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. 

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...

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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 making...

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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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