This show of current New Zealand contemporary jewellery will open
in August 1998 at the Dowse Art Museum and begin to tour two or
three other major New Zealand Museums in 1999. The exhibition will
become available (at this stage) at around the end of 1999.
OVERSEAS VENUES ARE SOUGHT.
Contemporary Jewellery Biennial Exhibition
Curated by Richard Bell
From the Artists’ Brief: The theme of this exhibition is Identity.
‘Turangawaewae’ roughly translated from Maori means ‘a place to
stand’. It is the place from which you draw your strength, the
place from which your inspiration originates. In the world of the
New Zealand Maori, Turangawaewae describes the spiritual and
physical connection to our genealogy. It is the place that you
claim, the place that claims you. Your source.
Further about the Dowse:
D O W S E � � A R T � M U S E U M
The Dowse Art Museum is highly regarded both nationally and
internationally as New Zealand’s principal venue for the exhibition
and collection of contemporary crafts.
The Museum presents a vigorous programme of exhibitions that
covers contemporary craft from New Zealand and overseas.
Exhibitions of photography, social issues and thematic exhibitions
are also presented.
A vigorous programme of over twenty exhibitions is presented each
year. Six separate gallery spaces including a very large museum
wing, cater for a diverse array of exhibition content. Local,
national and international artists feature in exhibitions of
ceramics, glass, textiles, body adornment, wood, metal, and
furniture as well as photography and paintings.
B r i a n � A d a m J e w e l l e r y E y e w e a r �
http://www.adam.co.nz/ NEW ZEALAND