MAGPIE: New Adventures in Jewellery opened last weekend as apart of the Taupo Erupt festival. I may be a bit biased, but I thought that the show looked fabulous. The tiding, charm, gulp, flock, murder of jewellers descended on Taupo for a weekend of talks. Lisa Walker spoke on Saturday and Pauline Bern/Tim Walker on Sunday. It was a lovely event.
I led two public workshops on Saturday and Sunday that involved a walk around town linking concepts in traditional jewellery to works in the show via the magpie rhyme. The particpants magpied up lovely treasures that we then made into pendants. More pictures to come shortly.
If you are in Taupo in May, then you won’t want to miss the opening of the Magpie show at
the Taupo Museum. You could also join me for a jewellery walk of the town at noon on May 8th and 9th.
Magpie New Adventures in Jewellery workshop kicks off by walking to 9 different sites around Taupo linked to the ‘Magpie’ rhyme. At each site there will be talks about traditional and contemporary jewellery, and a collection of materials and objects to take back to the Museum. There you will learn on both days how to make cord and transform your findings into jewellery.
The Sunday session will be more informal so bring your items from home and transform into your view of Taupo.