Mission

Comet project space is a contemporary arts hub committed to championing the exchange of ideas and acting as a space where our creative communities can collide and evolve.

 

Comet is intended to serve as a supportive, challenging, connective, discursive, and free space to connect with, support, and promote emerging artists, curators, and writers. Operating as a pop-up gallery we will apply an ‘opening style’ format, and utilise our non-traditional exhibition space as a dynamic site of experimentation and innovative ideas. 

History

The property at which Comet resides is one of the oldest in the area, a site imbued with a diverse range of individual stories and memories over it’s 109 year history. In 2007 a

6 x 6 meter stand-alone double garage was added to the site. Fast-forward to 2017, Bobbie Gray who was in her final year at Whitecliffe, saw the potential of this dynamic site, and conceptualised the artist-run space. 

The gallery was launched in July 2018, 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, with sprawling outdoor spaces enticing innovation and experimentation.

At comet project space we don't just want to put on traditional gallery openings. Rather, we have a desire to create social situations where people can meet each other. We want to engage in a space where people have an equal opportunity to work collaboratively and generate connections with other creatives. 

The Team

Founder & Facilitator

Bobbie Gray graduated from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Bobbie is a practising artist who also works as a Marketing Assistant for Soar Print, and an Artist Assistant to Sara Hughes. 

Read an interview with Bobbie on our blog

 

Past Contributors

Alicia Taylor studied with the University of Auckland earning a BA in Art History and Ancient History. In 2017 she graduated with First Class Honours in Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage. She now works as a Collection Technician of Manuscripts for Auckland War Memorial Museum-Tamaki Paenga Hira.

The Making of Comet