About

OCCUPATION: Artist is a Wellington-based group of contemporary jewellers with a determination to make our art and get it out there. We have a high level of professional involvement in the art life of Wellington and beyond, and contribute our energy and commitment to jewellery initiatives locally, nationally and overseas.

OCCUPATION: ARTIST CV

(Downloadable pdf here: OA CV February 2020 pre links)

Since 2013 O:A members have exhibited widely, initiated events, been invited to present at international conferences and hosted local and international artists.

PRESENTATIONS/EVENTS INITIATED

2019

  • Not Those Kind of Jewellers, Presented at Radiant Pavilion Lightening Talks, Melbourne
  • Member of panel for All The Jewellery, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne

2018

  • No Filter, Co-ordinated and presented calendar of week-long exhibitions, Wellington
  • Invited to perform public event All that Glitters, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington

2017

  • Speaker at Making Out, Relay Panel, Curated by Julie Ewington, Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne
  • Co-ordinated and hosted 13 speakers at JEWELTalk, Wellington

2016

  • Presented O: A at Radiant Pavilion at JEWELTalk, Wellington

GROUP WORKS/PROJECTS

2019

2018     Exhausted, PARK(ing) Day, Wellington, NZ (Joint Winner Judges’ Choice Award)

2017

2016

2015

2013     Open days at the Grand Arcade, Wellington

SHOWS/EVENTS HOSTED AT STUDIO

2014

  • Lost in Transformation, Natalie Smith and Amy King
  • Domestic in Nature, Fran Carter

2013

  • You’d-Prolong, Sarah Walker-Holt
  • $N/A (Price Not Applicable), Monica Buchan-Ng
  • Contemporary Wellington:  showcase for Mike Holmes of Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco
  • The Grand Baby Royal X – Georgia Clack
  • Wunderruma Casting Call – for Warwick and Karl’s curatorial fishing trip

STUDIO RESIDENCIES HOSTED

2015     Greta Menzies, Shapeshifter, 8 weeks

2014

  • Jane Ritchie, USA, 7 weeks
  • Greta Menzies, YESYES,  2 weeks

MEDIA

2018

  • Explorations : Paved with Gold by Occupation: Artist interview by Sophia Cai for Radiant Pavilion’s writing series exploring four stand-out events presented at Radiant Pavilion, 2017

2017

2013

  • URBAN DREAM BROKERAGE PROJECT 6 Founded in 2013 and located in Grand Arcade, Willis St, Wellington, our intial site was secured via the Urban Dream Brokerage project

CURRENT MEMBERS

Vivien Atkinson, Sondra Bacharach, Becky Bliss, Kelly McDonald, Sarah Read, Nadine Smith, Caroline Thomas, Kedron Parker

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