Join us for a relaxed and informative Sunday brunch as we host a conversation between acclaimed contemporary jewellers Karl Fritsch and Warwick Freeman. The entry point for the talk will be Karl’s role in curating The Poet’s Room Te Whare Toikupu alongside Justine Olsen, as part of our current exhibition The Room.

Coffee and croissants will be provided, with coffee pouring from 10am and the talk begins at 10.30am.

Attendance is $8 (plus service fees) and places are limited, so please book online here. Email for group bookings.

Thanks to Studio Italia, Allpress, Amano and Hobson Wealth.


Karl Fritsch began his education at the Goldsmiths School in Pforzheim and later studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Fritsch has taught in art schools across the world, exhibited internationally and his work has been acquired for public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Gallery of Victoria. His highly covetable rings have seen him win numerous awards and become a cult figure in contemporary jewellery. He also works collaboratively with a range of artists, including artist Francis Upritchard and furniture designer Martino Gamper.

Warwick Freeman is a jeweller from Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland and was the founding Chair of Objectspace in 2004. Frequently exhibiting internationally, his works are held in museum collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the USA. Warwick is a Laureate of the New Zealand Arts Foundation and the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation, Amsterdam.

The Poets Room Te Whare Toikupu, Sam Hartnett 2019