Objectspace and Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) are embarking on an 18-month partnership, which will see the organisations working together to develop and deliver exhibitions. 

The partnership will see four seasons of exhibitions presented across CoCA’s Ō Raki Mair and North Galleries and Objectspace’s Ockham and Chartwell Galleries from March 2021 through to March 2022. Amongst the programme highlights will be the major exhibition Hostile Architecture that will open simultaneously across the two venues in late 2021.

This is an exciting development for Objectspace to deliver in its role as the key leadership organisation nationally for the craft and object sector. Artists and audiences remain at the heart of this alliance as opportunities for makers, designers and artists grow, and we present exhibitions to new communities. 

Objectspace director Kim Paton will lead the initiative in the role of Artistic Director at CoCA with the curatorial team of Zoe Black (Objectspace) and Jess Adlam (CoCA), Partnerships and Communications Manager - Sahar Lone (Objectspace), Exhibitions Manager - Natalie Bascand (CoCA), Operations Manager - Oli Perkins (CoCA) - and Office and Administration Manager - Sarah Aspinwall (CoCA). 

The Objectspace team will begin working alongside CoCA staff remotely from September 2020 with regular visits to Canterbury. 

John Scott Works, David Straight, developed by Objectspace, installation view, CoCA. Image courtesy of CoCA