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HANDSHAKE project

Exhibition  /  15 Jun 2013  -  20 Jul 2013
Published: 11.06.2013
Objectspace
Management:
Peter Deckers
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Intro
This exhibition is the culmination of the Handshake mentoring project that began in 2011 involving, then emerging, New Zealand-based jewellers. The mentees has been working with an internationally renowned artist as a mentor and the results are presented at Objectspace.

Artist list

Becky Bliss, Fabrizio Tridenti, Neke Moa, Karl Fritsch, Gillian Deery, Estela Sáez Vilanova, Sam Kelly, Octavia Cook, Jhana Millers, Suska Mackert, Jessica Winchcombe, Warwick Freeman, Nadene Carr, Lucy Sarneel, Sarah Read, Iris Eichenberg, Lynsay Raine, Andrea Wagner, Kristin D’Agostino, Judy Darragh, Debbie Adamson, Hanna Hedman, Sharon Fitness, Lisa Walker
The Handshake exhibition is the culmination of the Handshake mentoring project that began in 2011 involving twelve, then emerging, New Zealand-based jewellers. The project initiated by jeweller, teacher, and jewellery activist Peter Deckers, has provided the mentees with the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned artist or jeweller of their choice, as a mentor.

The role of the mentor was to assist the mentee with establishing an ongoing practice that would extend beyond the duration of the project and provide professional support and advice during the process of them developing works for a series of Handshake exhibitions staged in Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

While earlier exhibitions focussed on the mentees, the Handshake exhibition at Objectspace presents works by all the participants and highlights the collaborative process and unique qualities of the relationships between the pairs.

The Handshake website handshakejewellery.com records the progress of the Handshake participants via blogs that chart the development and exchange of ideas which occurred through a mixture of email, Skype, and studio visits.

In the final phase of this Handshake project each of the current mentees has been given the opportunity to select a new recent graduate, whom they will mentor for of a year,expanding on the ever increasing circle of learning and contributing to the dynamic flow of shared experiences. These graduating mentees- soon- to- be- mentors are the most valuable jewellery resources generated by Handshake.

Remarks

Opening
Friday 14th. 6 - 8 pm

Open hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

A recently published book HANDSHAKE – 12 contemporary jewellers meet their hero collects text and images from participants and features an essay from leading international jewellery commentator Benjamin Lignel. The book is available for purchase at Objectspace.
Andrea Wagner. Brooch: Red Wing-Ding, Blue Cupcake Lab. Mixed media. Andrea, WagnerBrooches: Red Wing-Ding, Blue Cupcake LabMixed media. Andrea Wagner
Brooch: Red Wing-Ding, Blue Cupcake Lab
Mixed media


Andrea, Wagner
Brooches: Red Wing-Ding, Blue Cupcake Lab
Mixed media

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