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She wants to go to her bedroom but she can't be bothered by Lisa Walker in Apeldoorn

Exhibition  /  TravellingExhibition  /  23 Jun 2019  -  06 Oct 2019
Published: 26.07.2019
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Intro
Lisa Walker is widely regarded as one of the most influential contemporary jewelry makers from New Zealand. Walker transforms everyday utensils, often found or received, into jewelry.
 

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Lisa Walker
Dunedin, 1988-89 | Auckland, 1992-1995
Lisa Walker (1967) has always questioned what the jewelry can mean and can be. As a student in Dunedin, New Zealand, in the late 1980s, she learned goldsmiths from tutor Georg Beer, a great gift. Walker built on these skills, experimenting with unusual materials and processes such as wool and weaving. Walker traveled abroad and then settled in Auckland (New Zealand) in 1992. She explored new techniques, and her jewelry developed into raw, natural forms - often inspired by local beaches and forests.

Munich, 1995-2009
After she moved to Munich in 1995, Walker took a new direction with her work. Her six-year studies at the Academy of Bildenden Arts under the guidance of Otto Künzli inspired her to unlearn everything she had learned during her previous education. Walker started using glue, the jewelry smuggler's, as a visible material - Why would you hide it? From that time on she also used unexpected, often discarded, materials such as dust, cardboard, and waste material that she had swept up in her studio. What is beauty? How does jewelry art relate to popular culture, art and life? These are questions Walker examines in her work.

Wellington, 2009-2019
Back in New Zealand, Walker still pushes the boundaries of the potential of jewelry. She draws inspiration from local and international influences, from politics to comics. Walker asked herself: How far can I go with the readymade or the accidentally found object? High-heeled shoes, a skateboard and the back of an office chair, there are stories and meanings attached to these types of objects that Walker transforms. Everything is food for art. In 2010, Walker won the Françoise van den Bosch Prize - the most prestigious jewelry art prize in the world.
 

Hours

Mondays closed
Tue 10.00 - 17.30 h
Wed 10.00 - 17.30 h
Thu 10.00 - 20.30 h
Fri 10.00 - 17.30 h
Sat 10.00 - 17.00 h
Sun 13.00 - 17.00 h
Lisa Walker. Necklace: Necklace, 2011. Canvas, oil paint, thread, brass, stuffing.. 54 x 35 x 7 cm. Photo by: Lisa Walker. Lisa Walker
Necklace: Necklace, 2011
Canvas, oil paint, thread, brass, stuffing.
54 x 35 x 7 cm
Photo by: Lisa Walker
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Lisa Walker. Brooch: Brooch, 2007. Plastic, rubber, aluminium, deer fur, polystyrene, silver.. 15 x 11 x 8 cm. Photo by: Lisa Walker. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Brooch, 2007
Plastic, rubber, aluminium, deer fur, polystyrene, silver.
15 x 11 x 8 cm
Photo by: Lisa Walker
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Lisa Walker. Brooch: Brooch, 2004. Wool, silver, lacquer.. 120 x 20 x 5 cm. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Brooch, 2004
Wool, silver, lacquer.
120 x 20 x 5 cm
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Lisa Walker. Pendant: Pendant, 2010. Laptop, wool.. 80 x 35 x 3 cm. Photo by: Lisa Walker. Lisa Walker
Pendant: Pendant, 2010
Laptop, wool.
80 x 35 x 3 cm
Photo by: Lisa Walker
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