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A New Line

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The Caselberg Trust’s 2010 Art Event – 29 October at the Otago Museum

We matched 8 contemporary jewellers with 8 of New Zealand’s well-known poets to create new work and modelled on the night by 8 Dunedin personalities.

The event was a treat for the senses, listening to the poets give life to their words as they viewed the fine detail of the jewellery on video and being worn by models, all put to a back drop of beautiful music played by guitarist Matt Langley. Peter Hayden kept the crowd amused with introductions both humorous and informative.

The jewellers felt their creations had been elevated to “high art” and the poets had an opportunity to perform their own work to a full house. Many that night came away with a lovely piece of jewellery, a NEW LINE book, poetry badge or print.

We would like to thank our sponsor Beaumont & Bridgmount Optometrists and the DCC Community Arts who made the event and book possible. Thank you to Chard Farm, Greylands Ridge, Headquarters, Quadrant Gallery, and Peter Rae Framing for contributing to the success of the event.

And a big thank you to the artists who helped make A NEW LINE a stunning success:

The Jewellers: Debbie Adamson, Chaim Cleavin, John Z Robinson, David McLeod, Paul McDowell, Chris Idour, Lynn Kelly and Anna Claire Thompson

The Poets: Claire Beynon, David Eggleton, Owen Marshall, Bernadette Hall, Emma Neale, Brian Turner and Sue Wootton

The Models: Barbara Brinsley, Judith Cullen, Sharon Hyndman, Barbara Power, Michelle Chalklin-Sinclair, Cecylia Klobukowska, Steev Peyroux and Jinty MacTavish

Funds raised from the event have gone towards funding artists to reside at the Caselberg Cottage, Broad Bay. Books, poetry badges and prints are still available for purchase.

Pictured: 2 Steve Peyreux modelling David McLeod, 3 Jinty McTavish wearing Anna Claire Thompson, 4 Peter Hayden, Anna Claire Thompson & David Eggleton, 5 Robert West and Claudia Barbarit documentary making, 6 Lynn Kelly and Judith Cullen, 7 Michelle Chalkin-Sinclair with Chris Idour, 8 Chaim Cleavin making minor adjustments, 9 Brian Turner.

Earlier Event: December 5
Hidden Depths
Later Event: December 20
2010 School Poetry Prize