November 16th - 28th 2009
Fingers Annual Group Show
LINKS TO CATALOGUE PAGES
PAGE 1 ; Brian Adam Ruth Baird Penelope Barnhill Ben Beattie Rainer Beneke Zoya Beri
PAGE 2 ; Pauline Bern Kobi Bosshard Joanna Campbell Chris Charteris Jacqui Chan
PAGE 3 ; Barry Clarke Octavia Cook Ann Culy Mary Curtis Peter Deckers Gillian Deery
PAGE 4 ; Jane Dodd John Edgar Warwick Edgington Marie Erl Sharon Fitness
PAGE 5 ; Warwick Freeman Karl Fritsch Kath Inglis Lynn Kelly Craig McIntosh
PAGE 6 ; Ross Malcolm Tatjana Panyoczki Tania Patterson Alan Preston
PAGE 7 ; Elfi Spiewack Mia Straka Ann Visser Cox Jasmine Watson Areta Wilkinson
October 19th - 31st 2009
"The works in this series take their inspiration from some of the largest structures in our self-made environment. I have used low tech methods and simple modular parts to build up geometric structures that remain aesthetically fragile - haphazard intervals of prism shapes along a chain, oxidised silver wire configurations referencing building plans pulled into 3D, and model-making match sticks that play at construction." Kate Barton 2009
13th - 25th July 2009
2009 Graduating Students Award
Established in 2008, this annual award is given to outstanding final year visual arts students specialising in Contemporary Jewellery. This year the work of 2008 graduates Anne Baynham, Manukau School of Visual Arts, and Gillian Deery, Unitec, are featured.
'The troubles of leaving the nest/flying the coop'
"This has been a tough year for jewellery and I. Our partnership has been rigorously tested since leaving the comfortable and sheltered confines of University. Like a young bird leaving the nest for the first time, I have struggled to find my ' wings' and learn to work independently. This series of work is a narrative of this struggle and follows on from my graduate work."
Anne Baynhan 2009
'Find. Trace. Regenerate'
"Find, trace, regenerate describes my performative process of making. All events of the making are archived in the resulting jewellery piece.
Tracing found objects and images onto a metal plane to reconstruct and fabricate into jewellery structures, new narrative constructs are physically created."
Gillian Deery 2009
18th - 30th May 2009
"I collect fragments of materials to manipulate into rings and neckpieces;
we glean information from the jewellery a person chooses to wear."
20th April - 2nd May 2009
'Jacqui Chan's Exotic Blend'
"Decorative Tea tins speak of rich histories of trade in commodity, culture and visual arts between Orient and Occident. Pierced, folded and reconstructed, these brooches pay tribute to cultural exchange in the age of the Asian supermarket and the $2 shop."
9th March - 4th April 2009
'Pitt Street Methodist Church'
"These Breastplate Pendant sets are from the window of the Pitt Street Methodist Church in Auckland"
23rd Feb - 7th March 2009
New Jewellery by Mia Straka
2nd - 14th Feb 2009
'bone, hearth and fire'