Exhibition Overview

Adventurous, playful and provocative, LIKE: An Experiment in Interpretation explores the 'translation' of an object between media: from the physical to the written, and then back to the physical. LIKE takes an object, a writer and a group of jewellers on a rigorous expedition of exploration and interpretation. One object given to Bill Manhire to interpret in verse results in an array of objects in translation. The jewellers have deciphered the text and through their individual interpretation made the resultant objects. The objects are both similar and wildly different raising questions in regard to perception, interpretation and the process of making.

Events @ HBM&AG

Please join us for the opening of the exhibition LIKE: An Experiment in Interpretation @ HBMAG Friday 17 October 2008 at 5.30pm


Stella Chrysostomou will be present at the opening event where she will give a short talk about the exhibition.
This exhibition has been supported by Creative New Zealand, Design Cuisine, Farmgate and Icebox.


A publication is available for purchase from the exhibition or order from icebox. The publication (56 pages) includes all 10 jewellery works, Bill Manhire's poem, an introduction by Augusta Szrak, essays from Stella Chrysostomou & Louise Garrett and a brief written response from the participating artists. The catalogue retails at  $10

re : wordings
@ The Suter, 21st May 2008
poems in response to the like exhibition by nmit poetry students
Click here to read poems