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Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  -Exhibition   Project

Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  –Exhibition  Project

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Chain Makers 1880s Black Country Birmingham

Repetition is something I struggle with. So I thought I would make a chain, to face the thing I don't enjoy. My attention span is that of a small child, unless  chocolate is involved. So to move away from making chain I did some internet research. Chain making was...

Interdisciplinary Inspiration

I was listening to a podcast on a very wet dog walk today. The podcast was WTF with Marc Maron and it was a replay of an interview he did with Anthony Bourdain in 2011 - http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/repost-anthony-bourdain-from-2011 I would not describe myself as a...

PROCESS

What blooms, dies. Mortality, subject to the processes of nature, is beyond our control. And yet we celebrate life. We exalt a flowers essence - its freshness and singularity- on a literal pedestal, by making its fleetingness exquisitely visible. All too often,...

Cockatoo Island – In the eye of the beholder

21st Biennale of Sydney: Superposition. Equilibium & Engagement Cockatoo Island as a creative venue Cockatoo Island is on the  UNSECO World-Heritage list.  It is one of the best surviving examples of convict transportation and colonial expansion through convict...

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...

Post Process

It has been a while since the last Handshake4 show "Process" so I have plenty of time to reflect on what I think worked and what didn’t work so well. Having a concept of process opened up my making a lot, I didn’t feel the need to having a completely unified series of...

Hitting the books

  So much spinning around with the final HS4 fast approaching. It is time to revert to the trusted workbook approach. It is a discipline I have let go for too long. However, getting back into it, is meditative and constructive at the same time. It is as much of my...

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...

Polarities

The magic in life's about polarities- without light there's no shadow. I've been thinking about our up-coming show Polarity and the kind of work I want to make given the nature of the space, the installation plan and the title of the group show. The idea of...

a dusty bookshelf and a bus ride

I have been a bit quiet on this blog and it is only to my dismay that I found a whole set of blog entries that I had compiled in my google docs but alas forgot to publish… was it a secret anxiety that stopped me from posting these thoughts, revelations and rants?...

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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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