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All That Glitters

CHRISTOPH ZELLWEGER, EXCESS 2550, 2012, HAND BLOWN GLASS. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

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All that glitters is not gold—and precious things aren’t always made from precious materials: jewellery is no exception.

In celebration of our first ever exhibition of international contemporary jewellery, The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery, The Dowse is hosting a special open day featuring three international makers in the show, Daniel Kruger (SA/GER), Su san Cohn (AUS) and Lauren Kalman (USA). Throughout the day there will also be interactive performances by Mia Straka (Auckland) and Occupation Artist (Wellington) as well as actors in the gallery as an extension of the work of Sharon Fitness, who will be encouraging us all to find our inner jewelleryness…

Friends and family welcome!

Timetable
10am–3pm — gold leafing performances by Occupation: Artist
10am–3pm — The Talisman Project by Mia Straka
11am–12pm — talk by Daniel Kruger
11am–4pm — interactive performance for Sharon Fitness Finding Jewelleryness
1–2pm — talk by Su san Cohn
2–3pm — talk by Lauren Kalman
3–5pm — drinks and nibbles 

 

The Dowse is grateful to all the artists and supporters who have made The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery possible, especially The Rotasa Collection, USA; The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, USA and CODA, The Netherlands. Exhibition sponsors and partners include Creative New Zealand, Blumhardt Foundation, Massey University, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Goethe-Institut, Handshake, Fab Lab Wgtn, and Allied Pickfords.

 

IN THE MEDIA

Open day photos