Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Salon Rouge: Vivien Atkinson, a mobile gallery in a coat.

Handshake 2 was proud to be represented by Vivien Atkinson's Salon Rouge at the opening of Wunderruma at the Dowse Art Museum in June and then installed in the side window-gallery at AVID until July 9th. During this it made short tours into the Wellington community.
Salon Rouge: Image courtesy of
All pieces are donated by the makers as fundraising efforts towards Handshake 2 and are available to buy


Jewellery mentoring & exhibition project

‘Handshake is a mentoring project involving contemporary jewellers from New Zealand matched with their chosen idols/mentors from across the globe, developing work for a series of national and international exhibitions.’

Handshake 2 involves two years of contact with our mentors and is documented for those keen to follow on the Handshake 2 blog which is now well under way with some interesting insights.
As a mentee of Handshake 2, I am privileged to be paired with Helen Britton. Sarah Walker-Holt and Helen Britton

My fantastic fellow mentee’s and their mentors are;
Vanessa Arthur and David Neale
Amelia Pascoe and Ruudt Peters
Suni Hermon and Sally Marsland
Karren Dale and Gemma Draper
Julia Middleton and Terhi Tolvanen
Kelly McDonald and Kirsten Haydon
Lisa Higgins and Cal Lane
Moniek Schrijer and Philip Sajet
Raewyn Walsh and Henriette Schuster
Renee Bevan and Harrell Fletcher
Soo Jeong Lee and Natalia Milosz-Piekarska
Tineke Jansen and Ela Bauer

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery

The Dowse Art Museum
21 Jun – 28 Sep 2014
45 Laings Road 
Lower Hutt