You're invited to the first event in an all-new series launching in July at Objectspace. The Single Object explores the world through the objects that surround us in daily life. Akin to an object lover's Desert Island Discs, broadcaster and host of Radio New Zealand's The Panel, Wallace Chapman, interviews a guest on the six objects that are important to them.

First up is Sean Mallon, Te Papa Tongarewa Senior Curator Pacific Cultures. Mallon is also co-author of the award-winning book Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing. Sean is of Sāmoan and Irish descent and was raised in Porirua. His exhibitions include Paperskin: the art of tapa cloth co-curated with Maud Page (2009) and Tangata o le Moana (2007) co-curated with Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai.

Chapman will interview Mallon charting a course through material culture, using objects as a lens to illuminate our human experience.

Booking is $15 (plus service fees) here. Hospitality will be provided by partners Amano, Black Estate and Liberty Brewing and is included in the ticket price.


  • $15 + S.F


  • Thu 25 Jul


  • 6:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1021