9Centuri Chan
Centuri Chan

This chess set represents the contrast between old and new. The black pieces and black squares on the board have a rough, unrefined look and are made from black builders
paper and resin. The white elements were cut and shaped from PVC downpipes, then cleaned and polished to represent the repurposing of the house’s resources.

009 Chess


12Paul Dyer
Greg and Paul Dyer

This project is intended to be tactile, reactive and fun, reminding us of a domestic ritual and the notion of transition. The original timber plate of the electrical socket was retained as a base, with a brass door-stopper used as a bell stand. The sprung stopper provides a clanger mechanism.



012 Paul Dyer Door bell


43Emma Byrne dolls house
Emma Byrne

There is delight in discovering hidden and playful shapes in objects. All of these letters are found objects – they were not shaped to make letters. The ABCs are an educational tool,
allowing children to store and display their treasures alphabetically in stackable boxes. However, above all, the ABCs are fun and encourage creativity, practicality and learning.
043 ABCs


53Sarah Wigley
Herring Tin
Sarah Wigley

This rusty herring tin has a new ceramic liner. Tinned herrings were part of the Canterbury diet in the early twentieth century and this empty tin was found discarded under the house at 19 Admirals Way. The top of the dish is lined with a bandage found inside the house and a print
of herrings decorates the base of the dish.


053 herring tin ceramic dish 053b herring tin ceramic dish


54Sarah Wigley
Frying Pan
Sarah Wigley

This heavily-corroded frying pan has been relined with a ceramic dish. The dish is glazed with iron spangles and
dust scraped from the pan when it was sanded and rust-proofed. The ceramic dishcloth on the handle conjures up images of how the frying pan was used.


054 Frying Pan


55Sarah Wigley
Paint Tin
Sarah Wigley

A rusty tin of dried paint full of sandy soil was found underneath the floorboards of the house. It has now
been relined with a coiled pot that has a glossy rim reminiscent of dried paint and has been filled with pebbles
made from the sand found in the bottom of the tin.


055 Paint tin ceramic


56Sarah Wigley
Sarah Wigley

Woolly socks left behind in the house have been transformed into ceramic socks. The original socks were saturated with clay and then fired in the kiln. The fabric burnt away, leaving behind a permanent ceramic replica.


056 Socks ceramic


Where you Carry is What You’re Doing
Raewyn Martyn, Sara Black, Charles Roderick, Selena Wilkinson, Jane Foreman, Quinn Koeneman, Tessa Elbettar, Kayla Ginsburg, Cleo van der Veen, Addison Nace, Hannah Craig, Elaine Bell, Sylvia Newman, Avigail Najjar, Dana Carter





68Annelies Zwaan
Wood Type
Russel Frost

Originally from the Tasman region, Russell now resides in East London, so this piece of 19 Admirals Way has had a long journey. Type from end-grain wood was commonplace in the print industry until the 1980s. Today,
wooden type is difficult to acquire and most wood type in New Zealand is from England or America. This is Russell’s first attempt at making wooden type. Side-grain rimu is a
difficult timber to work with and his knife required constant sharpening.

068 Woodtype Set


69Annelies Zwaan
Limited Edition Posters
Russel Frost

Using his wood type and a carved print block of the kowaro or Canterbury mudfish (Neochanna
burrowsius), Russell has created a small edition of letterpress posters celebrating this fascinating
endangered native fish. With a life-long interest in New Zealand’s biodiversity, Russell was inspired to use the little-known Canterbury mudfish as a metaphor for the
resilience of a population which is also in need of help. Russell hopes that increased awareness of this species will encourage more sensitive and sustainable use of the waters and soils of the Canterbury region.



80Bruce and Celia Irvine
Ballpoint Pen
Bruce and Cecelia Irvine


Bruce turned the timber offcuts from his chopping boards into these ballpoint pens. The person handling these pens will appreciate the tactile nature of wood turned items.
080 Woodturned Pens


131Sarah Greig
Rimu Pen Holder
Sarah Greig

This pen holder is made from a rimu offcut. The front has been decorated with an illustration of rimu leaves to
remind us where the original wood came from and that it had a life of its own before becoming part of the home at 19 Admirals Way. This piece shows that even a small offcut, given some crafting and attention, can be transformed into something useful.


131 S Grieg pen holder



132Sarah Greig
Rimu Jewellery Holder
Sarah Greig

The jewellery holder is made from a piece of rimu detailing from the laundry doorframe. The original yellow paint has been retained and an illustration of rimu leaves added in white acrylic paint. Nails from the house have been added for hanging jewellery.


132 S Greig Jewellery Holder


122Kerry Tunstall
Easy Easel
Kerry Tunstall and Ryan van Herel


This table-top easel is made of leftover lath. The introduced metal parts are fence guides from old wood-working machines and were found in a skip at a now demolished factory in Sydenham. Kerry and Ryan originally met at the High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Canterbury and
had fun adding burnt antiquing effects to this timber using a variable autotransformer linked to a step-up transformer.


134Steven Park work 2
Memo Holder
Steven Park

This memo holder is a simple but practical design: an angled slot has been cut into the top of a block of wood to house memos and notes. The timber is an Australian hardwood
found among the framing of the house, which has been sanded smooth and then polished with natural wax.


134 Memo Holder


156Nic Moon
Deborah Walsh







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