'My work revolves around the act of wearing; the feelings and impulses you have wearing, the reactions and comments you receive wearing and all the thoughts and motions that float in between.
When I am making my main focus is how blobby and wobbly and attention grabbing the piece will be; to optimise wearing and viewing interactions.
I believe in changing the world, one brooch at a time.'
- In the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand, 2012
- Co-Editor of the ‘Overview’ bi-monthly newsletter with The Jewellers Guild of Greater Sandringham, 2011-2013
- ‘Handshake’ project mentorship with Lisa Walker 2011-2013 handshakejewellery.com/participants/sharon-and-lisa/
- Instigator and documenter of the Subliminal Infiltrations project; a conscious effort to promote and support the work of a group of emerging artists with a view to infiltrating the world subliminalinfiltrations.blogspot.com 2010-2012
- Contemporary Jewellery Finalist for the Regal Castings Jewellery Awards at the New Zealand Jewellery Show, Auckland 2009
- Member of the original ‘Broach of the Month Club,’ a collaborative, on going experiment between twelve makers, twelve brooches and twelve unsuspecting wearers 2008-2009 broachofthemonth.blogspot.com
- Artists Alliance Mentor Programme, 2008
- MSVA - Artists Alliance Award and Fingers Contemporary Jewellery Award, 2007
- Bachelor of Visual Arts, Senior Scholar, University of Auckland at MSVA, 2007
Avid, Wellington, “Wintersweet Exhibition”. Group show
Objectspace, Auckland, “Handshake: The Collaboration Show”.
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland. “Neckware 10”.
Handwerksmesse / Frame Gallery, Munich, “Handshake: 12 Contemporary Jewellers meet their Hero”.
The Dowse, Lower Hutt, “RETROSPECT”.
Royal Jewellery Studio, Auckland. “Materialistic.
Fingers Contemporary Jewellery, Auckland: “The Fingers Annual Group Show”.
Lure Works, Dunedin: “Rosary”, group show.
Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland: “Objective Art Awards”.
The National, Christchurch: “Handshake” group show.
Studio 20:17, Sydney: “The Year was 2006” group exhibition.
Masterworks Gallery, Auckland: “Neckware 9”.
Studio 20:17, Sydney: “Very Simple Truths, The Trivial Ring”.
The Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville: “RETROSPECT”.
Toi Poneke, Wellington: “Handshake” group show.
Fingers Contemporary Jewellery, Auckland: “Jewelism” group show.
The TSB Wallace Arts Centre: “RETROSPECT” group show curated by Jo Mears.
Note to purchaser: The shiny surfaces of these silicone objects have a habit of collecting dust. This can easily be removed by rinsing the object in water or dabbing it with sellotape. This silicone is quite strong, but it may develop a tear if it is stretched too hard or if it is pulled on and off the cord or brooch peg. Please handle with care to ensure a long and joyful relationship with your object.