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...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Zealand Contemporary Jewellery Subliminally Infiltrates The Jewellery Salon and EyeCatch at Objectspace 28 July 2011

When given the invitation to wear as much New Zealand Contemporary Jewellery as possible you get a whole bunch of jewellers and fans of jewellery wearing a whole lot of goodness.
As the EyeCatch curators pointed out, looking at this picture you cant help seeing Audrey Hepburn, but actually this picture was taken four years previous to that famous image.  Lavender Sansom was seen at the time as wearing far too much jewellery and I guess that can be said of a number of people in this post, but oh what fun we had checking out everyone's lovelies.  

This event is to raise awareness and funds for a Kobi Bosshard Master of Craft show next year at Objectspace.  If you know anyone who owns a Kobi, let Objectspace know.  This picture shows Kobi wearing Warwick in Sydney. 
"Piss elegant" (my new favourite Kobi saying).

Even though we were all wearing our most fabulous, there was a bit of Kobi envy going on when you found someone wearing Kobi - and there were quite a few.

Chris is wearing her brand new Victoria McIntosh pill necklace and Renee Bevan hydrangea puzzle. Al wears Gavin Hitchins.  Apparently Al talked to someone who bought a Kobi in the New Lynn train station in 1964 because there was a train carriage going up and down the country selling art and jewellery at the time. Fantastic!

Alan Preston went all out

Eloise wears Kate Barton, Robyn Singh (whatever happened to her?) Andrea Daly, my favourite Lisa Walker hose, and Cheryl Sills. 

Fran Allison wears Fran Allison, Sharon Fitness, Jacqui Chan and Ross Malcolm; Sharon Fitness wears Shelley Norton, Renee Bevan, Raewyn Walsh, Lynsay Raine, Kristin D'Agostino, Sharon Fitness and her Cath Dearsley Flying Rocketship (on her back) 

Lynsay Raine wears Gillian Deery, Cath Dearsley, Raewyn Walsh and Sharon Fitness.
Lynsay pointed out that only at a contemporary jewellery event like this can you get away with touching everyones chests/breasts and nobody batts an eyelid.

Pauline Bern was adorned front and back with lots of goodies.

Phillip and Jane Clark with some very lovely items including what looks like three Warwicks on Janes back.

The fantastic EyeCatch display walls cleverly allow for spying through the slots into other spaces. Here I catch a wave from 2011 Talente jewellers Rachel Bell and Flora Sekanova

Rachel Bell wears a brand new Rachel Bell that still has wet glue and Alan Preston Kiwi

Aerial shot, clockwise from left, Nadene Carr, Sarah Walker-Holt, Renee Bevan, Gillian Deery and Lynsay Raine

Sarah wearing Sarah, Renee wearing every NZ pendant she owns

Even the wine girl was wearing a whole lot of lovelyness. She is a Hungry Creek student called Eileen, maybe she will be famous in a few years (you saw her here first!).  Who knows...  So many new graduates are getting really big breaks now with invites into great shows and even getting into Talente.  I think this is so cool and cant wait to see who comes after us. Thank you so much to all the people who are making this happen. Super!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nadene Subliminally Infiltrates Neckware 8 and Smother at Masterworks 06 July 2011

Nadene Carr had a plan last week and turned up with some lovely cut up silk scarf pins for us all to Subliminally Infiltrate with for the opening of Neckware 8, Victoria McIntosh's 'Smother', Kate Barton Jewellery Box and Matthew McIntyre Wilson's THINKspace. 
The second big jewellery show opening in a row at Masterworks - Super!

 Renee wearing 'Love, Sunshine and Happiness' 
 Lynsay chatting with Neckware 8 Selector Rhoda Fowler
 Most lovely and surprising neckware award would have to go to Raewyn Walsh for this piece which was admired by everyone I spoke too.
 Raewyn and Cath with flags
 Victoria telling us about her touring show Smother which looked absolutely grand. Very interesting stuff indeed.
This necklace is made of one 1000 bits of blanket.
Sarah Walker-Holt in front of her neckware piece. Big congratulations to Sarah for being a finalist in this year's NZ Jewellery show in September. Yippee. And to Flora Sekanova and Matthew McIntyre-Wilson and Jane Dodd! Well done.
Sharon decided to play 'Pin the tail on the JohnKey' with her flag.
 Gallery Director Oscar who is now one year, two months and one day old did a pretty good job of Subliminally Infiltrating the show - we should have pinned a flag on him too.
 Gillian wearing Jacqui Chan (a few of us had a conversation about the way we never say 'Jacqui Chan' in a normal way - always in a kungfu movie kind of way.
I bet she hates that)
 This show of 20 selected neck pieces was hung on coat hangers.  A controversial move that allowed most pieces to be viewed from all sides.  I quite liked it but also wondered if they would have been better suspended on invisible string minus the coat hangers which are more to do with clothes than jewellery I think...  but very to do with neck positioning also. Interesting.
 Kate Barton's Jewellery Box Showcase. Love that blue one.
Over the shoulder Nadene holder
 A very popular brooch this evening was 'Bob and Terry' made by a teacher called Kim from Kaipara College who was really inspired by Joey's Broach of the Month Club wearings, and the fact that she reckons that Joey looks like KW from 'Where the Wild Things Are'.  A very sweet and lovely pair of owls.
Matthew McIntyre Wilson chatting to Ilse-Marie, Kylie and Tatjana. Unfortunately I do not have an in-focus shot of his fabulous THINKspace installation, but he is standing in front of his beautifully woven neck piece.