Questions about jewellery

Today Francis Upritchard brought up some great questions about jewellery in general and my practice coming out of art school. Why would it be considered jewellery if too big /awkward/delicate to be worn? Yes, why would it?  I find these features very interesting in...

Our Coast lines – trashed

Increasingly our environment and the animals that live in it are under threat.  Unfortunately our small population belies the potential problem for the clean green image that New Zealand portrays. I love our coastlines and the beauty and respite in nature they offer. ...

what transfiguration means

BLOG #1 Hi Judy The best parts of my day were when my eight-year-old explained what transfiguration means and receiving your enthusiastic response. In reply to your questions … this is where I am at: I am putting something together to submit for a show for Taranaki...
Masterclass: Tanel Veenre (Feb 2017)

Masterclass: Tanel Veenre (Feb 2017)

Tanel Veenre’s workshop centred around innovative exhibition display that considered media promotion, audience experience as well as how best to showcase work. The workshops were fast paced and intense but rewarding to terms of pushing creative process and looking...

The adventure begins…

I was unsure what to expect from my first Skype call with Aaron but it went very well. We spent most of the call discussing what my expectations were for our consultations and just getting to know each other. He’s a friendly and open guy and laid back not to...
Temporal events

Temporal events

A large scale installation Antarctica – While you were sleeping that was projection mapped 360 degrees around the exterior of Auckland Museum towards the end of last month impressed me hugely. The scale of the 4 year project stunned but it was the sound score by Rhian...
PARKing DAY

PARKing DAY

Blog 5,  March 15th 2017 The preparations for PARK(ing) Day served us well.  We had spent a worrying week with really bad weather threatening the cancellation, but in the end the weather was similar to last year’s event – cool, calm and cloudy to start the morning and...
PARKING DAY proposal

PARKING DAY proposal

Blog 4, 22nd February 2017 At the beginning of February, my proposal to the Wellington Sculpture Trust for their PARK(ing) Day project was accepted.  Now with the help of fellow Occupation: Artist members Sarah Read and Caroline Thomas we are working out the details...
JEWELcamp and Masterclass

JEWELcamp and Masterclass

Blog 3, February 10th, 2017 With quiet excitement and some shyness we gather for the first time.  Most of us meet at Tanel’s opening at Avid amid the noise and tilted plinths holding his exquisite work. The afternoon’s presentations reveal we are a diverse group with...
Viktor and Rolf at the NGV

Viktor and Rolf at the NGV

Blog 2, January 15th, 2017 Although I knew the names of these two fashion designers I really had no idea of the scope of their innovative work.  It was then a fascinating voyage of discovery wandering through the rooms of stunning and sometimes startling garments....

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