Wall text for This too shall pass

This too shall pass  is a response to the February 2011 earthquake which devastated Christchurch. Its aim is to support the regeneration of red-zoned contemporary jewellery gallery The National by engaging the wider community in small acts of generosity. Money is raised by the sale of THIS TOO SHALL PASS ribbons, which are:

  • assembled by well-wishers who volunteer their time, then
  • distributed by galleries that waive their commission fees, then
  • gifted on by purchasers to anyone they know who could need a little extra help

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The display progressively turns gold as ribbons are lifted from the gallery wall.

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The project has toured NZ, Australia, South America and Europe. Exhibitions have included:

  • 2016 Specials, Handshake Alumni, Einsaulensaal, Munich, Germany
  • 2014 Joyaviva,Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico
  • 2014 Joyaviva,Club de la Union, La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2014 Joyaviva,Centro de las Condes, Santiago, Chile
  • 2013 Joyaviva, Objectspace, Auckland, NZ
  • 2013 Handshake, Toi Poneke, Wellington, NZ
  • 2012 Joyaviva, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012 Retrospect Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, Auckland NZ
  • 2011 SOFA Chicago, USA (Cranbrook Academy’s booth)
  • 2011 Handshake, Masterworks, Auckland NZ

This too at Retrospect first show

Installation view at Restrospect at the Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, Auckland NZ 2012

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Installation view in Joyaviva at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia 2012

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Installation view in Handshake at Toi Poneke, Wellington NZ 2013
Installation view in Joyaviva at Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico 2014
Installation view at Joyaviva, Objectspace, Auckland NZ 2013
Photo Vicki Jones RMIT Gallery (17)
With Kevin Murray and Susan Cohn, RMIT, 2012. Photo Vicki Jones

If you would like to buy a ribbon I would love to hear from you: .