2016 - 25th Anniversary Exhibition Canterbury Museum
Medal Artists of NZ—Regroup Reflect Regenerate
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.
17 June - 6 November 2016
Curated by: Marte Szirmay and Richard Mathieson
ART IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
An exhibition celebrating the art of small-scale sculpture runs until 6 November 2016. Regroup Reflect Regenerate: Medal Artists of New Zealand 25th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates the work of contemporary medal art featuring more than 200 medals crafted by 33 New Zealand artists over the last 25 years. Medals traditionally commemorate achievement but they are also works of art. The medals in this exhibition embrace freedom of design including choice of subject, material and composition. They include the more recent development of the object medal: a small three-dimensional sculpture.Medal Artists of New Zealand members come from a variety of backgrounds including silver-smithing, ceramics, jewellery, painting and sculpture.
Regroup Reflect Regenerate: Medal Artists of New Zealand 25th Anniversary Exhibition 17 June to 6 November 2016. Developed and toured by Medal Artists New Zealand with support from Progressive Castings Ltd, Regal Ltd and the Wallace Arts Trust.
(Above: Out of the Rabbit Hole 2015 Bronze 93x62x80mm Samantha Lissette)