HANDSHAKE

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  Exhibition  Project

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Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  -Exhibition   Project

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Handshake

Jewellery  -Development  -Mentoring  –Exhibition  Project

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THE LATEST HANDSHAKE BLOG POSTS

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march

does contemporary jewelry need to be conceptual?

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echo echo

The show at Toi Poneke was adventurous and lived up to the title of PROCESS…

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London Stock

I've had this project in mind for a while now and think that it might be what I will concentrate on for the next few months. The project is at the very very early stages but it's based on London Stock brick. For more information on London Stock brick, see this link...
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Lines of Intent, Toi Poneke

One of the highlights of the Toi Poneke 'Process' show was the Masterclass with Lauren Kalman.  This was a chance for a master contemporary jeweller to assess our work and offer new insights into our practice.  The critique confirmed my interest in the gestural object...
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‘schmuck’ or not

‘to push it into wearable - no ..... just let it go without thinking about wearability maybe later on if you have really have a want or idea you can go for 'schmuck' again’ Volkers words on crit with Otto Kunzli 14th April 2018. So with words from Volker and crits...
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Community

There is nothing like the coming together of like-minded people who are supportive, engaged and passionate about the same thing you are. The Contemporary Jewellery community in NZ is just such a community.    
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Source, intuition and play – part of the process…

    In general I work intuitively without a plan.  By playing with materials and combining them in different ways their individual voices come through via the hand and mind working seemingly unconsciously.   I  work on more than one project at a time. This enables me...
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And another thing….

Blog 21 15th March Last week was busy with the installation of the show at Toi Poneke in Wellington. Gabby O’Connor played a large part in directing the alterations or perhaps interventions made to the gallery.  We each ended up with a large painters dropsheet hung on...
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Is that light I can see at the end of the tunnel?

Blog 20 1st March There is a tantalising thought that there is a day not so far off when I might have a day off to sleep in or just be lazy all day, but not yet – I’m thinking maybe June?  Before then there are extra long days to be put in to get everything sorted for...
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Juggling act

  What I found myself thinking as I juggled Handshake commitments, participated in Occupation Artist performances, went to work as a nurse and then tried to have time for my partner, friends and family and time to myself was that I could be spreading myself a bit...
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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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