Nadine Smith

About mentee Nadine Smith / About mentor Regan Gentry

On another planet

On another planet

Fueled by a bowl of porridge and a walk on the skyline my mind was sure to wander.  You wondered about that cow picture didn't you?!  Walking lets my imagination roam free and is a necessary part of my process. What my hands and mind have been up to lately: Lots of...

Thoughts on Polarity

Thoughts on Polarity

  Twelve artists drawn together for our desire and vision to use our hands and minds to make jewellery and objects.  Handshake provides the platform to spring forward. Sometimes we dip, and others we dive into unknown territory to make pieces that reveal something of...

Super Positions: Stanley Street Gallery

Super Positions: Stanley Street Gallery

 Merilyn Installing Nik Hanton's pendants A trip to Sydney to be part of the Handshake Show Super Positions at Stanley Street Gallery provided a great opportunity to make connections with other Handshake artists,  art appreciators and collectors. Liza and Merilyn, the...

Grid-lines – Process at Toi Poneke

Grid-lines – Process at Toi Poneke

Gabby O'Connor worked with us wholeheartedly for our install at Toi Poneke.   The Grid-lined drop sheet  installation challenged the conventional wall plinth gallery display.  Hand drawn with crayons, the grid lines resembled a page in a workbook.  These were hung...

Brace yourself

Brace yourself

Brace yourself - get ready for the roller coaster ride of creativity. This year I returned to creating from home.  I'm finding new ways of working and yes, procrastination techniques too.  In my city based studio, to fill in time I could chat to studio mates, and shop...

Trash or treasure – material beginnings

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 is...