The Language of Things

The Language of Things

  Blog 24 April 20th Arrived back from Sydney and got stuck into some gold-leafing for a show some members of Occupation: Artist are putting on for No Filter.  The group decided to support the Dowse who are putting on a fantastic Symposium on April 12-13th.  We...
A busman’s holiday…Sydney

A busman’s holiday…Sydney

Blog 23 April 12th The trip to Sydnay marked the culmination of a work that has been in progress since December 1st 2017.  The R Matrix was made in response to the theme of the current Sydney Biennale, Superposition, a complex theory drawn from quantum mechanics. The...
Artists as Collectors

Artists as Collectors

Great to have Liesbeth den Besten in New Zealand again and to hear her talk about Artists as Collectors.  I was especially interested in the work of one of the artists she spoke about – Hanne Darboven, a German conceptual artist who accumulated a vast collection of...
march

march

the day after the opening we were lucky to have a very engaging and enjoyable crit session of our show with American artist/ jeweler Lauren Kalman who works largely with concepts of jewelry and its relationship with the body.   I came away with some good...
echo echo

echo echo

The show at Toi Poneke was adventurous and lived up to the title of PROCESS…with Artist and educator Gabby Oconnor transforming Toi Poneke Gallery into a sort of giant sketchbook.. to display our work in a playful and energetic way… the challenge was to...
London Stock

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...
Lines of Intent, Toi Poneke

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...
‘schmuck’ or not

‘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...
Community

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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