Celebrating the School’s 150th anniversary, this exhibition provides a small slice of the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic Art Collection, as works of significance, represented through the decades. The extensive collection comprises over 1600 catalogued works dating to the early 1970s following amalgamation with the Otago Polytechnic. Works from the Jewellery studio find their way into the collection with new accessions acquired every year through donations or purchases either from staff, artists’ in residence or students.
26 March – 16 April
Nelson Provincial Museum windows, cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Street
The end of year SITE exhibitions offer a prime opportunity to support our emerging artists. As a valued asset, the art collection adorns the student, staff and public environments of the Polytechnic and supports learning as a teaching tool. As of this year the Dunedin school of Art is the only New Zealand institution able to offer dedicated studies in contemporary jewellery through to a Master of Fine Arts level. An online catalogue of the work on display is accessible via QR code, alongside some printed hardcopies available inside the museum.
HANDSHAKE Project CHAINreaction: HANDSHAKES at the Refinery
HANDSHAKE project exists 10-years.
The exhibition at Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson celebrates this milestone with 49 artists who directly and indirectly were associated with the project. They all make a HANDSHAKE by contributing to a continues necklace. Each link will be a highlight and celebrates connectivity and communication.
HANDSHAKE is a mentoring and exhibition project with a continues progressive programme that over the years has benefited a great number of NZ emerging jewellery artists. It gave these artists extended creative energies and network opportunities.
HANDSHAKE can be described as an experimental bridge that connects emerging artists with professional practice. Mentors came out from all over the world with a helping hand for those asking for it.
Sam Kelly; Big bone beaded necklace (2021)
Cow bone, nylon, oxidised copper.
The HANDSHAKE exhibitions were at national and international locations; with a couple at highly respected spaces.
Its success can be described through its collective contribution and sharing nature.
HANDSHAKE project is funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by MAKERS 101.
Dates: 27 March – 17 April
Opening event: 5:30, Saturday 27 March
Venue: Refinery ArtSpace, 114 Hardy Street
Image: Neil Adcock
Craig Potton Gallery + Store
Our skies are full of relics. Half a million pieces of man-made and natural orbital debris circle our planet at this very moment, clogging the Earth’s orbit with technological and geological history.This space junk is the past, present and future of human surveillance, entertainment and communication. Revolving beside these satellites are fragments of asteroids and meteors that contain within their cores the beginnings of our universe. Moniek Schrijer’s Space Junk reveals the contexts in which preciousness and usefulness unite and diverge.The rock and metal that surround our planet may have lost their initial use, but they reveal our cultural and physical histories.
Floating like clouds on a wall of black mesh, the Space Junk clearly resemble the bright satellites that so often get mistaken for stars by naïve sky watchers.The debris that circles us is often obsolete or seemingly useless, but they retain their beauty as we see them shining at night. Each of Schrijer’s pieces of ‘junk’ is precious, not in their material worth, or their original function, but in the ways they challenge the systems we use to value history, materiality and knowledge.
Abridged Text by Sarah McClintock, 2018
Origin on Hardy
123 Hardy Street
Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 9:30-3
‘A painting, an object, a brooch...?’
In these works, I played with the idea of 2D works coming alive by giving them a third dimension. The theme of the paintings inform the design and choice of materials of the jewellery, which then become part of the whole but also work on their own.