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2019 Emerging Artists Exhibition

April 26th - May 19th 2019
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Carmen Burgi

Mettleworks

I am a New Zealander from the south of the south and as such much of my work derives from the spectacular landscape and botanical beauty around me. My work usually ends up in a feeling of 'organic-ness', in an undefined sense. The wearer may be unsure what it is exactly. A piece may infer both the land or sea, darkness and light, the sinister and ethereal, budding, or the beauty of decay. The result is part my observation, part whimsy, and I hope, conveys my love of our island New Zealand.

Carmen Burgi

Organic /sea brooch    $550
Sterling silver, stainless steel, fabricated, cast

Carmen Burgi

Kelp Bangle (where the sea and land meet)   $350
Sterling silver, forged

Carmen Burgi

Pearl bangle    $550
Sterling silver, freshwater pearls, cold joined, fabricated

Josey Coyle

Since graduating from Elam School of Fine Arts, my motivation has been the search for a lifestyle which enables my creativity to flow freely and to connect myself with the surrounding environment.
This exploration has drawn me to the South Island's West Coast where I have discovered a love and passion for jade.
The nourishment of my feminine creativity and the sensuousness of natural forms inspires me. That, along with an affinity for beautiful materials has made jade the perfect medium for me
. I delight in the stone, its material qualities; and the act of being deeply involved in each and every one of my pieces.
I take my work very seriously and am always striving to reach the nextlevel of craftsmanship, being especially conscious of the importance of producing pieces which have integrity. Josey Coyle, 2019

Josey Coyle

Flower Form   $1,810
New Zealand inanga jade from the Whitcombe Valley, Hokitika, sterling silver.

Josey Coyle

Petal   $1,840
Chatoyant New Zealand inanga jade from the Whitcombe Valley, Hokitika, sterling silver.

Josey Coyle

Siphoneae   $1,890
New Zealand inanga jade from the Marsden region, sterling silver.

Fa'amele Etuale

Letters Home Series, 2019

Fa'amele Etuale has recently completed a Bachelor in Creative Arts and an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery at Manukau Institute of Technology. As an artist, her passion stems from her formative nature as a painter. Throughout her studies, Fa'amele became fascinated with adornment. Contemporary Jewellery offered a medium to capture and archive memories through the object. Her process is indicated by pivotal moments in life, adornment has created a structure for her to encase, reflect and release emotion.

The "Letters Home Series" explores an object, the letterbox and the fence, how it is an object that is often overlooked, it's the connection to our homes and messages that people send us and is very important. This exploration looks at the shapes of the letterbox and also the significant point of difference of every letterbox from a different scale, shape and size and how I can personalize the letterbox. When we leave a house we take our identity and belongings with us, but the letterbox remains as part of the house of where we once were. I wanted to create miniature wearable pendant letterboxes with coconut husk from Samoa as my cord and pierced Samoan designs that are very significant to my practice and who I am as New Zealand born Samoan Contemporary Jeweller.

My work is based around who I am, where I come from and family, so a letterbox is an object that is the beginning of a new exploration of jewellery looking at adornment, memory, and sense of place. The 3D Construction of the letterbox is working from a flat drawing to manifesting it to an object this was on one the turning point of my learning in my final year at Manukau Institute of Technology coming from the design on paper to a new platform creating an object.

Fa'amele Etuale

Pendant #1 Letter Box with pierced turtles and fence.    $1,000
Riveted and soldered silver (oxidised), coconut husk cord made and sourced from Samoa.

Fa'amele Etuale

Pendant #2 Letter Box with pierced fish and a fence grid.    $1,000
Riveted and soldered silver (oxidised), coconut husk cord made and sourced from Samoa.

Fa'amele Etuale

Pendant # 3 Letter Box with pierced design and copper bricks riveted on copper plate.    $950
Silver and copper (oxidised) with coconut husk cord made and sourced from Samoa.

Jaqueline Morren

Spoons

Whether they were crudely made prehistoric tools or highly decorated ceremonial objects or used as prestigious display of luxury goods, it is a utensil which provides comfort and nourishment through daily ritual. A humble universal and first implement, an elegant, balanced and sculptural object. The way it becomes an extension of the human frame, the way it can adorn the body. Spoons keep me enchanted, they are SpoonTingling...

