HANDSHAKE

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  Exhibition  Project

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Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  -Exhibition   Project

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Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  –Exhibition  Project

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Jealous Saboteurs

In March, I met Francis on the day her survey exhibition Jealous Saboteurs opened in Christchurch.  Busy times however that didn't stop her from making a space in her day to meet up, share work, give feedback, talk about next steps and have tea from a great set of...
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Tropical arcadia

Maybe there is something in working with a material or colour that I already have an inherent tension about?  Maybe I am starting from a place of low expectations that put little pressure on a good outcome?  Or at least a good outcome comes as a surprise. Below are...
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Maroon, plastic flowers, pearls

Maroon.  Orange.  Bottle green.  Plastic flowers.  Fake Pearls.  Real Pearls?  Gold? Fake gold.  Paua.  Red.  Love hearts.  These are some of the colours, forms and materials I don't like or at least have a sense of unease towards them.  My surliness to these...
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Studio Beginnings II

This week's studio exercises covered traditional jewellery techniques under the same time restraint pressures:  ranging from 30-minute intervals down to 5-minute time slots. I found working under these constraints shifted my practice away from my head and into my...
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Statement Jewellery

During our last Skype conversation, Nicolas asked me to think about tools, based on the subject of my first blog post. A few days later he sent me a link to the extraordinary exhibition The Tool At Hand, and whilst reading the catalogue (the pdf of which can be...
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fighting chromophobia

Looking back on my past work I can’t help but notice that I favour a monochromatic palette. Majority of my pieces are made of dark stone such as basalt and I often patina metal to black. I’ve done it for so long that it’s become habitual. In the spirit of the...
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Studio Beginnings

Francis discussed the use of quick response studio exercises to emphasise making and handwork.  I found it very useful to be given directives to focus my initial studio work. First up was the use of found objects to influence jewellery outcomes. Work was completed in...
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Trash or treasure – material beginnings

  Most artists I know are collectors of stuff.   Its become a bit of a habit collecting things I see potential in.   I get great joy turning the discarded into the regarded.     Just like our planet is getting bogged down with the trash from human consumption so...
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Auckland Meet-up

From the left: Kylie, myself (Kim), and Mandy Lessons: The importance of connection. For knowledge and healing. We are all in this together.      
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Dead in my tracks. 30-5-17

  So instead of working today I had the chance to visit Auckland Art Gallery, for the ‘The Body Laid Bare’ masterpieces from Tate. Everyone I had spoken to re the exhibition had raved about how great it was. Emphasizing the fact that time had to be taken to really...
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HANDSHAKE is a unique mentoring program in the art world, in which established artists spread their knowledge to less experienced artists. The “knowledge” accumulated in exchange of the relationship based on feedback is implemented in exhibitions and joint projects.

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