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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

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Monique Lacey

~ Bipartiss Solucius

This is Monique’s third show with us, and it's her most powerful yet. Utilising apparently destructive gestures in order to create the work, the tensions between surface and form, image and object, playfully blur the line between sculpture and painting.

5 – 24 Oct 2020

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