HANDSHAKE

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  Exhibition  Project

Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  -Exhibition   Project

Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  –Exhibition  Project

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THE LATEST HANDSHAKE BLOG POSTS

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“The Object’s Lament”

I am Naked in front of a room full of strangers left alone @ night the Ruru comforts me whispering old laments from my ancestors Through the pained glass I seeing RISING... Hine Pae Kura She Spreads and Spits Sweet dew drops across the thighs and breast of our earth...

35mm film

special thank you to Misma Anaru on 35mm film wearing three of my neck pieces created during Handhskake4.   Kim Whalen. Wha neck-piece, harakeke and proteaceae, 2018. Kim Whalen. Kaimohu neck-piece, harakeke and proteaceae, 2018. Kim Whalen. Takahurihuri neck-piece,...

finis

Reflecting upon the last two years, and the Handshake4 project. An invaluable unforgettable experience. Going into this I really had no idea what I was getting into except that it was a huge full-time commitment on my end. And boy was it just that. Would I recommend...

Ending on blush

Pinkish hues have unconsciously found their way into my practice over the last two years.  From radioactive volcanic glows, the scrapped blush of desire lines, to the elusive task of trying to evoke a lipstick smear at the end of the night.  It seems pink in its many...

Mentee and mentor reflections – a final signing off

In conversation with my mentor Benjamin Lignel on our personal Handshake 4 experiences. My personal Handshake journey started in a haze of self-doubt due to a period of instability in my life. The place I called home changed several times, there was a death in my...

Was it worth it ?

Was it worth it ?         On coming to the end of this HS4 journey, that is the question that I am often asked. I have thought up a few ‘wordy’ responses but in reality the simple response is YES. What is 'of worth' to one can be so different to another person. Enter...

Augusto

Its been a challenge keeping on track in August with Handshake exhibits coming and a very busy first month in business. However Sam and I have been so well supported buy the wider handshake community that the cabinets (gifted by the dowse) are already brimming with...

Hacking my way through the contemporary jewellery jungle

(Photo: Alamy) Well goodbye Handshake4, except it’s not goodbye is it? These past two years have raised more questions than given answers and I have no doubt that these questions will be nagging away for a while yet. I will try to kick them around in an attempt to...

The end

And so we reach the end of the Handshake 4 journey... A journey that's involved emails, messages and video conversations sent over a distance of more than 13,463 kms. It's involved time a difference of 19 hours with one rising for the day and the other concluding...

Te Ao Hurihuri – Ever Changing World

Journeys through jewellery from New Zealand and the UK...... In October 2018, as part of the events marking the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, two groups of artists from opposite sides of the world met to exhibit their works in...

ABOUT US

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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