HANDSHAKE 4

 

WELCOME TO HANDSHAKE 4

Ruudt Peters (renowned artist and educator from the Netherlands) made the selection of 12 mentees and mentors. HS4 started off with a Masterclass with Estonian artist Tanel Veenre. Exhibitions have been or will be at Pah Homestead, Auckland, October 2017; Toi Poneke, Wellington during the International Festival of The Arts, March 2018; Corban Estate Arts Centre during Auckland Art Week, October 2018 and an online exhibition on the HS4Handshake website (tbc).

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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Corban Estate – Polarity

Corban Estate – Polarity

Twelve artist's, eleven mentors, two rooms, one dark, one light, the one and only Peter and Hilda, and three exhibitions including this final show after almost two years of exhibition collaboration together. The ending is sort of bittersweet, as after all the hard...

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