Handshake 4

Vivien Atkinson

About mentee Vivien Atkinson / About mentor Benjamin Lignel

PARKing DAY

PARKing DAY

Blog 5,  March 15th 2017 The preparations for PARK(ing) Day served us well.  We had spent a worrying week with really bad weather threatening the cancellation, but in the end the weather was similar to last year’s event – cool, calm and cloudy to start the morning and...

PARKING DAY proposal

PARKING DAY proposal

Blog 4, 22nd February 2017 At the beginning of February, my proposal to the Wellington Sculpture Trust for their PARK(ing) Day project was accepted.  Now with the help of fellow Occupation: Artist members Sarah Read and Caroline Thomas we are working out the details...

JEWELcamp and Masterclass

JEWELcamp and Masterclass

Blog 3, February 10th, 2017 With quiet excitement and some shyness we gather for the first time.  Most of us meet at Tanel’s opening at Avid amid the noise and tilted plinths holding his exquisite work. The afternoon’s presentations reveal we are a diverse group with...

Viktor and Rolf at the NGV

Viktor and Rolf at the NGV

Blog 2, January 15th, 2017 Although I knew the names of these two fashion designers I really had no idea of the scope of their innovative work.  It was then a fascinating voyage of discovery wandering through the rooms of stunning and sometimes startling garments....

7.8 shock

7.8 shock

Blog 1, January 7th, 2017 The news in November that I had been selected for HandShake 4 was rather daunting.  The 7.8 earthquake had left me shaken – with a recent move into a 12th floor apartment and nothing yet secure in it’s final location – our possessions were...