Handshake is a mentoring project involving emerging jewellers from New Zealand matched with their chosen idols/mentors from across the globe. The project began in February 2011, and is ongoing until 2013, with exhibitions in NZ and beyond along the way. This site has the blogs from all the mentees, background information and exhibition dates . Please check back regularly to see what the mentees are up to and how their relationships are going.
To view the wonderful catalog that Objectspace produced with the Handshake show, click this link:
The final exhibition of the 3 year HANDSHAKE project is a collaboration between the Handshake mentee and their mentor, at Objectspace 15 June 2013 – 20 July 2013.
Each artist pair made-up their own rules and many did not play it save .
See how they all shook it up…….
The Handshake show at the 2013 Handwerksmesse was a fantastic success. We were very privileged to have ten Mentees, seven Mentors and Handshake organisers Peter and Hilda in Munich this March and a great time was had by all. Thanks so much to Creative New Zealand and all our supporters in the Handshake Raffle and Pledge Me campaigns for helping us to get there. We really appreciate it!
06 – 12 March – exhibition of the Handshake project – Halle B1, stand 939
Thank you so much to all our supporters who bought a raffle ticket. The raffle draw was conducted by Super New Zealand Jeweller Alan Preston, closely supervised by The Geeks and Sharon & Joey’s cat Scooter. After a flurry of checking and cross checking ticket numbers, the organising crew was gathered and the raffle was finally ready.
Sharon Fitness dutifully presented the pot holding the names of the makers and the shoe box held the lucky ticket numbers. We had all done the math and were counting on our 1 in 97.5 chance per ticket of winning a wonderful prize!
Alan had the room in stitches when he took the roll of raffle picker to a new level of performance art. Never were two prizes drawn in the same manner. There was drama, spinning and suspenseful pauses – Alan concealed the picks from the audience until we squirmed with anticipation and shouted for more!!!
Congratulations to all our winners!
Ticket Number/Handshaker Prize in the order they were chosen:
0007/Kristin, 1910/Gillian, 1843/Lynsay (Right), 0970/Jhana, 0888/Jessica, 1366/Karl, 0922/Becky, 0952/Neke, 1551/Sharon, 0308/Lynsay (Left), 0260/Debbie, 1401/Peter, 1334/Sarah, 1482/Nadene