Once again, the Fisher Gallery is hosting Gauge ’93 which opens to the public on Friday 26 November at the Fisher Gallery, Reeves Road, Pakuranga. This will be the second annual exhibition of contemporary jewellery from the Graduate and Undergraduate students from the Jewellery School of Manukau Polytechnic.
Manukau Polytechnic’s unique contemporary jewellery design and construction course, now only in its third year, will be displaying current designs in its second exhibition. Mary Curtis, Head of the Jewellery School at Manukau Polytechnic says, ‘A wide range of jewellery will be in the exhibition, demonstrating the many different styles and construction techniques. Everything from the ‘lost wax’ process of working with molten metal to repoussé, weaving, filing, texturing and the use of new materials such as plastic, and found objects can be seen.’
She continues, ‘The exhibition is an exciting opportunity to see student’s work. The work coming from these students will change the way we see contemporary New Zealand jewellery. The graduates from last year have established and maintained businesses which are working well. They offer new, exciting and vibrant works coming from a comprehensive understanding through choices gained from a large resource of knowledge from their student learning.’
→ Gauge '93, 1993, publication
→ Gauge '93, 1993, exhibition card