HANDSHAKE 5

 

 

 

 

 

HANDSHAKE 5 consists of 12 artists from the previous HANDSHAKE Projects selected by the CODA team.  

This one-year programme focusses primarily on DIALOGUES and RESPONSES.

The first of the two exhibition tasks is to go in dialogue with selected artworks from CODA museum jewellery collection (Apeldoorn, the Netherlands).

The second task is to respond to the selected spaces at TE URU museum (Auckland, New Zealand).

Both projects inspire differently and require experimentation and focus. Throughout the year each artist is supported by a coaching team: Roseanne Bartley (online coach), Sian van Dyk (studio visit coach),  Vernon Bowden with James Anderson (technical support team coach). At the end of each month, the HANDSHAKERS report back on their progress.  See below how that process develops over time. 

Art you can dismantle

Art you can dismantle

The showing of Eva Rothschild's, Kosmos, at the Wellington City Gallery couldn't have happened at a better time for me. I've already been looking at her work intently over the last few months so the opportunity to see it in person is an excellent opportunity. While...

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Packaging

Packaging

If you were in any doubt who specific toys were targeted to, take a look at the packaging.            Let's look at statistics of engineers relatively recently in the US (since there’s a few meccano boxes specifically for engineering). Women account for 47% of the...

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Plastic fantastic

Plastic fantastic

The first plastic was developed in 1869. It was called celluloid and one of its first uses was to produce a white billiard ball (to replace ivory). Bakelite shortly followed. Oil was cheap, and the toy industry was gradually taken over. It was also very flammable. It...

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One more grid

One more grid

One of the sessions during Roseanne Bartley’s workshop at the beginning of the year was based on the idea of using a list of verbs as the basis for working with one of the materials we had brought.  Having a list of words (materials, colours, times, actions) as the...

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A walk can be a necklace…

A walk can be a necklace…

I once read an interview with a (Scandinavian?) jeweller who said "a walk can be a necklace". They referred to the boost of getting into nature for body, mind and spirit; like jewellery, but worn on the inside. Later, I drove myself crazy trying to trace the article,...

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Mahi mahia – doing the work

Mahi mahia – doing the work

The processes of creating are different each time I tackle a project.  They can often start the same..materials being often a starting point.  With the Coda pieces, it makes life a bit easier? different at least to be able to have a conversation and dialogue with...

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Beget

Beget

For CODA I've been exploring ideas around genealogy, genetics and family trees. What kinship do my pieces share with the three original works they are responding to? How many branches of the family tree separate them and what are the different lineages that connect...

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Melting Moments

Melting Moments

While developing the work in response to the artist chosen by CODA Museum I got a little sidetracked... or not? The work will be around the contemporary interpretation/ response therefore current political and environmental issues made their way into the developing...

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I’ve been thinking….

I’ve been thinking….

Susan Collis, When We Loved, 2017 Thinking about space as led me to look at some artists who make interesting use of space.  Susan Collis’s exhibition When we loved you best of all, 2017 doesn’t look like an exhibition.  The room appears vacant except for some odd...

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Indulgence with Question Marks

Indulgence with Question Marks

Dorothea Prühl 'Tiere'  1999 What makes this work so appealing to me? Even looking at Dorothea’s work again and again it doesn’t lose its attractiveness. What causes the appeal and therefore the connection? Those were the questions that kept coming up engaging with...

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The trinity of artists – CODA

The trinity of artists – CODA

The works I've been given to respond to are made by a trinity of artists I've long admired. It's a daunting prospect, but an invigorating one. It'd be daunting enough to respond to each artists' work in isolation, but to respond to them in concert with each other is...

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Te Uru – Diaspora

Te Uru – Diaspora

Title: Diaspora I intend to make a series of work 3-5 pieces with a sound component.  I will be researching the theme and concept of diaspora it is used in a contemporary context to describe indigenous/native people who live away from their homeland for one reason or...

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Nga ahua – shapes

Nga ahua – shapes

When I choose the pieces from the coda collection the most prominent attraction for me was the shapes of the main pendants and then the materials they were made from. Therefore I began to explore the shapes the round convex matte object of Ruudt Peters, how would this...

