HandShake 1 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 was ongoing until 2013, with exhibitions in NZ and beyond For more background on HS1 see this link.

UPDATE: The HandShake project continued in 2014 with newly selected mentees and their chosen mentors (HandShake 2) and in 2016 with HandShake 3 (selected artists from Handshake 1 and 2 with a new programme and exhibitions).

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Handshake at Objectspace in pictures

The final Handshake show at Objectspace in images….

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Objectspace Handshake catalog

To view the wonderful catalog that Objectspace produced with the Handshake show, click this link:

HANDSHAKE OS folder with statements


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HANDSHAKE at Objectspace, Auckland, NZ

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…….

Read more: http://www.objectspace.org.nz/Exhibitions/Detail/Handshake

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Handshake on Arts on Sunday RadioNZ

Have a listen here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/artsonsunday/audio/2557978/the-handshake-project

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Handshake at Schmuck

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!

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Handwerk & Design:

06 – 12 March – exhibition of the Handshake project – Halle B1, stand 939

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