Artist Bio:

Dorothy graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts in contemporary jewellery from Unitec in 2013.  Dorothy is co-founder and managing director of Whau Studios in Pt. Chevalier, Auckland.  It is from Whau Studios that she teaches jewellery classes and has her workbench.



2016: Off the Bench – Whau Studios, Auckland

2016: Show_Sell_Shift: – Objectspace, Auckland

2016:  No matter what they say you don’t have to stay within the lines – North Art Gallery

2016: Ornamento: Contemporary New Zealand Jewellery – Whakatane Museum and Arts

2015:  Myths and Legends in my Veins – Tautai, Papakura Art Gallery

2015: Chain Show – Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

2015:  National Jewellery Exhibition- Kina Gallery, New Plymouth

2015: F.O.U.N.D or Foundation of Unfathomable and Notable Discoveries – the Vault,           Objectspace, Auckland

2015: The Whau: K Rd Pop up Jewellery Show – Wunderweekend, Auckland

2015: Whau the Show – Whau Studios, Auckland

2014: Re: Flights of Fancy – Allpress Gallery, Auckland

2014: Fresh Conversations – Front Room Gallery, Auckland

2013: Remake – New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

2013: Seeding the Cloud – Rosebank Road Art Walk, Auckland Arts Festival

2013: Rosebank: Artifacts of Place – Curiosity Cabinet, Lopdell House

2013: Stone and Jewel – New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Welington

2012: Best in Show 2012 – Objectspace, Auckland

2012: Objective Art Awards, Mangere Arts Centre

2010 – 2012:  Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts, Contemporary Craft (Jewellery major ) –                    Unitec School of Design, Auckland


Artist Statement:

The ability of an object, particularly jewellery, to act as a visual trigger point for personal memories is inherently important in my work.    It is through a personal association that objects gain subjective meaning based on our memories, making the object more interesting, more relevant or imbued with special meanings.




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