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

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6 Jul - 24 Jul 2010

MIA STRAKA & CHERYL SILLS
1 Jun - 26 Jun 2010

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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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HOST A BROOCH: An Urban Jewellery Project by JACQUI CHAN

26 AUG - 1 OCT 2011

HOST A BROOCH, presented by The National during the Christchurch Arts Festival 2011, took jewellery out of the gallery and back to the street. The project is part of JACQUI CHAN's ongoing research into the relation between jewellery and the urban environment. Initially scheduled for the gallery, the February earthquake left us with no permanent space. In response, the Host A Brooch concept developed, operating from a shipping container and using jewellery to engage the city; transforming the jewellery exhibition into an expedition.

Materials around Christchurch were gathered and transformed by Chan into a series of sixteen intricate brooches. Operating like a bike-sharing system, the public were invited to "host a brooch" on an excursion around the city centre of Christchurch. Just as a bicycle provides an alternative way of encountering a city, the brooches generate new sensory experiences, routes and encounters connecting us with our surroundings in a new way. In order to bypass personal preference - and thus our habitual way of seeing the world - the brooches were selected by "lucky-dip", and over six weekends, each brooch was hosted on multiple bodies. Wandering aimlessly through the city, without a prescribed route, wearers were asked to notice how the brooch drew attention to aspects of their surroundings and to take photos. Over the six weeks, these accumulated in the container, charting new adventures and occupation of the recuperating city.

Visit the HOST A BROOCH Blog to read extensively about the project and to see images taken by the numerous wearers:
>http:/hostabrooch.blogspot.com/