Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry

June 12 - October 23, 2011

Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry is an engaging survey of contemporary jewelry made by artists intimately connected to a country that is both socially and culturally similar to and different from the United States. Organized by Velvet da Vinci Gallery and curated by New Zealand art historian, Damian Skinner, Pocket Guide underscores the aesthetic, material and theoretical elements that give New Zealand jewelry its distinctive flavor. The sixteen jewelers whose works are included in this exhibition play with a wide range of media and varied subject matter.


Exhibition Notes


Artists represented are Fran Allison, Pauline Bern, Renee Bevan, Octavia Cook, Andrea Daly, Peter Deckers, Jane Dodd, Warwick Freeman, Jason Hall, Niki Hastings-McFall, Lynn Kelly, Peter McKay, Alan Preston, Lisa Walker, Anna Wallis and Areta Wilkinson.


Lynn Kelly - Rosehip Rosary
Lynn Kelly
Rosehip Rosary (detail), 2007
Gold-plated Sterling silver, rosehips and thread
Photography: Studio La Gonda, New Zealand