NEWS AND EVENTS
MID-WINTER PIN SWAP AUGUST 2018
Our annual pin swap was held last month at Whau Studios and once again, we had a wonderful evening with the CLINK jewellers from Dunedin School of Art and Hungry Creek, as well as the lovely local jewellers that joined us. Everyone went home with stomachs full of pizza and a pin proudly pinned to their shirts. Huge thanks to everyone who joined us on the night, we look forward to the next one!
SELF-DIRECTED STUDENTS SHOW 2017
We recently held our first students show at Whau Studios showcasing the work of our wonderful students, many of whom have been joining us for courses since we opened in 2014. We had a great turnout with lots of family and friends of the students, as well as Pt Chev locals, coming to view the impressive display of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and brooches made by these talented individuals. Check out their work below!
MID-WINTER PIN SWAP 2016
Our annual pin swap was held on 18 August at Whau Studios. Tons of fun to be had with great company, good food and mulled wine and, of course, a fantastic range of pins to pick from the lucky dip basket. Thanks to all those who joined us from near and far, including the jewellers from the CLINK project from Otago Polytechnic School of Art and Hungry Creek.
ROSEBANK ROAD: SEEDING THE CLOUD PROJECT
AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL 2013
Seeding the Cloud is a concept originally conceived by Melbourne-based New Zealand contemporary jeweller Roseanne Bartley. Described as a "Walking Work in Process", Bartley's ongoing project attempts to activate a creative response to our urban surroundings and, in particular, to draw our attention to the burgeoning issue of waste plastic within our environment. Bartley's innovative conceptual development in the use of found materials endeavours to connect people and site through body adornment.
Last February's Auckland Arts Festival saw Marcus Williams undertake the task of convening a unique project that involved over 25 artists, performers and designers. They joined forces to create work about site in collaboration with the people and businesses of Avondale's Rosebank Road. Rosebank was a truly unique project demonstrating the power of art to build and bind a community that culminated in an exhibition, art walk and performances that ran along the length of Rosebank Road.
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS THOUGHT-PROKING MUST-SEE VIDEO:
A Dutch archaeologist finds artisans and thought leaders who are redefining craft, skill and, ultimately, the real meaning of a knowledge economy.
A mini-documentary presented by The Craftsmanship Initiative in collaboration with The Centre for Global Heritage and Development