NEW EXHIBITION: The Transmogrifier Collection by Katy Wallace

Katy Wallace, Someone Else's Chair

Katy Wallace, Someone Else's Chair

The Transmogrifier Collection features works by Gisborne-based designer Katy Wallace. Each piece of furniture has been crafted using secondhand objects as the material for a newly designed piece.

The exhibition is the result of the ongoing project ‘Transmogrifier’ – an experimental process that Katy Wallace began in in 2008. Each piece of furniture has been crafted using discarded and secondhand objects as the source material for a newly designed one-off object.

Wallace says of this process, “I use the Transmogrifier Machine to bring personality and emotion to the pieces I make – I want to give them a story and to engage people in that narrative”.

The exhibition at Objectspace comprises 80 hand-crafted objects such as tables, chairs, drawers. Each piece of furniture reveals the maker’s highly original touch.

Katy Wallace, Barry's Kidney Table

Katy Wallace, Barry's Kidney Table

“The collection of objects form a strange second hand store, where the broken have been fixed, the vestigial repurposed, or where the original object has altered almost entirely.” – Henry Davidson

Event Details

What: Exhibition – The Transmogrifier Collection
Where: Objectspace, 8 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
When: 5 February – 28 February 2015
Gallery hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm. Free admission.


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