The more connections you make, the greater the weight you carry. - Kim Whalen, 2016
Launching the Small Space programme for 2017, Auckland-based jeweller Kim Whalen’s Weight of New investigates the relationship of jewellery to function and movement, and the compromises and restrictions that jewellery may have on the body. Weight of New sees a mix of traditional and non-traditional materials – from pearls and sterling silver to concrete and sand from local beaches – to create jewellery on the brink of wearability.
Small Space follows on from the Curiosity Cabinet programme at Lopdell House Gallery and the Curiosity Corner programme at Te Uru. Using the landing of the floating staircase behind Gallery One, the space is dedicated to and supports contemporary jewellery and object-making practices.
25 February - 12 April 2017