravannex, an experimental caravan designed to be useful 12 months of the year, will be in residence at Objectspace for one month. Designed by Katy Wallace after winning the CNZ Craft/Object Fellowship in 2017 and built by Katy and her partner Paulus McKinnon, Caravannex is a home away from home.

While at Objectspace, Caravannex will be occupied by four different creatives, including Bronwyn.

This conversation will discuss the conception and creation of the caravan and the importance of alternative and flexible spaces for both work and relaxation.

Stimulating creative conversation the sweet price of a coffee and a croissant. Coffee will be provided by our extraordinary hospitality partner Allpress Espresso. Coffee pouring from 10.30am and talk begins at 11am. Tickets are $8 (plus booking fees) here.


Katy Wallace lives and works with partner Paulus McKinnon.

Katy has a long career of designing and creating and has been a regular exhibitor at Objectspace. She has a Master’s Degree in Art and Design and has taught at both Unitec and AUT in the past. Her furniture works are held in numerous collections and museums and have been exhibited around New Zealand. Katy’s work moves between concept based, to commercial design, focussing on furniture, spatial, and sculptural outcomes. Explorations of making and using are always key elements in her design process.

Katy has worked with husband and creative partner Paulus McKinnon to realise the Caravannex project in the Objectspace courtyard. Paulus is a creative designer and artist with a Bachelor of Design, substantial building experience, and qualifications in construction and graphic signwriting.

Katy and Paulus are based in Turanganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne), working from their home studio on a variety of local and national projects.

Katy Wallace, Caravannex. Photographer: Thomas Teutenberg