November 13th - 25th 2006
Fingers Annual Group Show
October 23 - November 11 2006
August 21st - September 2nd 2006
Renee Bevan, Sandra Bushby, Octavia Cook and Peter Deckers
July 24th - August 5th 2006
'20 years of Unitec Jewellery Design'
works by leading graduates
June 26th - July 8th 2006
works by expatriot New Zealand Jewellers
June 12th - 24th 2006
'Jewellery for the Real World'
1. Objects you might see today
Those that might have belonged to someone else; one that can be used to open bottles; those pierced by vent holes; those that are unfamiliar; one that looks like it has been dropped; those full of clues; ones that might be described as facetious; cheerful chubby ones; those featuring facets; those that were loved and well used.
Jonathan Hopcroft 2006
April 10th - 29th 2006
"Metrosideros robusta is the latin name for the Northern rata.
I see parallels in my approach to jewellery and the growth of the rata tree. These trees start life as an epiphyte in the branches of another tree. As it grows the epiphyte rata sends roots down to the ground. It eventually replaces the host tree when it dies.
More than ten years ago I began using conventional jewellery pieces as a grounding material in my work. Like the epiphyte rata I added my attachment in gold or silver, nestling in or on a ring and also growing over entire pieces of jewellery.
Most of my recent rings do not include any ready-made pieces, they are entirely replaced by my own creations."
Karl Fritsch, 2006
Karl Fritsch, winner of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2006
studied at the Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim and at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich.
March 27th - April 8th 2006
'Never A Rose Like You'
"Continuing my interest in the memento mori, the role of the gift, and the fake, this series explores
the rose and its longstanding history as a marker of occasion, celebration and remembrance
within jewellery adornment."
Renee Bevan, 2006