Victoria McIntosh has graduated twice from the Dunedin School of Art, firstly in 1991 with a DFA in printmaking and again in 2005, with a BFA in Jewellery and Metalsmithing. Victoria stitches together contemporary jewellery, sculpture and assemblage. A collector by nature, she is drawn to objects that carry a sense of history, whether real or imagined. Based in Ōtepoti, her practice combines vintage textiles and metal ware to explore ideas around body image and autonomy. Victoria was the Caselberg Artist in Residence, 2017. Victoria has exhibited throughout Aotearoa and abroad, including Schmuck 2016. Victoria’s work is held in the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, The Dowse Art Museum and Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland Museum
‘Landscape of the Table’ was a three-day workshop given by the renowned English silversmith David Clarke, in August 2015 It promised to be fast paced, experimental and fun and did not fail to deliver on all accounts.
Clarke’s approach to taking a workshop was as off the wall as his own work – refreshing, direct and challenging.
I came home inspired and excited about where this new body of work could take me.
“David Clarke is often cited as one of Britain’s most highly innovative silversmiths. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1997, Clarke has produced a wealth of covetable objects that have proven pivotal in the renaissance of contemporary British silversmithing. Clarke has a well-earned reputation for producing engaging, intelligent and challenging domestic objects.”
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