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...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Geeks Subliminally Infiltrate 3 Geeks at Masterworks - 25JUL12

Tonight marks our 40th Subliminal Infiltration.  It is also nearly two years since we began our Infiltrating adventures.  Golly it has been fun.  This time we chose to test drive our new 'Auckland Jewellery Geeks' gang patch before we get some really flash versions embroidered for the Handshake Crowd-funding rewards scheme. The feedback was very positive and we definitely stood out from the crowd.  

Nadene and Cath proving that you can wear a gang patch and still look llike a lady.

The odd thing about this infiltration is that the photos had to be mostly of peoples backs rather than focussing on the jewellery collection.

Here Gillian was trying to be all gangster doing a W because we havent figured out how to do a G yet.  She was subliminally wearing her patch under her shirt and wearing her lovely new Rachel Bell vessel pendant.  Sinead was doing a W but then started giggling too much.  She is wearing her Raewyn Walsh handle pendant.

Gillian's new work in the Jewellery Box cabinet was rocking.  Love those shoe lace strings!

Out the front of the gallery, super geek Raewyn Walsh was exhibiting some spoons and hand raised vessels with a Raewyn twist. I noticed that she had collected quite a few red stickers by the end of the night.

At one point I noticed that there was another Subliminal Infiltration happening with Christine, Selina, Pauline and Sinead all wearing Raewyn Walsh around the bar.

Renee and Ross chose to wear their patches incognito handkercheif style: Ren in her back pocket and Ross in his front pocket.  He was telling everyone that he was an associate member and hadnt gone through his initiation yet.

Ross said that he saw a few of us lined up from outside when he was crossing the road and had 80's flashbacks of bikey gangs en masse.

His work in the THINKspace was absolutely awesome. He is such a cool dude.  

Shelley wore her patch Martin Creed style.

Sharon was test driving one of her latest inventions from the Handshake project.  A wind-up, solar powered radio/torch/cellphone charger pendant that you can grab in an earthquake or a tsunami so that you still have some contemporary jewellery to wear and also have some handy tools for survival.  Most people thought this was a good idea once she had explained it.  They looked a bit confused at first though.

She realised half way though the evening that it made more sense if the torch was on all the time.  Eloise got a bit of a fright at one stage wondering if one of the spotlights had come loose and was swaying light on the floor.
Sharon needed to recharge the batteries a couple of times.  Not an easy thing to do with a glass of wine in your hand.

The other show in the front gallery was a green, orange and purple Rick Rudd teapot show, marking another anniversary.  Our very first organised Subliminal Infiltration happened the yellow Rick Rudd show and we infiltrated the red Rick Rudd show last year.  He had initially planned seven colours over seven years. He must be trying to hurry it up a bit so he doesn't have to be Subliminally Infiltrated forever.

We must have looked funny in the crowded Ponsonby Food Hall later on.  Especially me, Cath and Nadene lining up for Noodle Salad C.

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