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CHAINReaction: HANDSHAKES at the Refinery

27 Mar 2021 to 17 Apr 2021
from 10am - 5pm Weekdays, 10am - 2pm Weekends
HANDSHAKE Project, now in its 10th year, is a New Zealand contemporary Jewellers mentoring programme, and Nelson Jewellery Week (NJW) is excited to bring this exhibition to Nelson.
Event type: 
Art, Public Art, Workshop/Seminar
Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St Nelson
Nelson / Tasman


The exhibition at Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson celebrates this milestone with 49 artists who directly and indirectly were associated with the project. They all make a HANDSHAKE by contributing to a continuous necklace. Each link will be a highlight and celebrates connectivity and communication. 

HANDSHAKE is a mentoring and exhibition project with a continuing progressive programme that over the years has benefited a great number of NZ emerging jewellery artists. It gave these artists extended creative energies and network opportunities. 

HANDSHAKE can be described as an experimental bridge that connects emerging artists with professional practice. Mentors came out from all over the world with a helping hand for those asking for it. The HANDSHAKE exhibitions were at national and international locations; with a couple at highly respected spaces.

Its success can be described through its collective contribution and sharing nature. 
HANDSHAKE project is funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by MAKERS 101. ​

Written by

Arts Council Nelson

3 Mar 2021

Interests Arts Council Nelson (ACN) Our Mission is to promote, initiate and support projects and activities that stimulate and strengthen the artistic and cultural life of our communities.