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CHAINreaction: Handshake at the Refinery

Taking part during Nelson Jewellery Week 2021, I will be participating of this exiting celebratory exhibition to mark 10 years of the HANDSHAKE project. 49 artists who have been directly and indirectly associated with the project have all made a HANDSHAKE by contributing to a continuous necklace. Each link will be a highlight and will celebrate connectivity and communication. Saturday, 27 March, 2021 at 5.30pm, HS Archival Moments, 114 Hardy Street, Nelson, NZ Sunday, 2 March 1:30 – 2:30pm for the artist talks at the Refinery, Nelson, NZ Hope to see you there!

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SIGNING IN

Friday October 30th 2020 is the opening of SIGNING IN the first exhibition for Handshake 6. It's a chance to show the progress we have made working with our mentors, towards the completion of some kind of contemporary jewellery work.I have been researching skin colours, translating racial experiences into components for jewellery, to explore what does it feel to wear others and ones own skin colours.Im traveling to Wellington on the 29th 2020 for set up. It's all on!!!See you all there.Maca B

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SHOW US YOUR RONA

The rad Mofos from TEMP CONTEMP Australia have accepted my humble but cunning entry to their kik ass DIGITAL show SHOW US YOUR RONA, this will be lots of fun, Its a bunch of images to be projected 24hrs on the window at Bridget Kennedy Space is Sydney a written treasure for Klimt02 and a couple of cheeky zoom parties, that I'm looking forward to. No one parties like the gals at TempContemp.

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Creating with Kauri

Creating with Kauri, ​The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, Northland NZ."Digesting the current Covid 19 crisis from the antipodean safety of New Zealand has been uncomfortable and confronting. As a consequence of lockdown, the twenty-six reconstituted kauri gum beads contained in this cyclic necklace got darker and darker, just like the fate of the great NZ Kauri, as well as the fate of all of us affected by the virus", Maca Bernal.​See the catalogue here:​issuu.com/thekaurimuseum/docs/tkm_cwk_no2_catalogue?fbclid=IwAR2vpqu-B9hZlpGDbOMuGAWhbHuHrNgZPPadV1W33Nem-Sqc17rTez7_V7E

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Handshake

Exiting news! I've been selected to take part in the sixth iteration of Handshake. A New Zealand mentoring programme that encourages experimentation in the field of Contemporary Jewellery and Objects through coaching, local or international exhibitions. Master jeweller and educator Iris Eichenberg, in charge of selections, appointed Monika Brugger to be my mentor. Native to Germany, Monika has been practising and teaching in France for over 30 years.  I look forward to two years of development, research, experimentation and exhibitions, guided by an experienced senior educator. At the end of every year there will be a group exhibition, first at Te Auaha in Wellington, and then in 2021 at the Pah Homestead in Auckland. Visit handshakeproject.com/handshake-6/ to follow my personal blog, for virtual exhibitions etc.   Table with materials, during Iris Eichenberg's masterclass. Feb '20

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