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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Volume a Contemporary Craft/Object Symposium

Volume a Contemporary Craft/Object Symposium taking place @ Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery, Napier on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th October, 2008.

Volume will explore and challenge the position of the craft / object maker in New Zealand today. Presenters from both contemporary art and craft camps will come together and question the function, position and future of the crafted object in New Zealand.

Volume, Saturday 18th October, 9am – 5pm
Keynote Presentations by Justin Paton and Douglas Lloyd Jenkins
Object Curators Panel Discussion
8 Presentations on Who’s Hot in the Object Making World
Symposium Drinks and Dinner

Volume, Sunday 19th October, 10am – 2pm
Bring, Buy and Swap - Contemporary Craft Market
Raising Boys Gallery Talk

Who are the hottest young kiwi craft artists? Where does craft fit in the 21st Century? Is the handmade still relevant? What are public galleries offering object art? Where to from here in craft education?

With presentations designed to excite makers, students, curators, writers, collectors and enthusiasts, this event promises to invigorate, stimulate and entertain. Add to that an excuse to spend a weekend in sunny Hawke’s Bay catching up with people you haven’t seen for years, and Volume promises to be an unmissable event.

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Raising Boys - Ceramics by Andy Kingston, Paul Maseyk, Ross Mitchell-Anyon, Richard Parker and Martin Poppelwell.

Cost: $50 per person (Students $35)
First 50 paid registrations get a free copy of the Raising Boys exhibition publication Upstarts – Knowledge and Change in Clay.

This event has been generously supported by Creative New Zealand, Scenic Circle Te Pania, Design Cuisine, Farmgate Wines, and the Hawke’s Bay Club.

Note: HBMAG will be hosting an applied art/object curators forum on Friday 17th October, in advance of the symposium. For more information on this contact Lucy Hammonds.

For more information and registration forms please visit this link to our website

Places are limited so register soon if you are interested in attending this event.

Return completed registration forms to,
Or post to Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery PO Box 248, Napier
Or phone Tom Mohi on 06 835 7781.


Pam Joyce
Marketing Team Leader
Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art GalleryPO Box 248, 9 Herschell Street, NapierPh: (06) 835 9245 Fax: (06) 835


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