I have purposely tried to hold onto one idea/body of work through these three shows, which I am finding hard. I get antsy quickly and am ready for a new phase. But it has been a good exercise, I have had some important failures that are leading to the next step.
Round 3 of HandShake opened at Masterworks Gallery on Wednesday night. It is intersting to see how people’s projects have moved and evolved.
Now Showing at Masterworks from 1 – 18 December
Handshake is the brainchild of contemporary jeweller Peter Deckers who, at the beginning of 2011, brought together 12 graduate jewellers with the artists that most inspire them for an innovative mentorship program. The 12 ‘apprentices’ teamed up with their jeweller icons, exchanging images and ideas through the Handshake website. The collaboration has resulted in a series of local and internationally based exhibitions, this being the first to come to Auckland. Visitors will experience excitingly fresh and provocative new work by Debbie Adamson, Becky Bliss, Nadene Carr, Kristin D’Agostino, Gillian Deery, Sharon Fitness, Sam Kelly, Jhana Millers, Neke Moa, Lynsay Raine, Sarah Read, and Jessica Winchcombe.