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Fri 25 Jun 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sat 26 Jun 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 27 Jun 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Mon 28 Jun 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm
Tue 29 Jun 2010, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: taupomuseum

Magpie is a highly engaging exhibition showcasing over 70 works by 24 extraordinary contemporary New Zealand jewellers.

They’ve been rifling through the kitchen cupboards, stalking the $2 shops and beachcombing. A strong interest in textile traditions and materials is a key feature –but it doesn’t stop there. Plastics, felt, hessian, cockle shells, postage stamps, old cake tins, old coins and product packaging all pour forth from a veritable cornucopia in which everything is as ‘precious’ as silver and gold.

Curated by former director of TheNewDowse, Tim Walker, Magpie presents a broad survey of current New Zealand jewellery. It ranges from the work of senior jewellers – such as Lisa Walker, Pauline Bern and the members of the Weeds Collective – to recent graduates from the MIT and Unitec jewellery course.

As such it’s a rare chance for audiences to see what’s going on in what may well be the most vibrant and conceptually rich contemporary art sector in New Zealand today.

Workshops: Saturday 8th May 12-2pm and Sunday 9th May 12-2pm with Karen D'Agnostino
Floor Talk: Saturday 8th May 2pm with Lisa Walker and Sunday 9th May 2pm with Pauline Bern Lisa Walker
Please phone Taupo Museum to book. 07 3760414.

Presented as a part of the ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival.

Staged against a palette of blazing autumn colour and the epic volcanic central plateau, the 8th biennial festival is packed with quality national and international entertainment.

Move and shake at ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival 6-16th May 2010.

‘Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle’ Squawking Magpie Wines of Hawkes Bay are sponsoring Magpie, new adventures in jewellery at Taupo Museum during Erupt Art Festival.