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Peter Deckers
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Jeweller, originator /initiator, senior tutor/ jewellery coordinator, New Zealand (b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands 05-04-1953)
Education (selected highlights):
1973 – 1977 Technical Institute for jewellery making and design (MTS vakschool, Schoonhoven (NL)
1981 – 1982 Fine Arts Course, Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam (NL)
2001 – 2003 MFA, Elam, Auckland University, Auckland (NZ)
Exhibitions (selected highlights):
1980 Bugs, exhibition, collaboration project with Niek van Driel (jewellery) and Darius Gunneberg (paintings), The Hague (NL)
1989 Environmental Distortions, exhibition, gallery 33 1/3, Wellington
1992 Two worlds, Containers and Valuables, exhibition, 331/3 Wellington
1993 Two Worlds, a Continuation, exhibition, gallery 33 1/3 Wellington
1996 The same but different, 2nd NZ jewellery Biennial, Dowse Art Museum, Hutt City, Auckland, Dunedin
1996 Festival Jewels, International Festival of the Arts, Wellington
1996 - 2005 Fingers Annual Group Show, Auckland and and
1998 Turangawaewae’ The 3rd NZ Jewellery Biennial, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, 1999 Hawks Bay Museum, Napier
1999 Deep Rings in Fishbowls (1) Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
1999 Deeper Still, rings in fishbowls (2) Eon, Auckland
2000 Millennium exhibition, Masterworks, Auckland
2000 Millennium Medallions, City Gallery, Wellington
2001 - 2002 Grammar: Object and Subject, 4th NZ jewellery biennial, installation: ‘Now Then, Who Owns What’, Dowse Art Museum, Hutt City, Govett Bruster gallery, New Plymouth, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, Otago Museum, Dunedin and Hawks Bay Museum, Napier
2001 - 2004 Guild Unlimited, installation the Reproduction Guild, Craft Victoria, Melbourne (Australia) 2003 Herzfeld gallery, Wellington
2004: the Reproduction Guild (reworked), exhibition sound/jewellery installation, Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North
2002 Where I call home, Quoil, Wellington
2002 - 2005 Greetings from Maori-land, exhibition sound/jewellery installation, Auckland University, Auckland
2004: Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland,
2005: Expressions, Upper Hutt
2003 Shut-Up series: installation KitschORama, Pataka Museum, Porirua (NZ)
2004 Dutch artists in New Zealand’, ‘Acoustic Tile installation’ (with sound), Pataka Museum, Porirua
2004 200 rings exhibition, Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco, USA:, )
2005 Customised, a survey of jewellery, by Peter Deckers, exhibition, Pataka Museum, Porirua
2006 Mourning Jewellery from the Chernobyl collection, a Belarusian travel exhibition, Sherman Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
Publications, events and tutorship (selected highlights):
1980-83 Limit studio and gallery and Atelier Peter Deckers, Rotterdam, Den Briel and The Hague, (NL)
1985 Emigration to New Zealand
1990 – cont Senior tutor (part time), Visual Art department, Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua,,
1993 Deckers, P., Two Worlds, Craft New Zealand, issue 45, pp12-13
1999 Schamroth, H. 100 NZ Craft Artists, Random House New Zealand, Auckland
2001 Big Art trip, TVNZ interview (May)
2004 1000 Rings/ editor; Marthe Le Van, introduction by Robert Ebendorf’, Lark books, New York
2004 Corner K, Wellington, Art news New Zealand, summer 2004, p 21
2005 Baines, R. & Errey, S., JMGA Conference - 'Inherited futures:
technology to trap ideas’, RMIT Press, Melbourne
2005 Spot Line on…Peter Deckers, editorial, House and Garden Magazine, September 2005, p66
2005 Customised, a survey of jewellery, by Peter Deckers, 2005, First Editions, Wellington
2005 Amery M, Jewellery in the Crown, review article, Dominium Post, Wellington 23-09, B16
2006 Jewellery In and Out of context, paper delivered at the JMGA conference, Sydney University,
2006 Jewellery Out of Context (JOC), publication, 2006, First Editions, Wellington
2006 Choices of the hand, a survey of work from New Zealand jeweller Peter Deckers, introduction by Stevan Eldred-Grigg, book, First Editions, Wellington
Curation (selected highlights):
2000 Deep, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt and Deeper Still, Eon, Auckland
2004 – 2006 Jewellery Out of Context (JOC), The Muse, Ultimo, Sydney (organisation),,
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