What’s On: The Language of Things- Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery


To 24 June, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

Contemporary jewellery from Aotearoa and around the globe is centre stage in an exhibition which seeks to explore the emotional value of adornments and asks, “What does jewellery say and mean?”

Comprising works by over 100 artists including iconic pieces by international contemporary jewellery heavyweights Otto Künzli, Dorothea Prühl, Gerd Rothmann and Suska Mackert as well as Kiwi artists Sharon Fitness, Neke Moa and German-born Karl Fritsch, the show draws together the curious and the valuable.

A necklace coated in dollar bills, mauri stones carved from pounamu and a golden cast of a nose are among the objects. dowse.org.nz

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