Handshake 4

WELCOME TO HANDSHAKE 4

Ruudt Peters (renowned artist and educator from the Netherlands) made the selection of 12 mentees and mentors. Exhibitions are lined up 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 on-line exhibition on the HS4Handshake website (under construction).

Time – A four letter word

Time – A four letter word

    'Time is a created thing.To say I don't have time, is like saying I don't want to'  Lao Tzu I always seem to be wanting more time. But in reality it is the quality of time that I am striving for, as I have all the time I can have. It is how I deal with what I...

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Shoreline Compositions

Shoreline Compositions

Shoreline compositions So after a break in the weather and a healing injury, I have been able to return to walking.  A Gorgeous weekend provided the opportunity for beach combing along Makara beach. Our oceans have never more been more colourful or clogged with the...

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PRECIOUS

PRECIOUS

People forget how precious everything is. Especially life, time and nature. Unfortunately society is exploitative. Most of us are caught up in the game in some way or another. Probably fighting to escape. We will spend our entire life times releasing and healing from...

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A woman’s work?

A woman’s work?

There was a moment when a piece was waiting for its second firing but instead, was broken into several pieces. In that instant when I stared at the piece while inwardly observing the fragility of the material, the vulnerability of my process and time spent on making...

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Harakeke

Harakeke

I have been none stop thinking about harakeke. I finally had the opportunity presented to me to be taught by an amazing woman named Puawai. She passed onto me so much beautiful knowledge about the harakeke plant and about the traditional and sacred Maori ceremonial...

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shell

shell

In my discussions with Judy, we have talked about our shared interest in use of paua in new Zealand jewellery and the rich history that surrounds it. I feel the pull to explore this further in my own work especially in relation to acknowledging the influence of my...

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