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Made in Aotearoa

Exhibition  /  17 Feb 2007  -  15 Jul 2007
Published: 07.02.2007
Alan Preston. Necklace: Untitled, 2006. Paua, coconut shell, nylon. Image credits Redican Photographic 2006. Alan Preston
Necklace: Untitled, 2006
Paua, coconut shell, nylon
Image credits Redican Photographic 2006
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A pioneering use of paua, mother-of-pearl, coconut and oyster shells to make bold ‘sculptural’ jewellery marks the beginning point of the exhibition.-2016-2016

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Alan Preston

Pioneer of a distinctive ‘Aotearoa’ style

In the late 1970s Alan Preston abandoned western jewellery making traditions in favour of utilising locally found materials and techniques. For 30 years he has worked to create body adornment inspired by and relevant to Aotearoa and the Pacific. In doing so, Alan Preston has provided many New Zealander’s with the means to express their own identity. Made in Aotearoa features a stunning collection of work dating from 1979 to the present.
Alan Preston is the inaugural recipient of the Deane Award for Decorative Arts.

Made in Aotearoa will be toured nationally by TheNewDowse from mid 2007.

Alan Preston. Necklace: Untitled, 2006. Kauri and kowhai seeds, muka and gold. Image credits Redican Photographic 2006. Alan Preston
Necklace: Untitled, 2006
Kauri and kowhai seeds, muka and gold
Image credits Redican Photographic 2006
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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