Manukau Polytechnic’s unique contemporary jewellery design and construction course, will be displaying the very best and most exciting work from its students in its fourth annual exhibition at the Fisher Gallery. Manukau Polytechnic’s jewellery course is now in it’s very successful fifth year.
The aim of this exhibition is to stimulate interest in and raise awareness of the activities of the course participants to the wider public. It is organised to serve as an incentive for and to encourage the skill, merit and creative development of members of the School.
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 repousse, weaving, filing, texturing and the use of new materials such as plastic and found objects will be seen. An interest in the whole field of sculptural objects rather than just traditional jewellery is apparent in the student work.
This exhibition promotes the chance to change the way we see contemporary New Zealand jewellery. The students offer new, exciting and vibrant works coming from a comprehensive understanding through the choices and resources gained from their student learning.
→ Gauge '95, 1995, exhibition card