Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  Exhibition  Project


Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  -Exhibition   Project


Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  –Exhibition  Project



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Pātaka Art + Museum, Toi Gallery, Porirua, 14 September– 14 October 2018 opening: Thursday 13 September, 5.30pm ARTISTS: Nik Hanton, Katie Pascoe, Kylie Sinkovich, Kim Whalen, Sharon Fitness, Renee Bevan, Jennifer Laracy, Kristin d’Agostino, Judy Darragh, Vanessa...

Polarity at Corbans Art Centre

7 September - 21 October 2018 HANDSHAKE 4 last public exhibition READ...

Dual Process

When we’re making decisions we approach the process using two different systems of thinking. In Psychology, the name for this process is called "Dual Process Theory". The first system is our intuition. It's swift, automatic, subconscious and emotional. The second...

Polarity and/both

Polarity suggests opposite ends, black and white, contrast, extremes, a certainty of one or the other.  What I am interested in, is something less sure, the vaguely illuminating space in-between.   Somewhere intuition, conflicted states and dissonance lie.   Highs and...

Seeing self, observing others

Reflective materials interrupt spatial perceptions and redirect the viewer from not just seeing the object but places their own body in space in relation to that object. In Mirror Affect (2016), Christina Albu explores artworks with mirroring or reflective...

Volkers email

Simply this is a copy of Volkers last email. We have got a great grove going on. We speak at the opposite ends of the day about all things, from football, the heat, the cold and the devil called 'schmuck'. Volker wanted an image and so I sent this one really quickly....

Intersection / Polarity

A different kind of Polarity... It's not news that there's a considerable overlap and intersection between different art practices. Maybe one of the least expected intersections could be the relationship between hip-hop and traditional art movements such as the...

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...


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.