9 – 29 march
HANDSHAKE 4 is the fourth iteration of the unique mentor/exhibition project that originated in 2011. The HANDSHAKE project supports New Zealand jewellery artists, allowing them to develop ideas and artworks for a succession of national and international exhibitions with the assistance of a chosen mentor.
PROCESS at Toi Pōneke Gallery brings together original works by the twelve HS4 jewellers who are currently half-way through their two-year mentorship programme.
A unique exhibition design by artist Gabby O'Connor extends the idea of process by including works in progress alongside the jewellers' finished pieces. The gallery becomes a space for experimentation, offering insights into the thoughts and material processes of some of New Zealand's most exciting jewellery artists.