Bone Stone Shell: 25 Years On
Thu 21 Nov 2013,
Friends of Te Papa $15, public $20 (includes refreshments & free parking)
Talk; Special; Friends
Justine Olsen (Curator Decorative Art & Design) explores the legacy of landmark 1988 exhibition Bone Stone Shell with examples from Te Papa’s collection of contemporary jewellery.
Bone Stone Shell represented a new way of thinking about materials and place. Instead of looking to Europe, jewellers and carvers drew inspiration from influences closer to home – in particular, a rich tradition of Māori and Pacific adornment.
The Friends of Te Papa generously gifted Bone Stone Shell to Te Papa in 1993.
From 19 October 2013, you can see the original Bone Stone Shell exhibition, its influences, and some of its inheritors in the Collections Focus gallery, Level 5 – part of the Spring season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.
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