We are pleased to announce the kick off of Touch, Pause, Engage.

Touch, Pause, Engage offers a glimpse into the Contemporary Jewellery scene in Aotearoa, New Zealand for the Australian community.  Known primarily as the call the referee shouts before two rugby teams lock into a scrum, Touch, Pause, Engage is a call to fully examine and interact with jewellery as you encounter it.

This innovative jewellery showcase is designed to reset the trans-Tasman rivalry between our rugby-loving brothers and sisters, and to build new jewellery relationships.  The show will be displayed in the Keeper Gallery, at the Gaffa Art Complex in Sydney, and will run from 21 October – 2 November 2010.  Opening night, October 21st will also mark the release of an accompanying publication.

Curated by Kristin D’Agostino and Raewyn Walsh, Touch, Pause, Engage, has invited a diverse team of fifteen New Zealand jewellers to submit inventive and inspired works.  Although many of the makers’ practices focus on different issues and are expressed in a wide range of forms, the side is fit and game ready.  The roster is comprised of talented individuals with varying skills, strengths and experience, but who all share in common the goal of pushing the experimental aspects of their jewellery practice.


Kristin and Raewyn