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~ Rainer Beneke

~ Rainer Beneke

Hamburg, Germany, (b. 1954)

~ Our first jewellery in our history ~ and it’s an absolute ripper! ~ Dunedin based Rainer Beneke has delivered a magical show ~ inspired by the work of Iain Cheesman

Rainer is a goldsmith, having trained in Dunedin in the early 1990’s with Blair Smith and at the Otago Polytechnic School of Art. He’s always had a fascination for metals, particularly silver and gold and the ductile properties of these noble metals make him see them as ‘liquid’ – and he likes to ‘push’ them into place (with a hammer and anvil, of course).

Rainer Beneke
Rainer Beneke

~ Works

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VIV-1973

'A Lap to Haven and Back' , 2004

Forged bead, fine silver, polyester cord
60 x 60 x 20mm

VIV-1972

'Love Poem' , 2019

Forged tetrahedron, fine silver, fine gold rivet, polyester cord, 18 carat gold toggle
22 x 22 x 5mm

SOLD
VIV-1971

'You Live You Sleep' , 2019

Forged tetrahedron, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
10 x 70 x 10mm

VIV-1970

'The Big Repeat' , 2019

Forged disc, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
48 x 48 x 2mm

VIV-1969

'Heads Tails' , 2019

Forged disc, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
44 x 44 x 2mm

VIV-1968

'Traffic' , 2019

Forged tetrahedron, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
34 x 45 x 5mm

VIV-1967

'Mynas and Millenials' , 2019

Forged disc, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
44 x 44 x 2mm

VIV-1966

'Pillow' , 2019

Forged bead, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
40 x 40 x 15mm

VIV-1965

'Money' , 2019

Forged disc, fine gold, diamond, polyester cord, 22 carat gold toggles
35 x 35 x 2mm

VIV-1964

'ZENLIKEMEN' , 2019

Forged disc, fine silver, polyester cord, sterling silver toggles
44 x 44 x 2mm

VIV-1963

'BOOM' , 2019

Forged disc, fine silver, fine gold rivets, polyester cord, 18 carat gold toggle
55 x 55 x 2mm

~ Rainer Beneke Films

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Wayne Youle

~ HERE I give Thanks

We’re delighted to welcome Wayne Youle ~ to The Vivian for his first ever solo show with us ~ in conjunction with Suite Gallery in Wellington.

19 Oct – 1 Dec, 2019

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