Although some works are carefully planned and executed, most of the time the design process begins with an invitation to explore an idea. That idea dictates what and where the next move will go. I'm searching for hints, impressions and various combinations. This open-ended approach allows for broad interpretations. It facilitates both organic engineering and multifaceted fabrication, combining traditional and inventive techniques and approaches.

For my Silversmithing practice I use Sterling Silver wire only, and at times reuse, reconstitute and melt my waste silver. Sometimes I have to create my own tools to help with the forging process, and other times I resort to using tools from mechanical engineering industries. Either way, each component is hand formed and constructed into one off designs.

For the Lapidary side I use NZ Pounamu/Jade, sometimes in its raw form, sometimes rescued, sometimes tumbled, and sometimes purposely carved/crafted. The main focus always is to make the precious stone shine to its fullest potential.

Living in a broken city, confronted daily with terms like decon-recon, has left an indelible imprint on my psyche. Therefore, it is unsurprising that I have begun to observe a correlation between my surroundings and my work practices: Deconstructed empty frames and small vessels carrying the essence of eras bygone. Remnants become a receptacle with reclaimed beauty in their own right. These neckpieces show both the decon and recon elements. Each necklace can be worn as a strong compositional statement piece, fully constructed and assembled, with its fit-for-purpose spoon. It is constructed in such a way that allows you to disassemble the parts. In removing the spoon, you create a totally new aesthetic, a dynamic form, that holds a lasting impression, an aftertaste, of the phantom spoon.

This collection redefines classic composition with its focus on negative space, function and form.

Jaqueline Morren

Spoon Tingling 101    $1,590
Pounamu, stg silver, copper, brass

Jaqueline Morren

Spoon Tingling 202    $1,250
Pounamu, stg silver

Jaqueline Morren

Spoon Tingling 303    $1,415
Pounamu, stg silver, copper
Images courtesy the artist

Nikki Perry

I have always been concerned about waste, about how much we consume and how unthinkingly we discard the "non-precious". Working with found and used household material, I am exploring the relationship between waste, the environment and ourselves.
By using colour, texture and transparency, I'm hoping to find a more meaningful and useful connection to bring both momentary and long-lasting joy.
Nikki Perry (Advanced diploma, Hungry Creek, 2017)

Nikki Perry

Spin 2019, pendant   $420
Stg silver, plastic, brown waxed cord 93mm x 105mm

Nikki Perry

Spin 2019, pendant above, (reverse)

Nikki Perry

Bite 2019, brooch   $420
Stg silver, plastic 73mm x 75mm

Nikki Perry

Brush 2019, earring   $160
Stg silver, plastic, silicon 125mm x 65mm

Nikki Perry

Suck 2018, pendant   $420
Stg silver, plastic, silicon, red waxed cord 127mm x 60mm

Grace Yu Piper

Playing Catch

This series is a manifestation of my interest in examining and upending the functionalities of jewellery. I have taken the practical aspect of the clasp and turned it into the focal point. No element is superfluous or decorative, every aspect has functional reasoning behind it. Minimal and androgynous by its very nature.

Each piece acts as a little puzzle, two halves that slot into each other to become one. This forces an initial interaction with the wearer and introduces a tactile connection with the object.

Grace Yu Piper

Playing Catch #1, 2019    $620
Argillite, greywacke, cord

Grace Yu Piper

Playing Catch #2, 2019    $740
Argillite, cord

Grace Yu Piper

Playing Catch #3, 2019    $620
Jade, greywacke, cord

Grace Yu Piper

Playing Catch #4, 2019    $620
Argillite, cord

Grace Yu Piper

Playing Catch #5, 2019    $620
Black jade, greywacke, cord

Madison Rogers

This body of work is informed largely by formal aesthetics and its ability to work as a visual language. I enjoy exploring the manipulation of line, angle, surface and light to invite and establish an ongoing dialogue with the viewer. I am also fascinated with the way in which environment can affect how a piece is viewed, deliberately selecting colours of Perspex with hues that change drastically depending on how they are illuminated. Madison Rogers

Madison Rogers

Pink Orb Pendant   $640
Green Orb Pendant   $640
Stg silver, Perspex, rubber

Madison Rogers

Pink Orb Ring   $420
Green Orb Ring   $420
Double Orb Ring   $460
Stg silver, Perspex

Nina van Duijnhoven

A Collaboration

The burning in my work represents a collaboration between myself and forces of the natural world. I carefully manipulate the burning process, but in this negotiation with the raw material, my ability to control the exact outcome of the work is being challenged. Relinquishing control in favour of collaboration. These pieces ask to which extent mankind can or should control nature.

