‘HANDSHAKE 5: IN SITE’ at

TE URU, Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland

HANDSHAKE 5: IN SITE - an exhibition that explored the potential of jewellery
in large-scale spaces  (7 December 2019- 16 February 2020)

VIVIEN ATKINSON

Reminding Myself to Remember (Video of performance, Videographer, Michael Bridgman).

 

From the beginning jewellery has linked significant ideas to wearing, acting as a physical reminder to events, times and people.  Tying string around your finger was thought to replicate this.

 

 

video projection

Sarah Walker-Holt

Activate, Series of Brooches, 2019, Plywood, Brass, Balsawood, ink

As a series of brooches, ‘Activate’ is a dialogue between technical drawing tools, woodworking tools, Plywood and print.

Technical drawing tools were developed to create an illusion of depth within structural illustration to communicate intended 3 dimensional constructions. Plywood is often seen as a contemporary building material used in many designer products but it has essentially evolved historically through time, trends and differentiating stages of value, from an elite status as a decorative vaneer, down to a poor one used to disguise. Within building practices Plywood is notable for its strength and durability. Print conceived the production of multiples through the mechanicanical instrumentation of printing rollers. Can a combination of these tools and materials, with these preloaded histories, activate a conversation that disrupts these principles and engage the body through a functionality that contradicts both the scale and dimensionality in which they are normally associated?

Nik Hanton

BELONGING  &   S E P A R A T E N E S S

 

We live in a world in which we’re forced to live on top of one other yet, as individuals within a society, we’re becoming more and more isolated.

 

This totem is intended to show belonging (being part of something bigger than ourselves) and s e p a r a t e n e s s (being dislocated from others).

 

 

BECKY BLISS

Nadene Carr

Brendon Monson

Neke Moa

Kelly McDonald

Sandra Schmid

Caroline Thomas

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