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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...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Contemporary Jewellers Infiltrate Wellington on the first to JEMposium related show openings - 09FEB12

Contemporary Jewellers from around the country and around the world descended upon Wellington for the weekend of 9 - 13 February for JEMposium and its accompanying shows, starting with the newest incarnation of the Handshake show at Toi Poneke and Der Tiefenglanz, a Karl Fritsch/Gavin Hipkins collaboration at Hamish McKay.

Jhana Millers had her gold card on display for the opening, carefully watched by a security guard. It was nice to see such a legendary piece of gold in the flesh. 

Eleven of the twelve Handshake apprentices attended this event, so for many of us this meant meeting for the first time. Sadly Gillian couldn't make it to Wellington, but she did send two fantastic necklaces (seen on left). 

 Very exciting to see Liesbeth den Besten at the show.

 Handshake Mentor Lisa Walker checking out the box of fake sushi brooch by her Mentee Sharon Fitness.

Jewellers en masse on Cuba Street dashing between shows

The Karl Fritsch/Gavin Hipkins show included a multitude of black and white Gavin Hipkins images added to and subtracted from by Karl Fritsch. A truly refreshing approach to adornment.

Clare from Melbourne and Renee Bevan in serious discussion, perhaps about their pink Atelier Ted Noten Miss Piggy rings.

Six Handshake Mentees after dinner. L to R: Nadene Carr, Sharon Fitness, Jhana Millers, Sam Kelly, Debbie Adamson, Lynsay Raine.

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