Nina van Duijnhoven

Pendant - Burnt wood, paint, synthetic cord (2019)   $690

Nina van Duijnhoven

Pendant - Burnt wood, paint, stg silver, synthetic cord (2019) )   $690
Pendant - Burnt wood, paint, synthetic cord (2019)   $690

Nina van Duijnhoven

Brooches - Burnt wood, paint, stg silver (2018)   $480 each

Nina van Duijnhoven

Bangle - Burnt wood (2018)   $390

Meg Van Hale

Soft Consequences, 2019

Ocean acidification is a deadly symptom of climate change. The rapidly changing ocean environment is affecting many marine species. For shellfish, lowering pH levels affect the growth of their calcium carbonate shells, resulting in brittle shells sometimes unable to develop to full maturity.

Soft Consequences is an exploration of the 'naked' shellfish. Tactile and colourful objects that are made to be touched, evoke imagined shell-less shellfish. Without shells these imaginary creatures have developed tentacles, fins, and spikes to mobilize and protect their naked bodies. They are encrusted with pearls where sharp grains of sand might have embedded in their flesh. Although comforting to imagine evolution thwarting our rapidly changing climate, the speed of the former is at odds with the latter.

Sometimes it is hard to love something that seems so inert, such as those oft-forgotten amorphous animals that once inhabited that pretty shell we collected from the beach. But every shell is a dead creature. The affects of climate change will soon take even the evidence of death away, as if life were never there to begin with.

Soft Consequences reminds us to be tender towards all living creatures. To appreciate the beauty of nature's many forms of life. A wearable reminder of our own vulnerability, as a living organism on planet earth, part of the same plight, but in a unique position to change things for the better.

Meg Van Hale

Brooch #1 "Silver, textiles, silicone, pearls.   $275
Brooch #2 Silver, textiles, silicone, pearls. $230

Meg Van Hale

Brooch #3 Silver, textiles, silicone, pearls.   $250
Brooch #4 Silver, textiles, silicone.   $170

Meg Van Hale

Earrings #1 Silver, silicone.   $145
Earrings #2 Silver, textiles, silicone, pearls, beads.     $170
Earrings #3 Silver, silicone, pearls.   $170

Meg Van Hale

Ring #1 Silver, silicone, pearls.   $170 Ring #2 Silver, silicone.   $145 Ring #3 Silver, silicone.   $170

Susan Videler

Manus Magicae

Manus Magicae is an extension of the works I created for my Master of Fine Arts exhibition in 2018 exploring talisman and touch. Subsequently I have become fascinated by the magic of gestures and symbols associated with the hand. These new works reference protections, from gentle benediction to powerful tokens using age old symbolism. Each piece comprises a material, much of which is repurposed, that has been used for centuries in the making of talismans.

Susan Videler

Higa, 2018, neck piece. Ebony, coral and oxidised sterling silver, 400 x 35mm.   $530
Trapeze, 2018, neck piece. Beef bone and oxidised sterling silver, 380 x 20mm.   $530

Susan Videler

Snake Tails, 2019, neck piece. Ebony and oxidised silver, 350 x 50mm.   $530
Hands of Nyx, 2018, earrings. Beef bone, sterling silver, 70 x15mm.   $445 pr

Susan Videler

Benediction, 2019, neck piece. Ebony, gold leaf, oxidised sterling silver, glass and rubber, 370 x 23mm.   $530
Knocking, 2019, neckpiece. Stag antler, ebony dust, oxidised sterling silver, glass and rubber, 380 x 23mm.   $530

Susan Videler

Blessing, 2018, neck piece. Beef bone, coral, oxidised sterling silver, glass and rubber, 380 x 23mm.   $530
The Welcome, 2018, neck piece. Ebony, pearls, oxidised sterling silver, glass and rubber, 390 x 23mm.    $530

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