Process at Toi Pōneke Gallery brought together original works by the HS4 jewellery artists who were half-way through their two-year mentorship process. This challenging exhibition, designed by artist Gabby O’Connor extended the idea of process, both by the transformation of the Toi Pōneke space and through the inclusion of works in progress alongside the installed finished pieces.

The gallery became a space for experimentation, offering insights into the thoughts of presentation, idea, making, material transformations, and more……

ARTIST installations and work

Kylie Sinkovich

Caroline Thomas

Brendon Monson

Mandy Flood

Nik Hanton

Keri Mei Zagrobelna

Nadine Smth

Vivien Atkinson

Katie Pascoe

Kim Whalen

Jennifer Laracy

HANDSHAKE 4 blog posts

Three OCTOBER exhibitions

Three OCTOBER exhibitions

exhibitions:                                 JEWELdisplayJEWEL at Pataka, Porirua till 14 October MORE POLARITY at Corbans, Auckland till 21 October MORE Te Ao Hurihuri – Ever Changing World at the Crypt, London 23-27...

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Dual Process

Dual Process

When we’re making decisions we approach the process using two different systems of thinking. In Psychology, the name for this process is called "Dual Process Theory". The first system is our intuition. It's swift, automatic, subconscious and emotional. The second...

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Polarity and/both

Polarity and/both

Polarity suggests opposite ends, black and white, contrast, extremes, a certainty of one or the other.  What I am interested in, is something less sure, the vaguely illuminating space in-between.   Somewhere intuition, conflicted states and dissonance lie.   Highs and...

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Seeing self, observing others

Seeing self, observing others

Reflective materials interrupt spatial perceptions and redirect the viewer from not just seeing the object but places their own body in space in relation to that object. In Mirror Affect (2016), Christina Albu explores artworks with mirroring or reflective...

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Volkers email

Volkers email

Simply this is a copy of Volkers last email. We have got a great grove going on. We speak at the opposite ends of the day about all things, from football, the heat, the cold and the devil called 'schmuck'. Volker wanted an image and so I sent this one really quickly....

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Intersection / Polarity

Intersection / Polarity

A different kind of Polarity... It's not news that there's a considerable overlap and intersection between different art practices. Maybe one of the least expected intersections could be the relationship between hip-hop and traditional art movements such as the...

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