Kristin Dagostino, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist

Makers of Traditional Change

For Sydney Craft Week 2020, selected New Zealand jewellery artists from the Handshake Project exhibit work that connects to the context of traditional jewellery.

These artists respond to widely known jewellery traditions, e.g. how and why jewellery exists or is worn. This will be unwrapped in multiple directions, rendering new exiting opportunities for contemporary jewellery.

During the making process, these artists uncover the thinking behind their reflective and deconstructed processes as blog posts on the Handshake Project website.
Each artist statement touches on how transformation of the traditional is unravelled.

Check out: exhibitions/makers-of-traditional-change

Details: Exhibition: Friday 2 October – Friday 23 October, Thursday – Friday, 11am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm; Exhibition opening: Thursday 8 October, 6 – 8pm; Craft Up Late: Tuesday 13 October, 5 – 8pm

Exhibition, Craft Up Late

Free event, Jewellery, Metalwork, Sculpture

Images: Lisa Higgins, Cascade, 2018; Kristin Dagostino, sculpture, 2020. Images courtesy of the artist