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Kim Paton

Director, Objectspace

Kim Paton is the director of Objectspace in Auckland, the leading public gallery in New Zealand dedicated to craft, design and architecture. In 2016 and 17 she led the re-development and expansion of of Objectspace moving the gallery to an architecturally redesigned venue in the heart of Ponsonby.

She holds a First Class Honours degree in Sculpture and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management, she previously held academic positions at Massey University, Wellington and Wintec School of Media Arts, Hamilton where she was head of Research. Kim has curated and written extensively on craft and contemporary art, and is co-author of the book Contemporary Jewellery in Context, published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers and released in July 2017.