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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BOX

I’ve been thinking about the nature of identity and its connection to the experience of our gender and sexuality. The female genitalia has been represented in art since the dawn of humankind. It’s been responded to in a myriad of ways by various cultures and ‘stages’...
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Adventures in pewter

Last year when I was spending some time in London, I did an experimental casting workshop at Cockpit Arts with Katrin Spranger and Kelvin J Birk. In this workshop I discovered the joys of working with pewter. Its low melting point enables it to be melted down...
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Exploring Ideas

HS4 Blog thoughts 10-4-17   Talking shadows with Volker. I have to admit I am somewhat frustrated. It is great to have this ‘conversation’ with such a great maker but what is really niggling at me is the fact we can’t do it face to face over beer! This surprises...
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Life status: a state of constant and complete upheaval

As of March, I decided to completely change my life from a thriving city rat, living right in the CBD of Auckland.... to dropping everything and leaving too embrace my more solidarity side about an hour away, right into the wild sacred native bushland of KareKare on...
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White Trash

So another idea is to collect all the white trash out of ours, and anyone who is willing to save it for me to turn into a sculptural form and install it in The See Here Gallery.  I'm imagining it pouring from ceiling to floor. Why white: I'm interested in the process...
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Tanel Veenre Intensive Week

Tanel Veenre was born in Talin, Estonia and is a Professor at the Estonian Academy of fine Arts. The first time I saw Veenre’s work was in the library whilst I was researching and studying and I have been an admirer and a fan ever since. So when I found out he was...
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MATERIAL READS: HONESTY and SUBVERSION

In my first conversation with Vincent, he questioned me about my approach to materials. My answer was unintentionally somewhat disingenuous, largely because I had never truly articulated it properly. I said at the time that I used leather because of its aesthetic...
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Questions about jewellery in general

Today Francis Upritchard brought up some great questions about jewellery in general and my practise coming out of art school. Why would it be considered jewellery if too big /awkward/delicate to be worn? Yes why would it?  I find these features very interesting in...
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And so the journey begins……..

“I USE JEWELLERY AS MY LANGUAGE AND SPEAK THROUGH MY HANDS. MY EYES HEAR MY THOUGHTS AND TRANSLATE.” As I sit at my jewellery bench here contemplating what to write for my first Handshake blog my mind keeps drifting to other places of creativity, imagination and...
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Our Coast lines – trashed

Increasingly our environment and the animals that live in it are under threat.  Unfortunately our small population belies the potential problem for the clean green image that New Zealand portrays. I love our coastlines and the beauty and respite in nature they offer. ...
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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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