Curated by Jo Mears, R.A.W (reactions after Wunderrûma) exhibits the work of 32 jewellers during a week long programme of events coinciding with the opening of Wunderrûma, an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and taonga curated by Warwick Freeman and Karl Fristch at Auckland Art Gallery. R.A.W presents raw and conceptual works in a range of materials, including pounamu, gold, silver, bunny poo, rubber, timber, soap, fur, plastic, leather, stone, masking tape, rubbish and found flotsam.
'I think that R.A.W. in a way is a reaction to Wunderrûma, but one of the main themes that permeates through the artists works seems to be more a reaction to Aotearoa New Zealand, to kiwiness and to our turangawaewae.'
Jo Mears, Curator.