J­­oin exhibition curator Richard Fahey for this informative floor talk on Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby. This is the first major solo exhibition of work by the New Zealand ceramic artist at a public gallery. 

‘If god is shopping for Christmas gifts he should start at Objectspace, where Tender Brick: The Material Epiphanies of Peter Hawkesby – an extraordinary manifestation of the art of pottery – is currently showing.’
-Sir Bob Harvey, Metro Magazine

‘Each work is a piece of clay magic... best ceramic exhibition I’ve seen. Ever. That 30-year break, starting mine on Monday’
-Peter Lange 

Booking is required here. Hospitality will be provided.


Richard Fahey is a senior lecturer in Design and Contemporary Arts at Unitec, Auckland. His research activity is focused on material culture of Aotearoa. As an independent writer, critic and advocate, he addresses contemporary cultural production and its reception via the historical and institutional contexts of education, critical discourse, collection and exhibition. His research takes the forms of writing, curating and participation in the visual arts sector as a teacher, speaker, assessor and critic.

Peter Hawkesby, Minzy Teapot and Cup, white raku with porcelain insets and glazes. Photographer: Samuel Hartnett.