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All that Glitters

CHRISTOPH ZELLWEGER, EXCESS 2550, 2012, HAND BLOWN GLASS. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
BUT IF THE CRIME IS BEAUTIFUL... STRANGERS TO THE GARDEN, 2016, LAUREN KALMAN, INKJET PRINT. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND SIENNA PATTI USA

Sat 24 Feb 11:00 a.m.

Free

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), Susan Cohn (Aus) and Lauren Kalman (USA). Throughout the day there will also be interactive performances by Mia Strake (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…

 

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.