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Creating an expansive multimedia project including wearable sculptures, performance, film, and jewellery works, WITH volunteer participants, ALL in three months AND on the other side of the world from home?!

As current Te Whare Hēra international artist in residence Berlin-based artist Yuka Oyama has developed Helpers- Changing Homes specifically for upcoming exhibition The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery at The Dowse Art Museum.  Exhibition curator Sian van Dyk joins Oyama for a discussion of the philosophy and logistics of this project and of her focus on the meanings of home in contemporary mobile and global lifestyles.

The event will close with drinks and nibbles, and further opportunity to chat and to farewell Yuka Oyama before her return to Germany.

Yuka Oyama’s residency made possible by Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency and supported by The Dowse Art Museum and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Additional project support supplied by Goethe Institut, Fab Lab Wgtn, and Allied Pickfords.

Space is limited - please RSVP to Claire Harris (c.l.harris@massey.ac.nz)