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CHAINReaction: HANDSHAKES at the Refinery

Saturday 27th March-Saturday 17th April 2021

HANDSHAKE Project, now its 10th year, is a New Zealand mentoring programme, and NJW is excited to bring this exhibition to Nelson.

The exhibition at Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson celebrates this milestone with 49 artists who directly and indirectly were associated with the project. They all make a HANDSHAKE by contributing to a continues necklace. Each link will be a highlight and celebrates connectivity and communication.

HANDSHAKE is a mentoring and exhibition project with a continuing progressive programme that over the years has benefited a great number of NZ emerging jewellery artists. It gave these artists extended creative energies and network opportunities.

HANDSHAKE can be described as an experimental bridge that connects emerging artists with professional practice. Mentors came out from all over the world with a helping hand for those asking for it. The HANDSHAKE exhibitions were at national and international locations; with a couple at highly respected spaces.

Its success can be described through its collective contribution and sharing nature.
HANDSHAKE project is funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by MAKERS 101. ​

image: Sarah Read. Long Story, New Chapter (Homesick Much)

Family Friendly Free


March 27–31
April 1–17


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

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