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

Exhibition  /  HIGHLIGHTED-MJW2020   MunichJewelleryWeek2020  /  04 Mar 2020  -  07 Jun 2020
Published: 10.02.2020
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Lisa Walker is generally considered to be one of the most influential jewellery designers from New Zealand. Walker transforms everyday found or given objects into jewellery.

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Lisa Walker
Dunedin, 1988 - 1989 | Auckland, 1992 - 1995.
Lisa Walker has always questioned what jewellery can mean and be. As a student in late 1980s Dunedin, New Zealand, she learned goldsmithing from tutor Georg Beer - an amazing gift. Walker expanded on these skills, experimenting with unconventional materials and processes, such as wool and weaving. Walker travelled overseas, then settled in Auckland (New Zealand) in 1992. She explored new techniques, and her jewellery developed into raw, natural forms – often inspired by local beaches and bush.  
 
Munich, 1995 - 2009.

Walker’s work took off in new directions after she moved to Munich, Germany, in 1995. Six years of study under Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts inspired her to unlearn everything from her earlier training. Walker began to use glue, the jeweller’s cheat, as a visible material - Why hide it? She introduced unexpected - often discarded - materials, including fabric, cardboard, and sweepings from her studio floor.  What is beauty? How does jewellery relate to popular culture, art, and life? These are questions that Walker’s work confronts.

Wellington, 2009 - 2019.
Now back in New Zealand, Walker continues to expand jewellery’s possibilities. She draws on local and international influences, from politics to comics. Walker has asked herself, How far can I go with the ready-made or the found object? High-heeled shoes, a skateboard, and the back of an office chair - such objects have stories and meanings that Walker transforms. Everything is food for art. In 2010, Walker won the Françoise van den Bosch Award - the world’s most prestigious jewellery award.
 
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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Lisa Walker. Pendant: Pendant, 2017. Wood, acrylic paint.. Lisa Walker
Pendant: Pendant, 2017
Wood, acrylic paint.
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Lisa Walker. Pendant: Untitled, 2010. Plastic, lacquer, thread. Lisa Walker
Pendant: Untitled, 2010
Plastic, lacquer, thread
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Lisa Walker. Brooch: Brooch, 1999. Silver, ceramic, glue.. Lisa Walker
Brooch: Brooch, 1999
Silver, ceramic, glue.
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Lisa Walker. Pendant: Total Control Over You, 2016. Wood, acrylic paint, thread.. Lisa Walker
Pendant: Total Control Over You, 2016
Wood, acrylic paint, thread.
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Lisa Walker studio, 2017. Photograph by Tim Onnes. Te Papa..
Lisa Walker studio, 2017. Photograph by Tim Onnes. Te Papa.

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Lisa Walker studio, 2017. Photograph by Tim Onnes. Te Papa..
Lisa Walker studio, 2017. Photograph by Tim Onnes. Te Papa.

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Lisa Walker studio, 2017. Photograph by Tim Onnes. Te Papa..
Lisa Walker studio, 2017. Photograph by Tim Onnes. Te Papa.

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Lisa Walker, 2018..
Lisa Walker, 2018.

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