The National at Frame Schmuck 2019 Munich
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Objectspace CreativeNZ

Stand B1.786 FRAME
Internationalen Handwerksmesse
13—17 March 2019

The National is New Zealand’s leading dealer gallery for contemporary jewellery. A diverse exhibition schedule seeks to act as a platform for the ideas and contexts that inform current practice.

In 2019, for the first time, The National is representing its jewellery artists at Frame. Bringing together the work of fourteen internationally and nationally recognised jewellers from New Zealand, this presentation at Frame provides a snapshot of current practice and new work, building on the growing presence of New Zealand jewellery at Munich Jewellery Week over the last decade.


Octavia Cook graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Design in Jewellery from Unitec, Auckland. She now lives in Dunedin. Octavia has exhibited her work extensively since 1999. Her jewellery has been shown in exhibitions at Te Papa Tongarewa, City Gallery Wellington, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Roslyn Oxley 9, Sydney and Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam. In 2012 she was selected for Schmuck in Munich, Germany. Octavia’s works are held in public and private collections including the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Octavia Cook, Stolen Jewels, 2018
Acrylic, silver


Moniek Schrijer is a contemporary jeweller based in Wellington, New Zealand. Since completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Jewellery and Printmaking at Whitireia New Zealand, she has been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies. Her most notable accolades include the 2016 Herbert Hoffmann Preis and the 2015 Francoise van den Bosch artist in residence. Moniek has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is held in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, The Dowse Art Museum and Espace Solidor, France.

Moniek Schrijer, Space Junk, 2018
Lacquered brass, steel wire


Areta Wilkinson (Kāi Tahu) lives in Oxford, New Zealand. Her practice explores whakapaipai concepts of Māori personal adornment in the context of bicultural New Zealand. Her recent work represents an ongoing investigation into histories of contact, genealogies and tribal knowledge including Māori wearable taonga (prized possessions) particularly in regard to her iwi (community) in Te Waipounamu, the South Island. Areta’s practice extends over 28 years. Her work is seen in national galleries and collections such as Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Museum, and Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. A design lecturer in jewellery 1995–2008, she completed a PhD in Creative Arts through Massey University Te Putahi-a-Toi School of Maori Studies.

Areta Wilkinson, Hei Tiki, 2019
Oxidised sterling silver, fine silver


Jane Dodd is a contemporary jeweller based in Dunedin, New Zealand. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from University of Otago and a Diploma of Jewellery Design from Unitec, Auckland. In 1995 she joined Workshop 6, a renowned shared jewellery studio in Auckland, where she developed her practice and taught classes. In 2009 she returned to live in her hometown of Dunedin. Her work is exhibited internationally and is held in many private and public collections including Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, The Dowse Art Museum; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France; Auckland War Memorial Museum; Art Gallery of South Australia.

Jane Dodd, Cull, Oh Ghost, Ghost of the Trees, 2016–2019
Bovine bone, sterling silver, lignum vitae


Craig McIntosh was introduced to stone carving at an early age. He has exhibited extensively in New Zealand from 2000, and in the annual Seibu Netsuke exhibitions in Tokyo Japan 2000–2004. In 2014, after 14 years of professional practice, Craig began a Master’s degree in Fine Art in Dunedin. Since completing his Masters with Distinction, he continues to exhibit nationally and internationally. He was the inaugural recipient of Dame Doreen Blumhardt’s Gift 2016 and in 2017 produced the major solo exhibition “Groundwork” for Objectspace, Auckland. His work is held in The Celia Dunlop Collection; Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand; Auckland War Memorial Museum and Musee des Art Decoratifs, France.

Craig McIntosh, Topography Brooch, 2018
Pakohe/argillite, paint, carbon fibre, sterling silver


Warwick Freeman is a leading contemporary jeweller from Auckland, New Zealand. He has exhibited extensively internationally and is represented in many major public and private collections including the Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, the Auckland Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, V&A London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, LACMA, Los Angeles, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Pinokothek der Moderne, Munich. A prominent member of Auckland Jewellery Co-operative, Fingers, Warwick was the inaugural Chair of Objectspace, Auckland. He is a Laureate of the Francoise van den Bosch Foundation, Amsterdam and the New Zealand Arts Foundation.

Warwick Freeman, Seven Sisters, 2018
Various stones


Lisa Walker is a contemporary jeweller based in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a Diploma of Craft and Design from Dunedin School of Art (1989), and co-founded Workshop 6 in 1993. Lisa studied at the Akadamie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, under Otto Künzli, from 1995–2001. After working from her Munich studio until 2009, she then returned to Wellington to live. Lisa has an extensive international exhibition history, in public galleries and museums, and she has work in many international collections. Her prestigious awards include Foerderpreis der Stadt Muenchen (2007), Francoise van den Bosch Award (2009), and the Arts Laureate Award of the New Zealand Arts Foundation (2015).

