Beatrice Carlson - Walk On The Beach
Artist: Beatrice Carlson, New Zealand
Materials: sterling silver, scoria (volcanic rock)
Dimensions: 35 x 22 x 0.8mm
Artist Statement: Conversation during walks along the beaches of New Zealand. The organic shape reflects New Zealand seascape: sparkles of the water, dramatic black volcanic rocks and metaphorically reposition and redefine the notion of value and essentiality. I am a French visual artist living in New Zealand. From my fashion background, I have been always interested by shapes and textures. I now translate this in my visual art practice. Contemporary jewellery gives me an intimate approach to art. Rings, necklaces, earrings connect directly with the body; the contact is not just visual but tactile: cold/hot metal/stone, creating a full range of feelings.
Artist Bio: 2022 Projects: -the People Collection Project: Beatrice Carlson talks about People, Craftsmanship, Values, difference and acceptance using jewellery as part of the conversation -Toipoto Mentoring Program as part of Carlson 2021-2022 research. -Collaborative mentoring work of the French-American artist Sonia Wilson and her book/music concept: “Ma Vie en Jeu/Les Clefs du Voyage”. Awards Exhibitions & Projects: 2022: - Finalist Richard T Nelson Award for Sculpture , "the Magpie Nest" Brooch 2021: -Finalist 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize with "Lines" ring, Wellington-NZ -Finalist 2021 Cleveland National Art Awards with “Reflection” ring, Dunedin NZ -Finalist 2021 New Zealand Small Sculpture Prize with “Black Rock” ring, Waiheke NZ -Awagami International Small Print Awards and Exhibition-Tokushima, Japan -Nelson Jewellery Week “a walk on the beach” Solo Exhibition at Suter Gallery, Nelson NZ -"Bijoux" Group show Upstairs Gallery, Waitakere NZ 2020 - Hand Medal Project, a world global project - “a Different Perspective” panel discussion during Louise Henderson Retrospective Auckland Art Gallery - International/NZ Jewellery Master Class from HandShake Project with Iris Eichenberg -NZ Galleries representing Beatrice Carlson Jewellery: -Te Papa Museum gallery Te Papa Museum Wellington email@example.com T: 04 381 7013 -the Poi Room 17 Osborne Street Auckland firstname.lastname@example.org T: 09 520 0399 80 Mackelvie Street ponsonby@ thepoiroom.co.nz T: 09 378 4364 -artform Gallery 2 Matakana Valley Rd Matakana email@example.com T: 09 422 9125 -Waiheke Art Gallery 2 Korora Road, Waiheke firstname.lastname@example.org T: 09 372 9907 -The Suter Gallery 208 Bridge Street, Nelson email@example.com T: 03 548 4699 -77 Art + Living Galllery 77 Main Street Fairlie firstname.lastname@example.org T: 021 797 984 -Mrs Wolly’s Gallery 64 Oban St. Glenorchy T: 03 409 0051
Rings from this collection will ship or be available for pick up after the competition concludes on April 29.