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

“The Object’s Lament”

I am Naked in front of a room full of strangers left alone @ night the Ruru comforts me whispering old laments from my ancestors Through the pained glass I seeing RISING... Hine Pae Kura She Spreads and Spits Sweet dew drops across the thighs and breast of our earth...

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35mm film

35mm film

special thank you to Misma Anaru on 35mm film wearing three of my neck pieces created during Handhskake4.   Kim Whalen. Wha neck-piece, harakeke and proteaceae, 2018. Kim Whalen. Kaimohu neck-piece, harakeke and proteaceae, 2018. Kim Whalen. Takahurihuri neck-piece,...

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finis

finis

Reflecting upon the last two years, and the Handshake4 project. An invaluable unforgettable experience. Going into this I really had no idea what I was getting into except that it was a huge full-time commitment on my end. And boy was it just that. Would I recommend...

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Ending on blush

Ending on blush

Pinkish hues have unconsciously found their way into my practice over the last two years.  From radioactive volcanic glows, the scrapped blush of desire lines, to the elusive task of trying to evoke a lipstick smear at the end of the night.  It seems pink in its many...

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Was it worth it ?

Was it worth it ?

Was it worth it ?         On coming to the end of this HS4 journey, that is the question that I am often asked. I have thought up a few ‘wordy’ responses but in reality the simple response is YES. What is 'of worth' to one can be so different to another person. Enter...

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Augusto

Augusto

Its been a challenge keeping on track in August with Handshake exhibits coming and a very busy first month in business. However Sam and I have been so well supported buy the wider handshake community that the cabinets (gifted by the dowse) are already brimming with...

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The end

And so we reach the end of the Handshake 4 journey... A journey that's involved emails, messages and video conversations sent over a distance of more than 13,463 kms. It's involved time a difference of 19 hours with one rising for the day and the other concluding...

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Te Ao Hurihuri – Ever Changing World

Te Ao Hurihuri – Ever Changing World

Journeys through jewellery from New Zealand and the UK...... In October 2018, as part of the events marking the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, two groups of artists from opposite sides of the world met to exhibit their works in...

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