Lisa Walker, Pendant, 2015
Various materials


Karl Fritsch is a contemporary jeweller based in Wellington, New Zealand. Born in Sonthofen, Germany, he has exhibited extensively internationally and his work is held in the collections of many leading international museums, including Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Pinakothek of Modern Art Munich, Victoria and Albert Museum London, and Te Papa Tongarewa Wellington. Karl has lectured and held visiting professorships at the Academy of Fine Art Munich, Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, NYU New York, and the Royal College of Art in London. Karl emigrated to New Zealand in 2009.

Karl Fritsch, Rings, 2018
Silver, synthetic aquamarine, cubic zirconia,
palladiumwhitegold, coloured agate, rosegold


Shelley Norton is a contemporary jeweller based in Auckland, New Zealand. Shelley holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University (2002), and has exhibited extensively over a twenty-year period including in the group exhibitions Wunderruma, Munich, and Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (2015); Entfesself-Schmuckf ohne Grenzen, Zurich (2012), and Jewellery Unleashed, Group Exhibition, Modern Art Arnhem, The Netherlands (2011). Shelley’s work is held in the collections of Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, and numerous private collections internationally.

Shelley Norton, Box Brooch series, 2018
Plastic, sterling silver, steel
Photo: Caryline Boreham


Vanessa Arthur is a contemporary jeweller and object maker based in the Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Vanessa completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Whitireia NZ in 2011. On graduating she was selected as artist in residence at Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Wellington, and awarded the 2011 Fingers Gallery Graduate Award, and was a participant in the Handshake project. Vanessa exhibits both throughout New Zealand and internationally. Recent exhibitions include EXPOSE, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France (2017), Handshake Alumni, Einsaulensaal, Munich Residenz Palace, Munich (2016), and her solo exhibition, ‘To be everywhere at once yet nowhere at all’, at The National (2018).

Vanessa Arthur, Untitled, Pin, 2019
Sterling silver, heat set paint, enamel paint, steel pin


Chloe Rose Taylor is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. She relocated to Wellington in 2011 to complete a Bachelor of Applied Arts, majoring in contemporary jewellery, at Whitireia New Zealand. Since then, she has exhibited in group and solo shows in New Zealand. She was invited to take part in ‘Best In Show’ at Objectspace, Auckland, and was a finalist in The Dowse student craft awards in 2014. Since graduating she has been invited to exhibit at public galleries Objectspace, Auckland; Te Uru; and The Suter, Nelson, and has had two significant solo exhibitions at The National.

Chloe Rose Taylor, Bargain, 2019
Paua shell, plastic, stainless steel, leather,
freshwater pearls, glue, paint, beaten fine silver


Matthew McIntyre Wilson (Taranaki, Ngā Māhanga and Titahi) lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He trained as a jeweller at both Whitireia Polytechnic and Hawke’s Bay Polytechnic. During this period he began learning traditional Māori weaving techniques from master weaver and friend Rangi Kiu. He works across the disciplines of jewellery, craft and object and provides an indigenous response to museological practice.
Matthew’s work is held in the public collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand; Auckland War Memorial Museum; The Dowse Art Museum and Wellington City Council, and in numerous private collections in New Zealand and overseas.

Matthew McIntyre Wilson, Whetū Brooches, 2019
Copper, fine silver, oxidised silver, sterling silver


Elfi Spiewack is a contemporary jeweller based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Born in Germany, Elfi completed a goldsmith apprenticeship and trained at the University College of Design in Pforzheim. In 1999 she moved to New Zealand and has since then been living and working full time as a jeweller. She has exhibited in New Zealand, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and the USA. Her major solo exhibition ‘In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-framed’ is currently touring public galleries through-out New Zealand.

Elfi Spiewack, Flock Necklace, 2018
Sheep bone, rope


Kelly McDonald completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in the late 1990s. Following a career in the art department for film and children’s television, she moved to Wellington, New Zealand, and reconnected with jewellery. Kelly was selected for Schmuck, 2017, Munich, and Wunderruma, an international touring exhibition curated by Karl Fritsch and Warwick Freeman. Kelly was a participant in the Handshake NZ mentoring project for 4 years. She is a jewellery tutor at Whitireia NZ, a member of the collective Occupation: Artist, and window gallery group, The See Here. She is currently studying towards a Masters of Fine Arts at Massey University, Wellington.

Kelly McDonald, The Twins, 2019
Steel, brass