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 operate in an ‘opening style’ format, and utilise our non-traditional exhibition space as a dynamic site of experimentation and innovative ideas.
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.
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
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.