Hear from artist Esther Stewart and architect and designer Raphaela Rose on the occasion of Stewart’s first major solo exhibition in Aotearoa, I was moving too fast to see.

Calling on their own disciplines and a shared interest in the social implications of space, the pair will discuss recent projects, assess contemporary building practices, and share potentials for alternative architectural thought and action.

Get your $10 ticket to attend this morning talk with a coffee & croissant in hand.

Esther Stewart lives and works in Naarm Melbourne, Australia. She creates paintings and installations that call on visual languages and concepts from architecture, design and geometry. Recently, Stewart has collaborated with architects and craftspeople to extend the spatial and material possibilities within her practice. She completed a Bachelor with First Class Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 2010, where she has lectured in the School of Sculpture and Spatial Practice, and completed a Masters of Architecture in 2023. Stewart’s work is held in public and private collections internationally and she has worked on major commissions for Bendigo Hospital, SlowBeam, ChenChow Little, Shepparton Art and for the Crowsnest Metro City train station in Sydney. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries and art fairs, including recently in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria and in The National 4: Australian Art Now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Raphaela Rose is an architect and designer based in Auckland, New Zealand. She is a director of ahha, a multi-disciplinary design practice and social enterprise delivering projects for social and environmental impact. Rose aims to push the boundaries on other ways of doing architecture. Her practice works across architecture, design, education, experimentation and art to reimagine spaces, ideas and objects. Her interests lie in the social implications of space, specifically in relation to gender and politics. Rose’s work has been exhibited in New Zealand and internationally, having spent a period of practice in Spain and New York.

Coffee & Croissants is a conversation series supported by our friends at Allpress Espresso and Daily Bread.

Esther Stewart

Raphaela Rose, photograph by Seb Charles