CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND JEWELLERY

Oct 29th - Nov 10th  2007

'STONE'

PAGE 1. Ben Beattie, John Edgar
PAGE 2. Warwick Freeman, Jason Hall, Craig McIntosh
PAGE 3. Alan Preston, Tim Royall, Rob Upritchard


Alan Preston

Alan Preston

Road Work Necklace - Greywacke, paint - $750


Tim Royall

"The object of these pieces was to capture little vignettes or impressions of my new home, New Zealand. I sought to capture shapes, patterns and textures that I see and connect with in nature and combine them into cohesive multi-element pieces.
I make jewellery because it is intensely personal, it is sculptural, it has an infinite range of techniques and materials, and a history dating beyond nearly all other art forms. Whilst my vocabulary is limited, my direction is towards finding universality, in symbols, textures and patterns, through the ultimate in universal media - STONE."

Tim Royall

'Homage' - British Columbian Nephrite Jade, Sterling silver and ribbon
- Exhibition duration $1960 - Thereafter $2,800

Tim Royall

'Five Finger' - Grey Argillite, Nelson region, Sterling silver and ribbon
- Exhibition duration $1720 - Thereafter $2,450

Tim Royall

'Dark water' - Serpentine, Haast Region, Sterling silver and ribbon
- Exhibition duration $1720 - Thereafter $2,450


Rob Upritchard

"New Zealand's beautiful outdoor environment and unique culture are major influences on my work. My practice is a conversation between nature and human experience. Seeing the quality and beauty of New Zealand stone (kohatu) it was inevitable for me that it would become a major part of my practice as a sculptor. I aim to emphasizes the natural beauty of stone while re-positioning it, with minimal interference, into a human environment. I love the basic forms that nature creates and find immense satisfaction in working these into jewelery."

Rob Upritchard

1 - Seed pod - $350
2 - Seed - 315
3 - Hollow stone - $315
4 - Hollow stone with inlay - $350
greywacke and basalt


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