02 Mar 2023

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Lisa Walker
Image credit: Lisa Walker: DRIVING CREEK PENDANT 10 2022 Stoff, Watte, Acrylfarbe, Faden, Keramik.

Creative New Zealand supports a group of talented jewellers to exhibit at the 2023 International Trade Fair for Skilled Trades in Munich.

Three New Zealand jewellers – Neke Moa, Shelley Norton, and Lisa Walker – have been selected to showcase a selection of their work at Schmuck in Munich, one of the oldest and most highly regarded contemporary jewellery exhibitions in the world.

Schmuck is held annually in March and is a feature of the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades attracting top makers, curators, gallerists and collectors from all over the world.

Creative New Zealand is also supporting Peter Deckers and Hilda Gascard from Makers 101 to travel to Munich to support the three jewellers to make the most of this special opportunity.

“We’re delighted to support Neke, Shelley, Lisa and Makers 101 to attend Schmuck. It’s a wonderful opportunity and a great way for artists to continue to build their international alliances,” says Creative New Zealand Senior Manager International Amanda Hereaka.

Both Neke Moa and Shelley Norton were also recently part of the inaugural Aotearoa Jewellery Triennial presented at Objectspace in 2022 in partnership with Makers 101. Read more here.  

Other New Zealand jewellers will also be in Munich in March, with Te Whanganui-a-Tara based Karl Fritsch and Tahuna based Jessica Winchcombe presenting their work as part of Munich Jewellery Week.

 Further information:

The International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades (Internationalen Handwerksmesse München) is taking place between 8-12 March 2023 at the Gallery Handwerk in Munich, Germany. 

Schmuck is one of the exhibitions that features as part of this annual event and is the oldest international jewellery exhibition in the world, having taken place since 1959.

Munich Jewellery Week is an annual, independent, artist-run contemporary jewellery initiative that takes place in the city of Munich every March.

 For more information contact media@creativenz.govt.nz