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making actions (in three parts)

making actions (in three parts)

making actions (in three parts)...... which will overlap I'm sure. part one - currently thinking of Onno's joined works; repair, adjust, improve, reconstruct, replace, mend, reform, substitute. I often start in object samples that work their way into jewellery form...

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CERAMIC EXPLORATIONS

CERAMIC EXPLORATIONS

One thing that all three pieces selected by coda have in common is that they are 3d printed or contain a printed element so 3d printing and the digital path is also the way I will go.The Dunedin School of Art where I work has recently purchased a massive ceramic 3d...

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Totem – Te Uru

Totem – Te Uru

I've been working on the idea of creating a series of modern "totems". This raises the question of cultural appropriation for me. While I won't be using motifs from any culture apart from my own, even the term "totem" sits uncomfortably with me. The issue is that I...

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Dissection/CODA

Dissection/CODA

I am searching for a truth to my materials. How do the materials make me do what I do to them; how does process dictate form? Currently, I have been making notes as I work with the intention of understanding what makes me do to a material, what I do. Dissection is an...

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Backtrack/Te Uru

Backtrack/Te Uru

My understanding of the term ‘Actants’ comes mostly from Bruno Latour’s, Technology is Society Made Durable,  where his initial engagement with the reader describes a  scenario of  European hotels displaying notices to remind patrons to return their room keys on...

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Coda

Coda

Balance , colour and particularly the joins have interested me in each of the three artist selected from Coda. I mentioned I wanted to find out what that extra something each artist adds to there work. Paul Adie inspired me to look closely at joins. I have become very...

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Te uru

Te uru

Further research into bling bling- turning it on its head. reflect, detracts, mirror where do I identify -more or less . With low brow bling or high brow. Or can you have both? im also interested in using bling as a onomatopoeia . How can I make a piece for the body...

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Another grid

Another grid

  In my spare time (lunch is over-rated) I made a necklace that responds to the Google translation of the Dutch that described one of Lam de Wolf’s necklaces. I put the description of my necklace through the translator: Ketting gemaakt van stof bedekt trouw met...

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Making a start

Making a start

THE YEAR THAT IS HS5: Handshake5 comprises a masterclass with Roseanne Bartley and a series of coaching sessions with Roseanne, Vernon Bowden, James Anderson and Sian van Dyk, all to support the making of work for two exhibitions occurring later this year. The first,...

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First Steps: Te Uru visit

First Steps: Te Uru visit

For Te Uru Waitakere we're each to make work that responds to the gallery itself.  I visited the building to scope out the spaces where we might be showing. The gallery is emphatically NOT a white cube. Behind the copper frontage are mezzanines, voids and vistas (both...

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First Steps: CODA pairings

First Steps: CODA pairings

For CODA we're each to make a body of work that dialogues with three pieces in the museum collection. My conversation partners are two very different artists; Lam de Wolf (who creates process-based works, often interactive projects) and Reka Fekete (a maker of...

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Mind the gap

Mind the gap

The starting point of the work I am going to make for Te Uru is Billy Apple's The Cut Away. To quote from Te Uru's website, 'This is part of an ongoing series, started in the 1970s, in which Apple has critiqued the ways that exhibition spaces function. In doing so, he...

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Pendent opera interrupta

Pendent opera interrupta

A month ago I started a new job. For four weeks I have been in full-time training which has meant that any progress on my Handshake work has been unwillingly short-changed. For four weeks I have been coming home during the week and slumping on the sofa. staring...

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Strangling space

Strangling space

When a collection of works is in response to a gallery space the volume and shape of the space can (potentially) over-ride/rule the works, if we let it. What if we "strangled the space" and bent it to our will rather than being beholden to it? The space becomes no...

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“Zig-Zag”

“Zig-Zag”

My personality is one that thrives on order. While not a precise person by nature I do like things to be "tidy". There's something about a zig-zag that fits perfectly with my desire for order and my inability to subscribe to strict precision. Terhi Tolvanen has...

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Unicum

Unicum

I love words and I love discovering words that describe concepts concisely and precisely. When I saw the word "Unicum" on the sheet next to the Jantje Fleischhut work I'll be responding to from the CODA Museum collection I was excited. UNICUM: "A unique example or...

