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 the 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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ukaipo

ukaipo

  Title: Ukaipo - mother, source of sustenance, origin, real home Explored through beach finds shell and wood, my new home is explored and captured through pieces of daily activity and finding place.  Tangaroa and Hinemoana echo and reassure providing treasures...

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Activate/Te Uru

Activate/Te Uru

Te Uru is a space that activates movement and viewing through its design, leading you through spaces, up stairwells and looking out of windows. Working with this space, ‘Activate’ is a series of 9 brooches that are made from the construction plywood that supports...

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Ancient materials

Ancient materials

There is sand on the floor, Sand in my hair, Under my finger-nails, Sand everywhere. Following the making of my pieces for Te Uru Contemporary Gallery, I'm still cleaning up sand from my studio. I suspect I will be for some time. Made through the erosion of rock...

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BELONGING&S E P A R A T E N E S S…

BELONGING&S E P A R A T E N E S S…

In my final work as part of Handshake 5  at Te Uru Contemporary Gallery (Auckland), it feels appropriate that I refer to: belonging and s e p a r a t e n e s s. Handshake has offered me the opportunity to be part of something *much* bigger than myself. I've been...

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HANDSHAKE 5: Critical Writing Workshop

HANDSHAKE 5: Critical Writing Workshop

Sunday December 8, 10am-3pm | $70 - bookings essential Join visiting artist-jeweller and writer Roseanne Bartley for an immersive and interactive critical writing workshop at TE URU, Auckland for artists, curators, and writers interested in developing a performative...

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HANDSHAKE 5: Artists’ Walk and Talk

HANDSHAKE 5: Artists’ Walk and Talk

Saturday December 7, 3pm at TE URU, Auckland Artists from the HANDSHAKE 5: in site exhibition introduce their work ahead of the 4pm exhibition opening. This is a unique opportunity to hear from contemporary jewellers from across Aotearoa, who have come to Te Uru for...

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Te Uru

Te Uru

When looking at creating work for the Te Uru space I researched the meaning of "Uru". According to https://maoridictionary.co.nz/ the meaning of "Uru" is as follows: "uru 1. (verb) (-a,-hina) to enter, go in. [...] 2. (verb) (-a,-hina) to enlist, enrol, join, be...

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  H A N D S H A K E  5 – in dialogue with CODA collection   CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands - 14 October 2019 until 19 January 2020     Selected HS artists & practices are matched with works from the CODA’s object collection. These selected HS5...

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“HANDSHAKE 5 – in dialogue with CODA collection”, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands 14 October 2019 until 19 January 2020Selected HS artists & practices are matched with works from the CODA’s object collection. These selected HS5 artists produced a series of...

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image: Sarah ReadHANDSHAKE 5 - in dialogue with the CODA collection13 October, 2019 – 12 January, 2020, CODA museum| Vosselmanstraat 299| 7311 CL  Apeldoorn, the Netherlandsread moresee Klimt02 for images and description EXHIBITION images  ...

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Sand

Sand

I've been spending an increasing number of hours with sand and all of the pieces I've made for the work for the Te Uru space reflect this. It's incredible how each beach has a different look and feel in both the landscape and the sand. From sand that's almost white,...

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Backwards and forwards

Backwards and forwards

With the CODA work packed up and now (I guess) on the way to Apeldoorn it seems like a good time to look back on this part of the HandShake project. All the 'bracelets' packed in their cotton bags I’ve had a lot of fun investigating ideas that came up in response to...

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Bringing the outside in

Bringing the outside in

When making work in response to the Te Uru space I thought about the bringing of the outside, in. I looked at the gallery rooms and saw that from one of the spaces there's a window from which you have a view of trees and the sea. It was this that informed my material...

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Worth

Worth

Value, importance, worthiness, usefulness, meaningfulness, significance, stature, measurement, control. How you are perceived by others and how you perceive yourself. How an object is perceived by its maker, its seller, its buyer and its audience. Emperor’s New...

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Stendhal Syndrome

Stendhal Syndrome

I have a fascination for psychological terminology- this has most recently been seen in my enthusiasm in response to the Placebo and Nocebo Effects, which I've based two bodies of work on. When I heard of the classification of Stendhal Syndrome I was excited. Stendhal...

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Autobiographical/CODA

Autobiographical/CODA

Recently, the book Public and Private Worlds: Women in Contemporary New Zealand[1] crossed my path as I scanned through an op shop in Thames. In chapter 5, Women and Art, Anne Kirker speaks of some significant NZ woman artists that have paved the way for coming...

