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Warwick Freeman: The Family Jewels

Past Exhibition
06 Feb – 12 Jun 2016
Free

Warwick Freeman, Tiki Face, 1992. Jasper, pounamu, gold, oxidised silver

Warwick Freeman, Tiki Face, 1992. Jasper, pounamu, gold, oxidised silver

Patrick Reynolds, Sarah, Matthew – Grey Lynn, 1993. Silver gelatin print

Patrick Reynolds, Sarah, Matthew – Grey Lynn, 1993. Silver gelatin print

Warwick Freeman, Large Star, 1989. Mother of Pearl shell, paint

Warwick Freeman, Large Star, 1989. Mother of Pearl shell, paint

The Family Jewels is the Adeane/Freeman family’s name for the suite of Warwick Freeman works that formed his renowned 1995 Owners exhibition and Owner’s Manual publication.

These works are re-presented for the first time as The Family Jewels along with the original Patrick Reynolds images of Freeman jewellery owners wearing their works. Noted Australian curator, Julie Ewington, who was the Owner’s Manual author, and also a featured owner, provides a new assessment of the project 20 years on.



Owners was first launched at Auckland Museum in 1995, following a nationwide tour. Copies of Owner’s Manual will be available from MINE: The Dowse Shop for $10.

Jewellery courtesy of Warwick Freeman, photographs courtesy of Patrick Reynolds and Warwick Freeman.