JEMposium : Jewellery or What
International Jewellery Symposium: 10 – 13 February 2012
JEMposium brings together contemporary jewellers, collectors, curators, critics, and jewellery enthusiasts from New Zealand and abroad to discuss and celebrate the art of jewellery.
Why JEMposium ?
Contemporary jewellery in New Zealand has a history of hosting significant international experts to run workshops and give presentations at conferences. Such occasions generate a ripple of inspiration that enriches the local jewellery community, extending to the makers and stimulating their practice.
JEMposium builds on this tradition, with a calibre of artists and experts that marks the event as the most far-reaching yet.The symposium is a unique opportunity for international authorities on jewellery to acquire exposure to New Zealand practices, and for local practitioners to gain insights into global trends and movements.
What’s happening? Day-by-day overview:
Friday 10 Feb, afternoon into evening: Events kick off with a Premiere Opening, where the internationally renowned keynote speakers will deliver illustrated presentations of key aspects of their practice. This introductory session gives a unique snapshot of the international contemporary jewellery scene and the context for the coming days is defined by the presentations: engaging not only the jewellery world but appealing to a broader visual arts audience. Guest tickets are available, or you can register to attend only this event.
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 Feb: Two full days of themed presentations, panel-led discussions and PechaKucha 20×20 presentations, chaired by the keynote speakers and other guest experts.
Monday 13 Feb: Jewellery practitioners can apply to attend this Masterclass day, where they bring current work and rotate in small groups through feedback sessions with each of the visiting artists. Numbers are limited; see the Registration page for details.
Whitireia NZ Performance Centre
25 Vivian St
6011 – Wellington
Telephone: +64 210 2341 233