Comet Project Space
Artists: Melanie Arnold, Emma Paton, Monique Lacey, Laura Jer, James Gibson,
Clara Wells, Kelly Malone, Hannah Potbury, Felixe Laing, Yvonne Shaw, Leigh Munro, Lucy Gill, Grace Bader, Yasmina Gillies, Karen Sewell, Divyaa Kumar, live performace by Dance Plant Collective and live music by Lily Jackson, Keith (The band) & Funk Ferret.
On 28th July 2018, a bright new star streaked across the skies of Ponsonby. Landing at the end of a driveway between a vast green garden and a sprawling historical homestead; Comet Project Space with its inaugural show, Orbital, launches Auckland’s creative communities into a new age of collaboration, community, and innovation.
A labour of love developed by three emerging creative professionals; Alicia Taylor, Bobbie Gray, and Zara Garlick, Comet provides both traditional and non traditional spaces for the exploration of creativity in all forms. A cleverly refurbished garage at the heart of the space offers a traditional ‘white cube’ gallery, but this is not the stark, exclusive, contemporary art gallery we have all come to fear, with sprawling outdoor spaces enticing innovation and experimentation.
Orbital, the first of many ‘pop up’ style shows to come to Comet Project Space, utilised every aspect of its environment. Offering an eclectic collection of sculpture, textile, and performance alongside more traditional fine art media, Orbital represented the incredible scope of talent available within the continually expanding creative communities of Auckland.