26 Feb – 26 Mar 2016
“The jewellery in Construct are abstract forms arrived at through the making process, and the associations with landscape and boundary are the result of thinking through making. When I’m working with stone I take the perspective that I am in some way working with land, or can be seen as working with place, or even working possibly with here…. Landscape is a human construct, it is the way we see and interpret the physical environment. The division and breaking up of land into the idea of a system of human made spaces has shaped our environment. So for me it is therefore critical, when using stone in a contemporary jewellery context, to have an understanding of both identity and boundary. Jewellery can not be made concerning anything else until this is considered.” Craig McIntosh
Craig has been a practising jeweller for 18 years, and also a tutor. He has exhibited his work in New Zealand, Japan, London and San Francisco, and recently toured in Wunderruma – a recent survey of New Zealand jewellery exhibited in Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany and at the Dowse Art Museum in Wellington.
For the past two years Craig has been working on the project “188.8.131.520, Understanding Boundaries” as part of a Masters of Fine Art degree at the Dunedin School of Art. The work in “Construct”, made from Pakohe (argillite), was developed for this exhibition, his final in his Masters project.