Eye Catch: jewellery and photography

Objectspace • 11 June - 16 July

Opens 6pm Friday 10 June 2011
Hours 10-5 Monday to Saturday
Where 8 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
  09 376 6216
Artists Curated by Octavia Cook & Warwick Freeman
Theme Art

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.




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Dr Diana Mason 1979 By Peter Black

Dr Diana Mason, 1979 by Peter Black