HANDSHAKE

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  Exhibition  Project

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Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  -Exhibition   Project

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Handshake

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Handshake 4 – PROCESS

Process at Toi Pōneke Gallery brings together original works by the twelve HS4 jewellers who are currently half-way through their two-year mentorship programme. A unique exhibition design by artist Gabby O'Connor extends the idea of process by including works in...
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Greatness & smallness

There are some inspirations and admirations that stand the test of time. In fact, centuries of time already. I’ve been looking at the work of one of the most impressive creators, inventors, scientists and artists of all time- Leonardo Da Vinci. Such intellect,...
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Human wear

Sitting on stone steps, a casual remark or waiting in airports.  Inspiration arrives in strange places and in unexpected times.  The beginnings of this project began with a conversation while taking a break from the install at Pah Homestead, where I was sitting on...
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Doubt versus Confidence

Doubt can motivate you, so don't be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.     Barbara Streisand Doubt versus Confidence Halfway through the mentorship program it was time to reflect on the past...
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Holding on, Letting go

When having to move workshop space the reality of the stuff I keep was more than apparent. There were test pieces going back to 2010, nestled safely in the back of unopened drawers. The ‘you never know when’ classification of storage obviously applied to these wee...
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Mahuru

Mahuru a.k.a September was a very busy month for me indeed.I was honored enough to be funded by Creative New Zealand to be able to travel to Melbourne for Radiant Pavilion which is a bi-annual contemporary jewelry festival and attend the MakingOUT Symposium,...
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Waste not……

At the end of the Pah Homestead show I drove up to Auckland to collect work and ended bringing a load of the planks used for display back as well.  They have been sitting in my studio as no one really wants them.  The contrasting colours are really attractive and have...
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All Change

Packing at Whitereia All change seems to be the theme of late.  I’ve been at Whitereia (the institute where Peter Deckers teaches Jewellery and where I studied and have been mentoring/lecturing) helping with the sorting (30 years accumulation), packing and storing.  A...
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Shards

Rearranging the shards in a broken world A friend recently introduced me to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. Japanese aesthetics values marks of wear from the use of an object. This can be a rationale for keeping an object...
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Observations on the contemporary object

30 November 2017 posted on The Big Idea - Mark Amery writes about current issues and exhibitions around New Zealand. The following text explores 'craft' as a verb: Welcome to the fine contemporary object. It’s a little bit punk - revelling in making unexpected...
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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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