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CHAINReaction: HANDSHAKES at the Refinery

CHAINreaction celebrates 10 years of the HANDSHAKE project. 49 artists who have been directly and indirectly associated with the project have all made a HANDSHAKE by contributing to a continuous necklace.

HANDSHAKE Project, now its 10th year, is a New Zealand mentoring programme, and NJW is excited to bring this exhibition to Nelson.
The exhibition at Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson celebrates this milestone with 49 artists who directly and indirectly were associated with the project. They all make a HANDSHAKE by contributing to a continues necklace. Each link will be a highlight and celebrates connectivity and communication.
HANDSHAKE is a mentoring and exhibition project with a continuing progressive programme that over the years has benefited a great number of NZ emerging jewellery artists. It gave these artists extended creative energies and network opportunities.
HANDSHAKE can be described as an experimental bridge that connects emerging artists with professional practice. Mentors came out from all over the world with a helping hand for those asking for it. The HANDSHAKE exhibitions were at national and international locations; with a couple at highly respected spaces.
Its success can be described through its collective contribution and sharing nature.
HANDSHAKE project is funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by MAKERS 101. ​

image: Nikki Perry. Manifest.

Venue: Refinery ArtSpace 114 Hardy St Nelson
Date and Time: 27 Mar – 17 Apr Saturday at 10 AM – 5 PM
Price: Free
Duration: 7 hr

Artist list

Macarena Bernal, Renee Bevan, Becky Bliss, becky Bliss, Vernon Bowden, Antonia Boyle, Nadene Carr, Aphra Cheesman, Octavia Cook, Kristin D’Agostino, Andrea Daly, Judy Darragh, Peter Deckers, Gillian Deery, Sharon Fitness, Mandy Flood, Warwick Freeman, Karl Fritsch, Regan Gentry, Jack Hadley, Nick Hanton, Lisa Higgins, Sam Kelly, Jen Laracy, Fran Leitch, Gina Matchitt, Kelly McDonald, Neke Moa, Brendon Monson, Katie Pascoe, Ben Pearce, Nikki Perry, Alan Preston, Lynsay Raine, Sarah Read, Amelia Rothwell, Sandra Schmid, Kylie Sinkovich, Nadine Smith, Mia Straka, Simon Swale, Caroline Thomas, Susan Videler, Lisa Walker, Raewyn Walsh, Kim Whalen, Michelle Wilkinson, Jess Winchcombe, Kathryn Yeats, Nina van Duijnhoven

HANDSHAKE is a mentoring and exhibition project with a continuing progressive programme that over the years has benefited a great number of NZ emerging jewellery artists. It gave these artists extended creative energies and network opportunities.
HANDSHAKE can be described as an experimental bridge that connects emerging artists with professional practice. Mentors came out from all over the world with a helping hand for those asking for it. The HANDSHAKE exhibitions were at national and international locations; with a couple at highly respected spaces. Its success can be described through its collective contribution and sharing nature. HANDSHAKE project is funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by MAKERS 101. ​Opening: Saturday, 27 March 2021, 5:30 pm.
Artist Talk: Sunday, 28 March 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am.

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