HANDSHAKE 4

 

WELCOME TO HANDSHAKE 4

Ruudt Peters (renowned artist and educator from the Netherlands) made the selection of 12 mentees and mentors. HS4 started off with a Masterclass with Estonian artist Tanel Veenre. Exhibitions have been or will be at Pah Homestead, Auckland, October 2017; Toi Poneke, Wellington during the International Festival of The Arts, March 2018; Corban Estate Arts Centre during Auckland Art Week, October 2018 and an online exhibition on the HS4Handshake website (tbc).

The end

And so we reach the end of the Handshake 4 journey... A journey that's involved emails, messages and video conversations sent over a distance of more than 13,463 kms. It's involved time a difference of 19 hours with one rising for the day and the other concluding...

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Polarity thoughts and talks

Polarity thoughts and talks

Peter requested that I make my small intro talk for our opening into a blog so here it is 🙂 I will be sharing a few ideas with you on Polarity: the meeting of opposites; two forces, opposing yet mutually interdependent. It’s all real, and it’s all a dream. All...

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Three OCTOBER exhibitions

Three OCTOBER exhibitions

exhibitions:                                 JEWELdisplayJEWEL at Pataka, Porirua till 14 October MORE POLARITY at Corbans, Auckland till 21 October MORE Te Ao Hurihuri – Ever Changing World at the Crypt, London 23-27...

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Dual Process

Dual Process

When we’re making decisions we approach the process using two different systems of thinking. In Psychology, the name for this process is called "Dual Process Theory". The first system is our intuition. It's swift, automatic, subconscious and emotional. The second...

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Polarity and/both

Polarity and/both

Polarity suggests opposite ends, black and white, contrast, extremes, a certainty of one or the other.  What I am interested in, is something less sure, the vaguely illuminating space in-between.   Somewhere intuition, conflicted states and dissonance lie.   Highs and...

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Seeing self, observing others

Seeing self, observing others

Reflective materials interrupt spatial perceptions and redirect the viewer from not just seeing the object but places their own body in space in relation to that object. In Mirror Affect (2016), Christina Albu explores artworks with mirroring or reflective...

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