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01 November 1996 —
01 December 1996

Areta Wilkinson:
Carnegie Storage

Areta Wilkinson, Carnegie Storage, 1996 (installation view)
Areta Wilkinson, Carnegie Storage, 1996 (installation view)
Areta Wilkinson, Carnegie Storage, 1996 (installation view)
Areta Wilkinson, Carnegie Storage, 1996 (installation view)

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Areta Wilkinson’s jewellery practice spans decades, sitting between traditional Māori adornment and New Zealand contemporary jewellery. Much of her practice is informed and developed into an exploration of craft methodology and collective Ngāi Tahu cultural values and are often collaborative, responding to oral and written narratives. Her approach stresses the importance of ancestral forms and Māori belief systems and recall memory of place.

Here, Wilkinson displays a catalogued collection of jewellery objects, all of which are pendants without cords and range from precious to non-precious materials beautifully crafted into maquettes.