Jewellery has a developed relationship with photography.
Historically, jewellery played a strong role in portrait photography because it was capable of communicating significant information about the sitter's character and status. For the contemporary jeweller the relationship with photography has evolved to engage the viewer in ways that deliberately manipulate these meanings.
This exhibition considers both these and many other aspects of the rapport that exists between photography and jewellery. It features images sourced from the archives of early New Zealand photographers, to more recent examples from artists, contemporary jewellers and news photographers.