To celebrate the opening of our new ceramics exhibition – Professor Tick & Company – we are delighted to be hosting a talk by collector and senior lecturer in design and visual arts at Unitec, Richard Fahey. Richard will be discussing insights into collecting contemporary ceramics gleaned over his almost 40 year relationship with the art form. As a teenager he inadvertently encountered the work of Peter Hawkesby (one of our exhibiting artists). Richard was delivering a Springbok tour protest banner to the Potter’s Arms on Auckland’s Dominion Road. He glimpsed a collection of Hawkesby Weapon Vases in the window and it was an epiphany that began a lifelong devotion to clay.

Richard has written extensively about ceramics and curated exhibitions including The Morning Room China Cabinet, Pah Homestead (2017), A survey of Peter Hawkesby’s early work, Gus Fisher Gallery, University ion Auckland (2011), Clay Economies, and Richard Parker: Master of Craft, both Objectspace (2008). He is currently preparing an exhibition of new work by his early inspiration Peter Hawkesby, that will open in the main gallery at Objectspace this October.


  • Free


  • Sat 07 Mar


  • 12:00 pm


  • 147 Cuba Street
  • Wellington 6142