13 Jan 2012
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JEMposium brings together contemporary jewellers, collectors, curators, critics, and jewellery enthusiasts from New Zealand and abroad to discuss and celebrate the art of jewellery.
The symposium will be held in Wellington over four days from 10–13 February 2012.
Ted Noten (NL), Manon van Kouswijk (NL/AUS), Karl Fritsch (FRG/NZ), Fabrizio Tridenti (IT), Liesbeth den Besten (NL) and other invited guests will their ideas through a mixture of formal and PechaKucha presentations. Taking discussions on jewellery a step further, JEMposium also offers the opportunity of a masterclass workshop with these respected international jewellers.
Contemporary jewellery in New Zealand has a history of hosting significant international experts to run workshops and give presentations at conferences. Such occasions generate a ripple of inspiration that enriches the local jewellery community, extending to the makers and stimulating their practice.
JEMposium builds on this tradition, with a calibre of artists and experts that marks the event as the most far-reaching yet.The symposium is a unique opportunity for international authorities on jewellery to acquire exposure to New Zealand practices, and for local practitioners to gain insights into global trends and movements.
Title: JEMposium starts February 10th - register now
Venue: Whitireia NZ Performance Centre, Wellington
Date: 10 February 2012