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Raewyn Walsh and Henriette Schuster

About Raewyn    About Henriette March 2016 Handshake reflection. I first met Henriette at her workshop and gallery space early in 2014. There I asked her to tell me about her work. ‘Take a look and then you will see’ she told me: so I did. […]

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Amelia Pascoe and Ruudt Peters

About Amelia     About Ruudt Monday 18 January – And end and a new beginning Turns out wrapping up a blog series is just as hard as starting one!! I have, however, been lucky enough to be selected for Handshake3 – the next instalment of this […]

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Kelly McDonald and Kirsten Haydon

About Kelly    About Kirsten 29th June 2014 – Patch up and Pump up… I’ve come back to making after a long hiatus for motherhood. The Handshake 2 project offers an opportunity to accelerate my practice. More specifically, to re-establish a sustainable and enduring practice regardless of […]

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Lisa Higgins and Cal Lane

  About Lisa    About Cal   THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT: {THE END}                     THE BEGINNING…   AND IT’S HERE OUR FOURTH AND FINAL HS2 EXHIBITION:   EXHIBITED @ R.A.W (Reactions After Wunderruma curated  by Jo […]

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Vanessa Arthur and David Neale

About Vanessa    About David -><- As with any conclusion, the end of the Handshake project for me, feels just as much of an exciting beginning, as an end. My attitude towards making has changed dramatically through conversations with David and I feel so grateful to […]

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Renee Bevan and Harrell Fletcher

About Renee    About Harrell 14th December 2015 Well they say time flies when your having fun … Handshake2 certainly has flown by! Firstly THANK YOU Peter and Hilda; having created this project and given us this opportunity has been truly invaluable. What other project allows someone to […]

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Sarah Walker-Holt and Helen Britton

About Sarah   About Helen 11 January 2016 Rounding Up – A Dissection and Configuration of Being a Mentee The Mentorship: When I was initially selected for Handshake 2 and told Helen was happy to accept being my mentor, I was quite nervous. Even though I had […]

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Kathryn Yeats and Ben Pearce

About Kathryn    About Ben   20 December 2015 Reflections on Handshake 2 Handshake 2 has been a valuable experience for me, providing a space both to experiment and expand my practice and to consider and refine it. Ben has been a great mentor and incredibly […]

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Karren Dale and Gemma Draper

About Karren    About Gemma 24 November 2015 Well it is almost our final show as part of handshake2.  I have enjoyed keeping busy with deadlines and having occasional social gatherings to get to know the wider jewellery community.  Personally in my life I have had […]

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Tineke Jansen and Ela Bauer

About Tineke    About Ela Masterworks – Chain Show BDVA – Photography These past two years whilst being a mentee of Handshake, I have been completing a BDVA in photography. I am happy to announce that I have finished my degree. Here I share insights from the […]

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Suni Hermon and Sally Marsland

About Suni    About Sally April 2015 This month after almost one year of being a Handshake ‘mentee’ I made the immensely tough decision to retire from the project due to personal and family reasons. This past year working Sally and the group at large has […]

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participants

Vanessa Arthur and David Neale Amelia Pascoe and Ruudt Peters Suni Hermon and Sally Marsland Karren Dale and Gemma Draper Julia Middleton and Terhi Tolvanen Kelly McDonald and Kirsten Haydon Lisa Higgins and Cal Lane Raewyn Walsh and Henriette Schuster Renee Bevan and Harrell Fletcher Sarah Walker-Holt and Helen Britton Soo Jeong Lee and Natalia […]

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about

Handshake is a mentoring project unique to the contemporary art world. It is a space where artists hand-over some of their quality knowledge to those asking for a ‘hand’ and is a two-way project that encourages symbiosis and a ‘give and take’. The project began […]

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exhibitions

First exhibition Toi Pōneke, Wellington: 22 November – 13 December 2014 International exhibition (during the JMGA conference): Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney 8 July – 1 August 2015 Dealer gallery exhibition: Avid gallery, Wellington 08 – 22September 2015, opening Tuesday 8 September, 5.30pm End exhibition : Pah Homestead, […]

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news

December 2015 Click here: Handshake at Pah Homestead     13 September 2015 Jewellers’ international handshake (radio interview) Originally aired on Standing Room Only, Sunday 13 September 2015 For almost two years, 11 emerging New Zealand contemporary jewellers have been mentored by big international names […]

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fundraising shop

Handshake 2 is funded by Creative New Zealand and supported by; Makers 101, JEMbooks and Whitireia NZ. Handshake 2 has an online shop for additional fundraising activities. Take me to the shop Previous Fundraising Activities Pieces by Handshake 2 mentees were sold from Salon Rouge. […]

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