Join Emma Fitts and Abby Cunnane as they discuss some of the ideas underpinning Lapping at Your Door, Fitts’ new work for Objectspace's Courtyard Plinth.

This special Coffee & Croissants event doubles as the launch of the Lapping at Your Door tear-off, which features a newly commissioned text by Abby Cunnane.

Using the space provided by the work, Fitts and Cunnane will talk through a range of topics: movement, relationships, plants, edges, the body, weather, architecture, and writing. The conversation extends from Cunnane’s written response to the work, and from their shared interest in the ways ideas materialise through relationships.

This event is limited to 50 places. Registration is essential. The $8 ticket price includes a coffee and croissant on arrival.

Emma Fitts’ practice moves across the disciplines of painting, photography and sculpture. Fitts studied Fine Art at the University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi, prior to Masters study at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Major solo presentations of Fitts' work include In the Rough: Parts 1, 2 & 3 at Te Uru (2019) and From Pressure to Vibration: The Event of a Thread at The Dowse (2017). Fitts returned to Ōtautahi in 2014 as the Olivia Spencer Bower recipient, was a McCahon House resident for winter 2018 and completed the Fulbright-Wallace residency at The Headlands Center for the Arts, California, USA in 2019. She is represented by Melanie Roger Gallery.

Abby Cunnane is a curator and writer, currently the Director of The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space in Ōtautahi Christchurch. She is a co-editor of The Distance Plan, an online journal and exhibition platform that brings together contemporary artists, scientists, and writers to discuss climate change.

Coffee & Croissants is a conversation series supported by our friends at Allpress Espresso.

Objectspace's Courtyard Plinth programme is supported by Jan Warburton Charitable Trust.


  • $8.00


  • Sun 12 Jun


  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby 1021