ROSS MALCOLM
21 Nov - 14 Dec 2013

SECOND SMALLEST PRIME
30 Oct - 20 Nov 2013

DER TIEFENGLANZ
3 Oct - 26 Oct 2013

KARL FRITSCH
3 Oct - 26 Oct 2013

WARWICK FREEMAN
21 Aug - 26 Sep 2013

JANE DODD & BRONWYNNE CORNISH
30 Jul - 17 Aug 2013

KOBI BOSSHARD
7 May - 3 Jun 2013

LYNN KELLY
23 Mar - 20 Apr 2013

JENNIFER BRAITHWAITE
22 Nov - 13 Dec 2012

RESPECT RESPOND PROLONG
31 Oct - 20 Nov 2012

MATTHEW McINTYRE-WILSON
5 Oct - 30 Oct 2012

KIRSTEN HAYDON
13 Sep - 3 Oct 2012

HANDSHAKE Emerging Jewellers
24 Aug - 12 Sep 2012

THE WEATHERING
27 Jul - 21 Aug 2012

TONY BOND
26 Jun - 21 Jul 2012

RENEE BEVAN
18 May - 16 Jun 2012

MANON VAN KOUSWIJK
11 Apr - 9 May 2012

PAULINE BERN
10 Mar - 7 Apr 2012

THE POSSESSION OBSESSION OF COCOA VITAKO
17 Feb - 7 Mar 2012

WAYNE YOULE
20 Jan - 15 Feb 2012

KARL FRITSCH KARLIKARLI
25 Nov - 31 Dec 2011

BLOODSPORTS JANE DODD
26 Oct - 23 Nov 2011

HOST A BROOCH JACQUI CHAN
26 Aug - 1 Oct 2011

KATH INGLIS
5 Aug - 20 Aug 2011

CRAIG MCINTOSH
9 Jun - 12 Jun 2011

BOOTCAMP - EMERGING JEWELLERS
12 Feb - 22 Feb 2011

JENNIFER BRAITHWAITE
9 Nov - 27 Nov 2010

JASMINE WATSON
19 Oct - 6 Nov 2010

LISA WEST
7 Sep - 25 Sep 2010

ROB UPRITCHARD
5 Aug - 21 Aug 2010

FIRST EDITIONS Emerging Jewellers
6 Jul - 24 Jul 2010

MIA STRAKA & CHERYL SILLS
1 Jun - 26 Jun 2010

NOVA BOTANICA: Lynn Kelly & Tim Galloway
17 May - 31 May 2010

ELFI SPIEWACK
13 Apr - 11 May 2010

KAY VAN DYK
1 Mar - 27 Mar 2010

ARETA WILKINSON Nga Whatu Piataata : Stars In My Eyes
25 Feb - 26 Feb 2010

PAULINE BERN
4 Nov - 5 Dec 2009

ANNA WALLIS
7 Oct - 27 Oct 2009

SHARON FITNESS
8 Sep - 3 Oct 2009

KARL FRITSCH & LISA WALKER
14 Jul - 15 Aug 2009

5 YEARS
23 Jun - 12 Jul 2009

FRANCES STACHL
12 May - 13 Jun 2009

ROB UPRITCHARD
15 Apr - 2 May 2009

RENEE BEVAN Window Display
10 Mar - 13 Apr 2009

MATERIALS: Victoria McIntosh Lee Houlihan & Lynn Kelly
24 Feb - 14 Mar 2009

PIECES OF EIGHT
25 Nov - 13 Dec 2008

JASMINE WATSON
7 Oct - 26 Oct 2008

TATJANA PANYOCZKI
9 Sep - 4 Oct 2008

JANE DODD
11 Aug - 6 Sep 2008

VAUNE MASON
15 Jul - 9 Aug 2008

ELFI SPIEWACK
17 Jun - 12 Jul 2008

HATCHED 9 Emerging Jewellers
13 May - 7 Jun 2008

OCTAVIA COOK
15 Apr - 10 May 2008

CHERYL SILLS
17 Mar - 12 Apr 2008

LISA WEST
12 Feb - 15 Mar 2008

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MIA STRAKA & CHERYL SILLS: SUPERSTRUCTURES

1st - 26th JUNE 2010

In Superstructures, jewellers Mia and Cheryl each present a series of new jewellery, both building on themes they have been developing over the last few years. Mia and Cheryl are mid-career artists and both work out of Workshop 6 in Auckland.


MIA STRAKA
Artist Statement:
“Structures and Systems are put into place to create a sense of order and as a way to understand time and place. When we can no longer see beyond the construction, perception of reality is restricted and freedom lost.
Baskets have been used throughout history to transport and contain. The things of greatest value may not have tangible form but we carry them with us”. Mia Straka


CHERYL SILLS
Artist Statement:
“I became interested in diamonds as depicted in popular culture and the way they are used as status symbols. At times seeing diamonds so large and out of place that they appear garish, crude even. The over saturation of diamonds has made them commonplace yet they remain highly desirable. As a reaction to this I wanted to create diamond forms from unexpected materials. The diamonds in these pieces have been painstakingly constructed from silver sheet that has been scored, folded and soldered by hand forming faceted hollow structures that are joined together creating the ‘Diamond’ clusters”. Cheryl Sills

For more contemporary jewellery by Mia Straka and Cheryl Sills please refer to their Artist's pages.