Join us for a relaxed and informative Sunday brunch as we host a conversation between acclaimed contemporary jeweller Warwick Freeman and academic & curator Damian Skinner. The starting point for the discussion will be Freeman's 'In Praise of Volcanoes' and how the work's volcanic aesthetics combine jewellery and architectural sensibilities.

In Praise of Volcanoes was the inaugural commission for Objectspace's courtyard in 2017 and closes in early September. 

Our Coffee and Croissants series is supported by Studio Italia. Join us for the sweet price of a coffee and croissant. Hospitality provided by our extraordinary food partners Allpress Espresso and Amano Bakery. Coffee pouring from 10am and talk begins at 10.30. Tickets are $8, places are limited, please book online here.


Warwick Freeman is a jeweller from Tāmakai 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.

Damian Skinner is an art historian and curator based in Gisborne. He is currently working on a history of craft in Aotearoa with co-authors Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai and Karl Chitham, which will be published by Te Papa Press in November 2019. His most recent book, a biography of artist Theo Schoon, will be published by Massey University Press in November 2018.

In Praise of Volcanoes, Warwick Freeman, 2017. Image: Sam Hartnett.

In Praise of Volcanoes, Warwick Freeman, 2017. Image: Sam Hartnett.