Bone Stone Shell 

Sun 20 Oct 2013,  11am–3.30pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry

John Edgar, Stone stone, stone bone, stone shell, 1987. Te Papa (1993-0038-12/1-4 to 4-4)

Te Papa celebrates the new season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa with a day of talks centred on our new exhibition Bone Stone Shell: 25 years on.

Bone Stone Shell was a 1988 exhibition of New Zealand jewellery that represented a new way of thinking about materials and place. It is the foundation of Te Papa’s contemporary jewellery collection.

Join us for talks from some of the original exhibiting artists, as well as contemporary jewellers who have been influenced by this landmark exhibition.


11am–11.30am: Gallery floortalk with Justine Olsen (Curator Decorative Art & Design)

11.30am–12.30pm: Panel discussion featuring original Bone Stone Shell curator John Edgar and selectors Kobi Bosshard and Edith Ryan

1.30pm–2pm: Curator Megan Tamati-Quennell in conversation with carver and ta moko (tattoo) artist Inia Taylor

2pm–3pm: Alan Preston, John Edgar, Jenny Pattrick, and Hamish Campbell reflect on Bone Stone Shell 25 years on

3pm–3.30pm: Lisa Walker and Peter Deckers in conversation

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