What is this all about?

In 2010, Seven Auckland Jewellery Geeks embarked on a mission to get their work out there and seen by Subliminally Infiltrating other people's openings with the work of that evening's Feature Geek.
In 2011, a few more geeks join in the fun and break a few of the original Subliminal Infiltration rules...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rare Fungal Behaviour in Australia at Touch, Pause, Engage, Keeper Galler, Sydney 21 October 2010

Kristin D'Agostino, a few geeks and some lovely new satellite helpers from across the sea Subliminally Infiltrated the Touch, Pause, Engage opening at Gaffa.  Sadly I could not attend so I am hoping the infiltrators will add some comments to this post. 

Here is what the blog says about Touch, Pause, Engage:

Touch, Pause, Engage offers a glimpse into the Contemporary Jewellery scene in Aotearoa, New Zealand for the Australian community.  Known primarily as the call the referee shouts before two rugby teams lock into a scrum, Touch, Pause, Engage is a call to fully examine and interact with jewellery as you encounter it.

This innovative jewellery showcase is designed to reset the trans-Tasman rivalry between our rugby-loving brothers and sisters, and to build new jewellery relationships.  The show will be displayed in the Keeper Gallery, at the Gaffa Art Complex in Sydney, and will run from 21 October – 2 November 2010.  Opening night, October 21st will also mark the release of an accompanying publication.

Curated by Kristin D’Agostino and Raewyn Walsh, Touch, Pause, Engage, has invited a diverse team of fifteen New Zealand jewellers to submit inventive and inspired works.  Although many of the makers’ practices focus on different issues and are expressed in a wide range of forms, the side is fit and game ready.  The roster is comprised of talented individuals with varying skills, strengths and experience, but who all share in common the goal of pushing the experimental aspects of their jewellery practice.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nadene Subliminally Infiltrates Nadene at Masterworks 13 October 2010

Subliminally Infiltrating your own show is a hard task because not only do you have to make work for the show, you also have to supply extras for the geeks to wear.  Rather than using any old pieces lurking around, Nadene went the whole hog and made a new bunch of brooches with words on! These provided endless hours of fun as we could say different things standing next to different people. Marvelous!
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Nadenes show looked absolutely awesome with flying brooches and a red sold sticker on one of the necklaces.

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We were also Subliminally Infiltrating Peter Deckers' installation in the THINKspace where he has bedazzled everyone with laser beams magically pointed at each brooch or ring.  It was most amusing watching people trying to figure out how it was done.  Here Octavia Cook and Renee Bevan admire Sineads Nadene necklace.
I bet Ilse-Marie and Tatjana wished they were subliminally infiltrating too.
  Joeys Me jumped on to BOM wearer Jenny much to her surprise.
 Renee was very pleased to be infiltrating too, even if her one didnt have words.

 Nadene's whole family turned up to infiltrate - strangely undadorned I might add.
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Chins up, no double trouble here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Royal Walsh! Friday 08 October 2010

Raewyn was supposed to subliminally infiltrate Craig McIntosh at Fingers last week but couldnt make it so the geeks were very pleased to receive an invitation to 'Superstructures' new work by Cheryl Sills and Mia Straka at Royal Jewellery Studio in Kingsland.  Hurrah!  The Royal Walsh!
 This is Kristin's first subliminal infiltration as she has been away in a manger.
 Cath wears Raewyn's wine glass and spoon pendant.
 Nadene wears a small furry creature that likes to masquerade as hairy armpits or chest hair.
 Sharon wears a dark and mysterious caterpillar thingy.
 We were most impressed by the two jewellers benches hiding behind the counter and the giant lego block display aids:
 I have never been to a Royal opening before.  I was most impressed by their flash new cabinets and use of vintage jewellery tools as display ornaments. Jewellery can be such a pain to display nicely and they seem to be great at it.
A geek family portrait at the bar next door. Yay chips and beer.