Jewellery  Development-   Project


Jewellery  -Mentoring-   Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition-    Project


Jewellery  Development    Project


Jewellery   -Mentoring     Project


Jewellery   –Exhibition     Project


Exhibition at Te Uru: till 16 February 2020

                                    LAST  DAYS: HS5 exhibition at Te Uru art gallery, Titirangi, Auckland                                               

HANDSHAKE 6 is live

6 February 2020 The new group HANDSHAKE 6, selected by Iris Eichenberg is live on the HANDSHAKE project website MASTERCLASS with Iris Eichenberg      

Coda: Taking stock

With such different CODA works to start from, I'm running three concurrent projects and am in danger of disappearing up my own bum. Mentor Roseanne Bartley urges me to pause and get my bearings. It's time to reflect, to find the common thread.  Use the blog, she...

A reflection on audience & a thank you

Handshake5 at Te Uru. Image: Tatiana Harper I was really pleased with the circular aspect of my 2 sets of work. I spent months translating OB’s work from 2D to 3D and experienced such an immediate pleasure in making, yet I was producing work that would not be handled...

Audience Participation

Images posted at #Whoiswearingwho by visitors to Te Uru      And my favourites - the brooch that has become a tiara!!

#Whoiswearingwho at Te Uru

Image: Steel brooch, Lens Te Uru artist statement: Jewellery’s integral relationship to the body is usually well understood, most often from having worn jewellery ourselves. What we rarely consider is jewellery's relationship with the objects and spaces around us, and...

Te Uru: Look Among?

Exterior view of Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland  Image: Samuel Hartnett The pragmatics of New Zealand’s geographical isolation means that often the internet mediates the information you receive in ways other than algorithmically. As a maker, dealing...

Translation: Te Uru Planning

DIY IUDs, installation made as part of my MFA study   As mentioned, HS5 is comprised of two exhibitions in 2019, the first at CODA (The Netherlands) and the final, at Te Uru (Auckland). As a maker you’re often asked to respond to external themes or ideas that can...

CODA wrap up

I had a slow start to this project and in wondering why it was so difficult to begin, I arrived at a combination of factors, the first being that Onno Boekhoudt (OB) is one of my heroes. My introduction to his work and more importantly to his making process, came...

Roseanne Bartley reviews the latest international Handshake project

Handshake 5: In Dialogue - an exhibition in which 12 emerging New Zealand contemporary jewellers respond to artworks from the permanent collection of CODA Museum, the Netherlands The review is by Rosanne Bartley and published by Contemporary HUM.   READ MORE


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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