During SCHMUCK 2016 : EXPO ‘SPECIALS, HandShake Alumni exhibition’ – Einsäulensaal, Munich (DE) – 25-27 Fevr. 2016
Celebration day (artists present) 25.02 14.00 – 16.00
SPECIALS, a HandShake Alumni exhibition features twenty one jewellery artists from New Zealand showing at the Einsäulensaal in the Munich Residenz Palace from 25 – 27 February 2016.
Peter Deckers has curated a special selection of works and projects from the HANDSHAKE programme. This one-off exhibition showcases the best work from the 12 national and international exhibitions over the last 5 years.
The HANDSHAKE Project is an art development programme for progressive ideas, making, presentations, feedback and networking for contemporary New Zealand jewellers.
The project began in February 2011, with emerging jewellers matched in mentoring roles with their chosen idols from all across the globe. Each mentee’s development was not only supported by their mentor but also through a series of workshops, masterclasses and most importantly, exhibitions in prestigious galleries in NZ and beyond.
The HandShake project will begin its third iteration (HandShake3) following the SPECIALS Alumni exhibition. Selected jewellers have been chosen from the first two projects to develop new bodies of work for a fresh series of international exhibitions, with a focus on collaboration in its broadest sense. The purpose of this HS3 programme is to allow the former mentee to become an independent artist, steering their own developments. The mentor now becomes a colleague and in most cases also a fellow art collaborator.
Handshake 3 participants: Amelia Pascoe — Becky Bliss — Debbie Adamson — Kelly McDonald — Nadene Carr — Sarah Walker-Holt — Raewyn Walsh — Neke Moa — Renee Bevan — Sarah Read — Kathryn Yeats — Sharon Fitness
Kathryn Yeats, necklace 2015
Jhana Millers with mentor Suska Mackert, HandShake 1, Objectspace, Auckland (2013)
Sarah Walker-Holt , necklace (2015)
Renee Bevan Premonition #1 2014
Sharon Fitness 2015