Alan Preston

Past Exhibition
17 Feb – 17 Jun 2007

Work by Alan Preston

Work by Alan Preston

In the late 1970s Alan Preston abandoned western jewellery-making traditions in favour of utilising locally found materials and techniques...

For 30 years he has worked to create body adornment inspired by, and relevant to, Aotearoa and the Pacific. In doing so, Alan Preston has provided many New Zealanders with the means to express their own identity. Made in Aotearoa features a stunning collection of work dating from 1979 to the present.

Alan Preston is the inaugural recipient of the Deane Award for Decorative Arts.