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).

Polarity thoughts and talks

Polarity thoughts and talks

Peter requested that I make my small intro talk for our opening into a blog so here it is ūüôā I will be sharing a few ideas with you on Polarity: the meeting of opposites; two forces, opposing yet mutually interdependent. It‚Äôs all real, and it‚Äôs all a dream. All...

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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 ‚Äď 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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