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

A new year and a new handshake project to go with it 🙂 I really pleased to have been selected to participate in Handshake5. The project is only one year long this time but I'm sure that won't make the experience any less intensive The works from the CODA collection I...

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The Art of Finding

The Art of Finding

When I was faced with the pleasure to choose 3 artists out of the amazing collection of the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn it brought up many questions? Why are those particular artists and their work bring something to life and inspire? What makes an artwork speak to you?...

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Te Uru

Te Uru

Within my practice a particular word stands out for me at this moment.         Bling referring to the sound effect of tinkling bells sound of light hitting something shiny especially valuables to sound like a diamond ring acknowledge its use for tv cartoon - to hip...

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CODA

CODA

My intent with these 3 artists is to question my own practice with a few of each artists highlights. Lucy - the ritual of her objects giving greater strength. Paul - his rugged strong and questioning approach to making. Ruddt - expressing his experiences on journeys...

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So juicy!

So juicy!

I’m feeling beyond lucky to be starting my third Handshake experience. HS1 (Prentice and Prodigy) emboldened me to develop work that honours my real-life preoccupations. HS3 (Concept and Conception) had me bouncing around the far fringes of expanded jewellery...

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Space

Space

Looking at Te Uru – the architectural space and the brief to respond to that in some way.  A starting point has been to look at a couple of different artists – Mel Bochner a conceptual artist who from the 1960’s developed a number of formats for making work one of...

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Much ADO about…

Much ADO about…

I am paired with the ADO collection and contemporary jeweller Lucy Sarneel. The ADO collection is an historical collection of wooden toys designed by Ko Verzuu from mid-1920 to early 1960s. The toys have clean lines and are brightly coloured, inspired by the De Stijl...

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Timata

Timata

Timata..begin Ko te whiringa..the choosing Matte black circle curved bezeled convex symmetrical contrasting. Object. I never took notice of the artists but the appearance of the items i choose from Coda. The object pleases my order and i feel when i look at it a need...

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Conversation starter

Conversation starter

In Onno Boekhoudts work, there is a freedom and sense of immediacy, a glimpse into the process of a maker. His work seamlessly bridges and defies definition between jewellery, object and material, drawing the viewer in for further consideration. The pieces selected...

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Springboard

Springboard

I've been carefully reviewing the works that I have been given to respond to; making notes, playing with materials and researching the artists work. I’ve received three artists' works: one from Evert Nijland, Tehri Tolvanen, and Jantje Fleishut. These artists all use...

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Here we go again

Here we go again

  February 10th, 2019 Acting out the idea of the fabric brush   The HandShake 5 cohort gathered in Wellington and were treated to an interesting and stimulating Workshop conducted by Roseanne Bartley.  The first of the two exhibitions we will participate in...

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Dialogue and Response

Dialogue and Response

Handshake 5 kicked off with an intense four day workshop run by Roseanne Bartley at Te Auaha.  I'm still processing that workshop so am not able to fully analyse its impact on my practice. Suffice to say, it was enjoyable, invigorating, convivial and thought...

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introducing  handshake 5

introducing handshake 5

The newly-formed HANDSHAKE 5 group came together for JEWELcamp at Te Auaha (Wellington) with the briefing of the two unique exhibition projects that occurs later this year. Roseanne Bartley workshopped in her masterclass creative ways of approaching the...

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HANDSHAKE 5 consists of 12 artists from the previous HANDSHAKE Projects selected by the CODA team.  

This one-year programme focusses primarily on DIALOGUES and RESPONSES.

The first of the two exhibition tasks is to go in dialogue with selected artworks from CODA museum jewellery collection (Apeldoorn, the Netherlands).

The second task is to respond to the selected spaces at TE URU museum (Auckland, New Zealand).

Both projects inspire differently and require experimentation and focus. Throughout the year each artist is supported by a coaching team: Roseanne Bartley (online coach), Sian van Dyk (studio visit coach),  Vernon Bowden with James Anderson (technical support team coach). At the end of each month, the HANDSHAKERS report back on their progress.  See below how that process develops over time. 

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