We are serving up a special Sunday morning activity, a lively and entertaining conversation with the three makers that feature in Deadweight Loss.  Objectspace’s Director, Kim Paton, will lead a discussion around the objects they have produced for the show and how things come to have value prescribed to them, through the lens of the handmade, with Cat Fooks, Laurie Steer and Moniek Schrijer. 

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 10.30am. Tickets are $8 (plus booking fees) here, places are limited.


Cat Fooks was born in Hamilton in 1976 and completed a Bachelor of Visual Communications, majoring in Painting, at Unitec, in 1999. Early on she tuned into reconstitution as a means of searching; repeatedly pillaging, cropping and reapplying elements of her previous output and incorporating studio accoutrements such as frames, stretcher wedges, and paintbrushes. 

Laurie Steer is a full-time potter specialising in wood-fired ceramics, based in Mount Maunganui. Steer’s work experiments with ceramics production, while maintaining strong links to ancient traditions of pottery his vessels often sprout strange protuberances or spikes, assuming fantastical forms that operate in the area between fine arts and ceramics.

Moniek Schrijer is a contemporary jewellery artist from Te Whanganui-a-Tara.  Schrijer’s practice is characterised by the skilful adaptation and alteration of materials collected largely from second hand and recycled sources using a variety of traditional and unconventional jewellery techniques that allow for her pieces to move between the jewel and the object, the flat plane and the third dimension.