“Make me a world designed by Turumeke Harrington. I want the lights, the chairs, the lounge suite. Carpets, curtains, knuckledusters...yes please.
Sign me up to the Harrington manifesto for living. It’s a world where I want to be. Her objects (and her attitude) are a rare mix – brilliant, funny and ferocious. Talismans for living rooms and lounges, magic charms for front rooms and porches. A Harrington in the home is a declaration that the architecture of domestic life, no matter how mundane, deserves a rapturous adorning.
For Objectspace eight Shelter Belt Tablets. Geometric abstraction, displaced-object-holder, domestic alter? I would say all three.”– Kim Paton
Shelter Belt Tablet, 2023
Acrylic, steel, polymer clay, nylon shock cord
300 x 250 x 85 mm
Edition of 8
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We’ve commissioned five unparalleled makers to create their own unique series of Objectspace limited editions for Weekly Objects 2023. All proceeds go to the artist and Objectspace. Win. Win.
Turumeke Harrington (Kāi Tahu, Rangitāne) is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington-based artist working across sculpture and installation. Sitting somewhere between art and design she is interested in exploring how objects, material and colour can subvert, challenge and express mātauranga Māori. Harrington holds bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Design from Victoria University and Fine Arts from Canterbury University and a Master of Fine Arts (Distinction) from Massey University. She has recently exhibited at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, The Dowse Art Museum, Tauranga Art Gallery, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, Pātaka Art + Museum, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Toi Pōneke, RM Gallery and Objectspace.