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Coda

Coda

Welding in the garage, my studio is normally in my house, so great to change the scenery. It adds an organic feel to my environment- especially all the petrol smells and machinery. Once Ive managed to weld the steel to a shape I’m happy with its time to bling it up. I...

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An artistic life on Rack 213

An artistic life on Rack 213

As previously mentioned, CODA houses the full collection of Onno Boekhoudt's artistic legacy; his work, experiments and the many many objects he collected, including the bench pins/pegs pictured below. Onno's work and collections from the CODA archive, page.79 Onno...

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Shadow

Shadow

When I saw the Eva Rothschild exhibition at Wellington City Gallery I was as drawn to the shadows cast by the works as much as I was drawn to the works themselves. Both were remarkable. I'm wanting to play with shadow in my work for the Te Uru show. The title of my...

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Taura – stringing up

Taura – stringing up

Turning an object into a pendant, into something wearable comes with 'stringing up' a bit of rope or string or something more interesting. Deciding on what I was going to use to turn these objects into pendants was my last part of the puzzle and challenge.  Length,...

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Kōrerorero

Kōrerorero

There are so many times in making when talking through your work helps to clarify/solidify your thought processes- provided you're talking with the right person. I had my kōrerorero with Sian van Dyke from the Dowse Art Museum and it offered just that. In explaining...

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Code for CODA

Code for CODA

Looking at the use of knitting in relation to war has revealed some other really interesting connections.  I have to thank my son for the first discovery – he was listening to a history podcast in the background and caught the words knitting and espionage.  Strange...

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Playing with holes

Playing with holes

In a 1937 interview with Henry Moore, who famously made holes a feature of his sculpture, he said: The hole connects one side to the other, making it immediately more three-dimensional. A hole can itself have as much shape-meaning as a solid mass. Sculpture in air is...

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Moving from plans to action

Moving from plans to action

In the context of jewellery, Onno believed the hole was the essence. "The hole is the inside of the piece, it touches the body, is intimate and personal - and that, according to Boekhoudt, was what it was all about, although with jewellery it is, in fact, always from...

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Leftovers/CODA

Leftovers/CODA

My work does not leave me; it travels alongside me in whatever else I am doing in my life. Recently, while retreating on the Coromandal and working on a selection of ‘multiples’ for Coda, I was reminded of one of my notes, that my making process is not about...

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Tata nei – getting closer

The many decisions that go through the making...adding and subtracting...where to finish when to stop and will there be an ending, a completion. Titles and names  have been given, they relate to the process through making and contemplation.  This piece 'Ki a wai?' to...

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Kainga-Home

Kainga-Home

Kainga -Home Home: tastes, smells, sounds and sensations, we carry these as we travel as we move from place to place. I have been looking at sound, soundscapes, mix tapes, layers of sound, beats, lyrics.  Songs, waiata that transport us through time and space, that...

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Knitting

Knitting

Social history has provided me with a rich source of ideas and material for making work.  The rapid changes in the way we live our lives are a part of human progress, but the speed with which we embrace changing fashions and technologies sometimes comes at the cost of...

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The Virtual Craftsman

The Virtual Craftsman

All three of the pieces I am to respond to would have had to have been designed/modeled in CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. I have taught myself how to use a couple of pieces of software via online tutorials on youtube etc.. It can be a real challenge using the...

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Painting

Painting

Artists using order and repetition often create works that result in large arrangements that can seem obsessive and even claustrophobic.  Lam de Wolf use of splashes of paint and the fraying of torn fabric offer the opportunity for disorder to invade the rigidity of...

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Te Uru

Te Uru

Image- car with stickers. someone who loves bling ’New ! Bigger and shinier than ever’  there’s so many teasers to entice the love of bling. Colour, shape, size, all require lots of play. Sound, hierarchy, size, consumerism, flashy, gaudy it just keeps on giving. I...

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Coda

Coda

Marquette - brass, spray paint, hot glue This is me having an easy play for an outcome that I would like to do using mild steel and wire by wielding. I’ve got to say there’s something in using a hot glue gun!! Essence is something I have found in all three of my...

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The True Nature/CODA

The True Nature/CODA

Chip off the ol’ Block Chippy Prone to error Fallible These are some of my most recent notes taken as I work, thoughts inspired by my making, a select few that resonate with me more than others. At the earlier stages of this investigation of process, Roseanne Bartley...

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The ‘Poly’ Petting Zoo

The ‘Poly’ Petting Zoo

The 'Poly' Petting Zoo While developing work for the exhibitions at CODA, Appledorn and TeUru, Auckland I got drawn into the multitudinousness world of plastics. A topic as complex as the abundance of different plastics in our daily lives and also one of the major...

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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 excellent. While the above work,...

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