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Review by Helen Wyatt

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...

Hall of Mirrors: on journeying, viewing, and the critical legacy of encounters.

by Lieta Marziali  An essay about the exhibition Te Ao Hurihuri /Ever-Changing Worlda collaboration between Dialogue Collective and Handshake Project, The Crypt Gallery, London, 23-27 October 2018. Read it on KLIMT02

Three OCTOBER exhibitions

exhibitions:                                 JEWELdisplayJEWEL at Pataka, Porirua till 14 October MORE POLARITY at Corbans, Auckland till 21 October MORE Te Ao Hurihuri – Ever Changing World at the Crypt, London 23-27 Oct MORE

Te Ao Hurihuri : Ever Changing World

  ~Journeys through jewellery from New Zealand and the UK~   CLICK here for imagesCLICK here for Lieta Marziali essayThe Crypt galleryDukes Road Entrance off Euston Road, London NW1 2BA.23 – 27 October 2018   12:00 – 19:00.Opening Event Tuesday...

JEWEL-display-JEWEL

Pātaka Art + Museum, Toi Gallery, Porirua, 14 September– 14 October 2018 ARTISTS: Nik Hanton, Katie Pascoe, Kylie Sinkovich, Kim Whalen, Sharon Fitness, Renee Bevan, Jennifer Laracy, Kristin d’Agostino, Judy Darragh, Vanessa Arthur, Lisa Higgins, Jessica Winchcombe,...

Polarity at Corbans Art Centre

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

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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January 2019

Everyone Says Hello
Contemporary art jewellery at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
10 January – 24 February 2019
 

Press images here

For the first time in its history, the gallery Kunstnerforbundet devotes its entire premises to international art jewellery. The exhibition Everyone Says Hello consists of works by 20 artists from across the world, who explore diverse approaches and current actualities through jewellery. The exhibition presents works that manifest the contributing artists’ different geographical, cultural and political positions, but also links them together. Everyone Says Hello both addresses and problematizes the society in which we live, through themes ranging from equal rights, the use of resources and climate-related challenges, to works that turn our gaze inwards by asking questions concerning spirituality, identity and gender.

Helene Duckert’s installations offer a visual archive of cultural highs and lows in which discarded objects and remnant materials collected from the city’s dustbins and garbage containers become a personal comment on contemporary living. With an interest in anthropology, the Stockholm-based artists Beatrice Brovia and Nicolas Cheng delve into new technology and the material culture surrounding gold as a resource. Through works made of pounamu (jade from New Zealand), Neke Moa takes issue with the Maori people’s struggle to preserve their identity – their history, language and culture. Matt Lambert’s and Máret Ánne Sara’s intersectional collaboration as a queer and indigenous maker will show a new series in porcelain made with ground reindeer bone as part of the Sami artist’s project in direct support of the reindeer herder Jovsset Ánte Sara’s battle against the Norwegian government. The series juxtaposes the story of the Norwegian state’s colonization of Sápmi with the story of Sami history and traditions. With Nobel Bow, a piece of jewellery in the form of a rosette-like phallic tie hybrid, Swedish artist Auli Laitinen refers to the #MeToo movement, Sara Danius and the crisis in the Swedish Academy. British/Hungarian Veronika Fabian, with her large metal-chain necklaces, draws connections between women’s self-identity, popular culture and mass media, exploring how identity develops against a background of economic and cultural conditions.

Contemporary craft is often described as a genre of art with a close relation to everyday life. The materials at the heart of the craft field – ceramics, textiles, wood and so forth – are part of the functional and decorative objects we surround ourselves with. Jewellery is often part of this ordinary system of value – as costly and beautiful objects with exclusive connotations. In Everyone Says Hello, artists who challenge this system present jewellery that tell stories about cultural identity, challenges to the climate, political activism and gender-related politics. Together, their stories create a sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing portrait of everyday life and the times in which we live.

Everyone Says Hello is produced through collaboration between Kunstnerforbundet and Norwegian Crafts. In the words of Norwegian Crafts’ director Hege Henriksen: ‘To bring international perspectives and artists to Norway is an important part of our effort to internationalize crafts in Norway. Despite being a small field within contemporary crafts, art jewellery has many arenas and exhibition venues internationally. With this exhibition, we want to stimulate the audience and convey something about what art jewellery can be today.’ Everyone Says Hello will fill all of Kunstnerforbundet’s gallery spaces and marks the start of the centennial for ‘Overlyssalen’, perhaps Norway’s most beautiful gallery space.

Benedikt Fischer (NL), Neke Moa (NZ), Reinhold Ziegler (NO), Helene Duckert (NO), Máret Ánne Sara (NO) og Matt Lambert (US), Ahmed Umar (NO/SD), Beatrice Brovia (SE/IT) og Nicolas Cheng (SE/HK), Camilla Luihn (NO), Katie Kameen (US), Nanna Melland (NO), Jorge Manilla (MX/BE), Lisa Walker (NZ), Dana Hakim (IL), Heidi Sand (NO), Veronika Fabian (HU/UK), Auli Laitinen (SE), Darja Popolitova (EE) og Sigurd Bronger (NO).

Curated by Lars Sture

Contact:
Lars Sture
Norwegian Crafts

ls@norwegiancrafts.no

M: +47 959 77 083

Kjersti Solbakken
Kunstnerforbundet

kjersti@kunstnerforbundet.no

M: +47 916 03 932

Kunstnerforbundet
kunstnerforbundet.no/kunstnerforbundet

@kunstnerforbundet

Norwegian Crafts
norwegiancrafts.no/about

@norwegiancrafts

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June 2018

Vivienne Atkinson Vivien Atkinson

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 chapter from his book: “Contemporary jewellery in context – a Handshake 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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2016

SPANpoints, HS3 catalogue (Platina exhibition, Stockholm)

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2016

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

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2016

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

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2016

The curated HS exhibition at Munch jewellery week 2016

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2016

Reflections on Munich by Renee Bevan

Reflections from Munich…

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2015

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

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2015

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

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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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2014

HS2 at JEMposium conference (Mark Amery article)

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2014

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

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2014

HANDSHAKE book publication: 12 contemporary jewellers connect with their hero

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2014

Handcrafted heaven, interview with Neke Moa

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2014

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

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2013

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

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2013

HANDSHAKE 1 at Objectspace: collaboration exhibition catalogue with artist statements

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2013

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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