Coda

Coda

Balance , colour and particularly the joins have interested me in each of the three artist selected from Coda. I mentioned I wanted to find out what that extra something each artist adds to there work. Paul Adie inspired me to look closely at joins. I have become very...
Te uru

Te uru

Further research into bling bling- turning it on its head. reflect, detracts, mirror where do I identify -more or less . With low brow bling or high brow. Or can you have both? im also interested in using bling as a onomatopoeia . How can I make a piece for the body...
Another grid

Another grid

  In my spare time (lunch is over-rated) I made a necklace that responds to the Google translation of the Dutch that described one of Lam de Wolf’s necklaces. I put the description of my necklace through the translator: Ketting gemaakt van stof bedekt trouw met...
Making a start

Making a start

THE YEAR THAT IS HS5: Handshake5 comprises a masterclass with Roseanne Bartley and a series of coaching sessions with Roseanne, Vernon Bowden, James Anderson and Sian van Dyk, all to support the making of work for two exhibitions occurring later this year. The first,...
First Steps: Te Uru visit

First Steps: Te Uru visit

For Te Uru Waitakere we’re each to make work that responds to the gallery itself.  I visited the building to scope out the spaces where we might be showing. The gallery is emphatically NOT a white cube. Behind the copper frontage are mezzanines, voids and vistas...
First Steps: CODA pairings

First Steps: CODA pairings

For CODA we’re each to make a body of work that dialogues with three pieces in the museum collection. My conversation partners are two very different artists; Lam de Wolf (who creates process-based works, often interactive projects) and Reka Fekete (a maker of...
Mind the gap

Mind the gap

The starting point of the work I am going to make for Te Uru is Billy Apple’s The Cut Away. To quote from Te Uru’s website, ‘This is part of an ongoing series, started in the 1970s, in which Apple has critiqued the ways that exhibition spaces...
Pendent opera interrupta

Pendent opera interrupta

A month ago I started a new job. For four weeks I have been in full-time training which has meant that any progress on my Handshake work has been unwillingly short-changed. For four weeks I have been coming home during the week and slumping on the sofa. staring...
Strangling space

Strangling space

When a collection of works is in response to a gallery space the volume and shape of the space can (potentially) over-ride/rule the works, if we let it. What if we “strangled the space” and bent it to our will rather than being beholden to it? The space...
“Zig-Zag”

“Zig-Zag”

My personality is one that thrives on order. While not a precise person by nature I do like things to be “tidy”. There’s something about a zig-zag that fits perfectly with my desire for order and my inability to subscribe to strict precision. Terhi...
We have come to the end.

We have come to the end.

Two years have passed and handshake4 has come to an end. It has been a great two years full of interesting people, exhibitions and workshops. The mentorship program is definitely a valuable part of the handshake project. I would say that the relationship I build with...

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