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Walking Tall by Linda van Niekerk

Exhibition  /  19 Feb 2021  -  09 Mar 2021
Published: 25.02.2021
Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Waratah, 2021. Sterling silver, anodized aluminum.. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Waratah, 2021
Sterling silver, anodized aluminum.
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Intro
This exhibition embodies three separate inspirations held together by my desire, as always, to imbue the work with a simple elegance that sits well on the body and encourages the wearer to be bold, proud, and walk tall. In the first instance, as the timing of this exhibition coincides with International Women’s Day, Handmark and I agreed it would be a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate women who contribute significantly to Tasmania’s vibrant creative industry.  Twenty women who already walk tall in their own right were invited to take part. 

Artist list

Linda van Niekerk
My inspiration for work to display alongside their images came from the individual women – some of whom walk tall boldly and some quietly. Next, six of Handmark's artists provided work to inspire jewellery to display alongside their works. For each woman, their personal way of walking tall is reflected in their paintings or prints. Consequently, while attempting to tell what I interpret from their work with a piece of jewellery, some works are bold while others are gentle.

And finally, the exhibition presents a selection of work once again predominantly inspired by my representations of the natural world. Irrespective of my inspirations and the ideas I might like the work to convey, the most important shift in perception is dependent entirely upon the reaction when my work is worn. I hope it encourages walking tall.

/ Linda van Niekerk


Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Or by appointment.
Linda Van Niekerk at Handmark Hobart
Handmark Gallery
2021
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Linda van Niekerk. Pin: Weathered Kimono Tube Pin, 2021. Oxidized sterling silver, sterling silver (shown with dried Silver Gum).. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Pin: Weathered Kimono Tube Pin, 2021
Oxidized sterling silver, sterling silver (shown with dried Silver Gum).
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Weathered Berber Torque Branches, 2021. African amber, oxidized sterling silver, silk.. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Weathered Berber Torque Branches, 2021
African amber, oxidized sterling silver, silk.
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Grass Tree Stalks, 2021. Sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver.. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Grass Tree Stalks, 2021
Sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver.
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Friends Adrift, 2021. Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, oxidized sterling silver, nylon.. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Friends Adrift, 2021
Tasmanian wilderness driftwood, oxidized sterling silver, nylon.
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Cocoon Traces, 2021. Sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, nylon.. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Cocoon Traces, 2021
Sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, nylon.
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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Linda van Niekerk. Necklace: Weathered Torque Branches with Silver Clouds, 2021. Oxidized sterling silver, sterling silver, silk.. Photo by: Peter Whyte. Linda van Niekerk
Necklace: Weathered Torque Branches with Silver Clouds, 2021
Oxidized sterling silver, sterling silver, silk.
Photo by: Peter Whyte
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