Schmetterlinge Rising, Allpress studio, Auckland

by Mia Straka in


New solo show coming up fast in Auckland City 8-19 July, opening night 9 July 5:30-7:30pm all welcome!

This exhibition is led by ideas of transformation, reusing/reconstructing waste materials and disused objects to create adornment for the Anthropocene. Jewellery and objects made during last year’s artist residency in Berlin are juxtaposed with work made with the same ethos back in NZ, informed by an intuitive response to environment and personal experience.  Schmetterlinge translates as butterflies, referring to the massive changes required imminently as a global community moving towards environmental sustainability, adapting to mass population movements and climate change.   Despite the heaviness of both historical context and our current precipitous position, the work displays a wry sense of humour and colourful outbursts, finding my own ways to move forward with hope, joy and wonder at life and the power of nature to overcome, one way or the other.

This exhibition is led by ideas of transformation, reusing/reconstructing waste materials and disused objects to create adornment for the Anthropocene. Jewellery and objects made during last year’s artist residency in Berlin are juxtaposed with work made with the same ethos back in NZ, informed by an intuitive response to environment and personal experience.

Schmetterlinge translates as butterflies, referring to the massive changes required imminently as a global community moving towards environmental sustainability, adapting to mass population movements and climate change.

Despite the heaviness of both historical context and our current precipitous position, the work displays a wry sense of humour and colourful outbursts, finding my own ways to move forward with hope, joy and wonder at life and the power of nature to overcome, one way or the other.