Jewellers Lisa Walker, John Edgar, Warwick Freeman, and Alan Preston discuss their work and inspiration.
The polished stone works of New Zealand John Edgar reflect his deep interest in the contemporary use of natural materials.
Working in greenstone pounamupounamu greenstone , greywacke, and argillite, he moved beyond the concept of adornment, seeking instead to ‘relate intensely to people through the mind and the heart’.
Warwick Freeman talks about how his works address issues of identity.
For Lisa Walker, ‘everything is food for art’. In this interview filmed in her studio she talks about the diverse sources of inspiration for her work.
Alan Preston discusses his work White Foreshore, a piece of jewellery created from shell fragments taken from Muriwai Beach. Alan’s work references Colin McCahon’s series of paintings Walk, also inspired by Muriwai Beach.
Watch: Designing wedding garments for 'Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion'
Watch interviews with New Zealand designers including Francis Hooper, Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, and Benny Castles, whose designs were exhibited in 'Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion' during the summer of 2011–2012.
Watch: Bill Culbert installing 'Daylight flotsam Venice' (2013) and 'Drop' (2013)
Artist Bill Culbert created 'Daylight flotsam Venice' (2013) and 'Drop' (2013) as part of his exhibition at the Venice Biennale, where he represented New Zealand in 2013. Here, he installs the work for their first exhibition in New Zealand at Te Papa.