Jewellery  Development-   Project


Jewellery  -Mentoring-   Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition-    Project


Jewellery  Development    Project


Jewellery   -Mentoring     Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition     Project


Standing Room Only, RNZ interview

Lynn Freeman interviews Peter Deckers, Caroline Thomas, Vivien Atkinson and Becky Bliss. Radio New Zealand Standing Room Only, 1:46 pm on 8 December 2019   LISTEN:  PLAY      

Te Uru – Work in response to a space

On a visit to Auckland I was fortunate to explore the TeUru gallery space. What would  the building tell me? Can I hear the voice or the essence? How does it sit in the environment as well as in the community?  The very first impression was a tete a tete of old and...

Activate/Te Uru

Te Uru is a space that activates movement and viewing through its design, leading you through spaces, up stairwells and looking out of windows. Working with this space, ‘Activate’ is a series of 9 brooches that are made from the construction plywood that supports...

Ancient materials

There is sand on the floor, Sand in my hair, Under my finger-nails, Sand everywhere. Following the making of my pieces for Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, I'm still cleaning up sand from my studio. I suspect I will be for some time. Made through the erosion of rock...


In my final work as part of Handshake 5  at Te Uru Contemporary Gallery (Auckland), it feels appropriate that I refer to: belonging and s e p a r a t e n e s s. Handshake has offered me the opportunity to be part of something *much* bigger than myself. I've been...

HANDSHAKE 5: Critical Writing Workshop

Sunday December 8, 10am-3pm | $70 - bookings essential Join visiting artist-jeweller and writer Roseanne Bartley for an immersive and interactive critical writing workshop at TE URU, Auckland for artists, curators, and writers interested in developing a performative...

HANDSHAKE 5: Artists’ Walk and Talk

Saturday December 7, 3pm at TE URU, Auckland Artists from the HANDSHAKE 5: in site exhibition introduce their work ahead of the 4pm exhibition opening. This is a unique opportunity to hear from contemporary jewellers from across Aotearoa, who have come to Te Uru for...

HANDSHAKE 5: IN SITE – exhibition at TE URU, Auckland

HANDSHAKE 5: IN  SITE   For the Auckland edition of the fifth HANDSHAKE series, HANDSHAKE 5: in site brings together ten jewellers from across Aotearoa for an exhibition that explores the potential of jewellery in large-scale spaces. While jewellers commonly dress the...

Te Uru

When looking at creating work for the Te Uru space I researched the meaning of "Uru". According to https://maoridictionary.co.nz/ the meaning of "Uru" is as follows: "uru 1. (verb) (-a,-hina) to enter, go in. [...] 2. (verb) (-a,-hina) to enlist, enrol, join, be...

From the colours Toni gave me/Te Uru

Printmaker Toni Mosely has been a fantastic and generous supporter over the last few years, helping me to revisit printmaking techniques and utilize a set of rollers that my husband, just happened to pick up somewhere years ago, and had stashed for that auspicious...


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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