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. 

 

NEWS & BLOG:

  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...

read more

“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...

read more

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  ...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Artistic reinvention- CODA

Artistic reinvention- CODA

One of the things that I love about making is trying new things. New materials. New forms. New techniques. New colour palettes. Frank Stella is an artist whose work and career one can't help but admire. With a practice spanning over half a century, his work...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest