November 7th - 19th 2010
Fingers Annual Group Show
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PAGE 1 Brian Adam, Fran Allison, Penelope Barnhill, Kate Barton
PAGE 2 Ben Beattie, Rainer Beneke, Renee Bevan, Jennifer Braithwaite
PAGE 3 Joanna Campbell, Nadene Carr, Jacqui Chan, Chris Charteris
PAGE 4 Ann Culy, Mary Curtis, Peter Deckers, Gillian Deery
PAGE 5 Jane Dodd, John Edgar, Sharon Fitness, Karl Fritsch
PAGE 6 Kath Inglis, Lynn Kelly, Ross Malcolm, Craig McIntosh
PAGE 7 Shelley Norton, Alan Preston, Elfi Spiewack, Mia Straka
PAGE 8 Kristin Toller, Lisa Walker, Anna Ward, Jasmine Watson
October 4th - 15th 2010
"This body of work continues my exploration of the idea of jewellery as a memento. These mementos are fleeting moments. The snapped end of a plastic spoon dropped on a pavement, a broken lighter washed up on the beach, other unidentifiable knobs and lumps and shards of plastic or glass.
Nothing is irreplaceable.
'Things' are seductive when new. Glossy, sharp edged, crisp. When they are old we tend to buy new things rather than considering repair.
We throw out the old 'things' with little thought for where they might end up.
An object such as a plastic cigarette lighter usually has no sentiment attached to it.
A smoker will use that lighter every day, more than once a day. The lighter will always be on hand, an intimate part of the paraphernalia of that now unfashionable and unhealthy pleasure.
An experienced smoker can locate their lighter and light a cigarette without even thinking about it. The lighter will become an extension of their body.
Yet when the lighter fluid is gone the smoker will discard the lighter with very little thought and buy a new one.
What was once vital is now irrelevant."
Craig McIntosh 2010
September 13th - 24th 2010
"My jewellery is inspired by floral arabesques, rose windows and ancient eastern Mandalas; diagrams of geometric clarity with graceful symmetry and repeating patterns that represent balance, harmony and the infinite.
This series of sterling silver and enamel brooches is made using the champlevé technique, combining intricate detail and ornamental surfaces with layered and repeated pierced silhouettes to create delicate and elaborate formations."
Jasmine Watson 2010
August 23rd - September 3rd 2010
Jewellery inspired by New Zealand native flora
"This work arises from a voyage I undertook in 2007 to Dusky Sound, at the invitation of the Otago Peninsula based Caselberg Trust. During this trip several sites were visited where the Endeavour moored on its first trip and Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander had collected New Zealand plant specimens.
With the help of Creative New Zealand I then went on a research trip to the UK in 2008 and visited the Natural History Museum in London to view the original botanical collections and journals of Sir Joseph Banks and Sydney Parkinson's sketches and drawings from the 1768 - 1771 visit.
I am intrigued by the early pressed specimens and have been experimenting with creating various representations of these plants. This show is based on my responses to the pressed plants in the herbarium and beautiful botanical drawings I viewed."
Lynn Kelly 2010
August 2nd - 21st 2010
2010 Graduating Students Award
The annual Fingers Graduating Students Award is given to outstanding final year visual arts students specialising in Contemporary Jewellery. This year's exhibition features the most recent works from our three award winning graduates from 2009.
Manukau School of Visual Arts
Unitec School of Design
June 28th - July 17th 2010
The Compendium Finale
of Contemporary Jewellers
In March 2008 Andy Lim of the boutique European publisher Darling Publications contacted every jeweller he had met since his introduction to Karl Fritsch in December 2006. Each member of this first group was invited to select another three jewellers who then selected two who in turn chose one.
After 24,000 emails the result was the publication in December 2008 of a two volume set weighing 13.5 kilos showing the work of 1044 makers from 54 nations.
Twenty four of the artists included in the publication are represented by Fingers and each has been invited to show their recent work alongside the publication which will be on display in the gallery during the exhibition.
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May 17th - 28th 2010
9 New Messages
Jane Dodd has been a member of Workshop6 jewellery collective since 1994. Recent work includes strangely familiar hybrid creatures made from hand carved natural materials combined with precious metals and stones.
"Some awards, trophies and gifts are presented in a prize-giving of dreamy mythic beings and spooky fabrications. Some represent givers, some are takers. There's mixed media and mixed messages."
Jane Dodd 2010
February 22nd - March 13th 2010
'Good as Gold'
"The light-hearted 'Good as Gold' jewellery collection
reinterprets Kiwi colloquialisms that have
'stuck around' for generations."