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Pātaka Art + Museum, Toi Gallery, Porirua, 14 September– 14 October 2018 opening: Thursday 13 September, 5.30pm ARTISTS: Nik Hanton, Katie Pascoe, Kylie Sinkovich, Kim Whalen, Sharon Fitness, Renee Bevan, Jennifer Laracy, Kristin d’Agostino, Judy Darragh, Vanessa...

Polarity at Corbans Art Centre

7 September - 21 October 2018 HANDSHAKE 4 last public exhibition READ...

Handshake 4 – PROCESS

Process at Toi Pōneke Gallery brings together original works by the twelve HS4 jewellers who are currently half-way through their two-year mentorship programme. A unique exhibition design by artist Gabby O'Connor extends the idea of process by including works in...

Observations on the contemporary object

30 November 2017 posted on The Big Idea - Mark Amery writes about current issues and exhibitions around New Zealand. The following text explores 'craft' as a verb: Welcome to the fine contemporary object. It’s a little bit punk - revelling in making unexpected...
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June 2018

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NZ jewellery artists remind us to play with complexity while pushing the boundaries of the worn object every which way.

New Zealand jewellery artists continue to produce work that is intellectually strong, materially curious and playful. In April, Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney, once again facilitated a significant number of these artists in the 2018 Australian show of the HANDSHAKE Project – SUPER POSITIONS……. article by Helen Wyatt (for Garland, Sydney )

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May 2018

Isolation and Global Sameness. About Critique. Interview with Peter Deckers

Isolation and Global Sameness. About Critique. Interview with Peter Deckers

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March 2018

IWA: New Zealand Makers at the International Handwerksmesse, Munich is an exhibition of nine perspectives in contemporary jewellery spanning four decades of practice in New Zealand, curated by Peter Deckers

Review by Kim Paton, from Objectspace

Review by Carolin Denton, from Klimt 02

IWA: NZ Makers, catalogue

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February 2018

Show it ALL by Peter Deckers

Show it ALL by Peter Deckers (about exhibition, a chaptor from his book: “Contemporary jewellery in context – a Handsahake blueprint”)

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30 November 2017

Mark Amery explores craft as a verb

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sepetmber 2017

‘jewellery activist’ Peter Deckers (Handshake) talks on creating artist support networks beyond institutions, mentoring, current arts sector fatigue around PR and fundraising and seeding artist-run collectives rather than becoming big bodies

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Agust 2017

 

RADIANT PAVILION, MELBOURNE 2017 with many exhibitions. Here is a selection with current and past Handshakers

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HS jewellery project, DOWSE

HANDSHAKE 3 final exhibition at the Dowse Art Museum,

05 August –  03 December 2017

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Philip Clarke writes how……..

Our contemporary jewellery artists shine at Schmuck 2017

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Peter Deckers interview for Te Auaha, the new school for Creative Arts in Wellington, NZ

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Waituhi 2017 Matariki

Wellington City Council Arts & Event’s  team selected Māori artist KERI-MEI ZAGROBELNA ‘s (HS4 mentee) flag design series as the winning entrée for Matariki Festival 2017 on display at Frank Kitts Park, Wellington.

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SPANpoints, HS3 catalogue (Platina exhibition, Stockholm)

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Interview with HS founder Peter Deckers: https://artjewelryforum.org/peter-deckers

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Same-Time-Different-Place, HS3 collaboration with London-based Dialogue Collective

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The curated HS exhibition at Munch jewellery week 2016

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Jewellers’ international handshake (Vanessa Arthur radio interview) Originally aired on Standing Room Only, Sunday 13 September 2015

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2014 – September Radio New Zealand Standing Room Only interview discussing Handshake2, featuring Amelia Pascoe, Peter Deckers and Ruudt Peters. Listen to the podcast here

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HS2 at JEMposium conference (Mark Amery article)

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listen to RNZ interview with mentor Lisa Walker and mentee Sharon Fitness

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HANDSHAKE book publication: 12 contemporary jewellers connect with their hero

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HANDSHAKE 1 at Objectspace: collaboration exhibition catalogue with artist statements

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Peter Deckers (keynote speaker) for the Brisbane JMGA 2013 conference Participation + Exchange: read Participation and Exchange: interactive PARTNERS

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Mentor David Neale from Melbourne in Australia, and to Hastings jeweller Vanessa Arthur talk about their collaboration. Listen to the interview

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Jewellery across the miles, interviews with Amelia Pascoe and Kelly McDonald

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Hear mentor Ruudt Peters and mentee Amelia Pascoe talking about their collaboration

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Handcrafted heaven, interview with Neke Moa

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