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 practice.

And now HS5. Dialogue and Response: right up my street! We’ve two choice shows lined up towards the end of the year:

  • Oct 2019 at CODA museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands – we are in dialogue with works in the museum collection
  • Dec 2019 at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, NZ – we respond to the exhibition space

We kicked off in style in a Wellington masterclass with Roseanne Bartley – a three-day intensive where we explored the effects of things, as well as nutting out how we might navigate the logistics of working towards the two shows.

It takes time to process masterclass activities, but for now I’m sparked by the portmanteau words Roseanne has coined to encourage dynamic ways of developing work, particularly:

  • Facilimaking: making through facilitation
  • Co-elaboration: the elaboration of collaboration



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