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Denmark Design Members Late Night

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  • AAG Members: $38.00 ea ($35.00 + $3.00 fees)
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At this Members Late Night, journalist and design-enthusiast Jeremy Hansen will talk with design curator Justine Olsen, interior designer Rufus Knight and architect Jon Rennie about their favourite Danish design objects, and discuss how Scandinavian design aesthetics and principles continue to influence Aotearoa New Zealand today.

Visit the exhibition "Denmark Design" and enjoy food, drinks, music, pop-up talks by curator Emma Jameson and design expert Caroline Montague and a one-night-only discount of 20% in the Gallery shop.

Tickets include a welcome cocktail. A big thank you to our partners Cordis, Cult and Resene.

Jeremy Hansen – design-enthusiast and panel moderator
Jeremy Hansen is a journalist and cultural project manager with a strong interest in architecture, urban life, arts and culture. Hansen published the architecture and interiors book "Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1939 to 1977", was HOME magazine’s editor for 11 years and edited free Auckland weekly Paperboy before he was hired to activate shared spaces in and around Britomart. His Danish heritage could very well have sparked his love for Scandinavian design!

Jon Rennie – Principal at Athfield Architects
For over 50 years, Athfield Architects has helped shape Aotearoa’s urban landscape and design vernacular. Based in Auckland, the firm’s Principal Jon Rennie strives to create sustainable environments that respond to societal challenges and serve the community. A 2014 research trip on contemporary library practice included visits to libraries of the Danish Agency for Culture Model Library Programme. Rennie has worked on the award-winning Devonport Library ‘pavilion’, the Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero/ Auckland City Library Adaptation and the New Zealand Memorial in London.

Justine Olsen - Curator Decorative Art & Design, Te Papa
Justine Olsen’s expertise lies in decorative arts and design, with particular reference to New Zealand, both historical and contemporary. Current research includes New Zealand’s contribution to modernism and to the arts and crafts movement. As one of four design thinkers invited to create a ‘living space’ in Objectspace’s conceptual exhibition "The Room" (2019), Olsen, together with Karl Fritsch, showcased hue or gourds and contemporary cultural signifiers that speak to New Zealand’s cultural history.

Rufus Knight – Interior designer at Knight Associates
After stints at Auckland’s award-winning practice Fearon Hay Architects and Vincent van Duysen Architects in Antwerp, Rufus Knight quickly made a name for himself with his own interior architecture and design studio Knight Associates. With pared-back but warm and inviting interiors for recognised brands like Lonely, Aesop and Les Mills, he shares many values with the stylish Scandinavian simplicity movement. In September this year, Knight delivered the interior design for ethical clothing brand Kowtow’s first Auckland boutique.

- The non-Members price includes a one-year Membership with Auckland Art Gallery.
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.

- Exhibition installation image by Auckland Art Gallery, 2019.
- portrait Justine Olsen by Alex Olsen Smith
- portrait Rufus Knight by Meek Zuiderwyk

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