Jessica Winchcombe Resume 2012

Jessica Winchcombe


“My passion has all ways been in the exploration of media.
Leading me to complete a Bachelor in visual Arts majoring in Jewellery in 2010 at Whitireia Polytechnic, receiving the 2011 Graduate Fingers Award, for best in show. This combined with being invited to be a part of the Handshake Mentoring project has made an exiting start to a colorful journey. Allowing me to exhibit in amazing galleries and do collaborations with amazing talented artists all over the world.I am currently based in Queenstown New Zealand were i have my studio overflowing with fresh ideas as i work on my scheduled 2012-13 exhibitions.

2012 “Jemisium” Master class Royal Academy of fine art New Zealand
2012 Handshake Toi Panoko gallery Wellington
2012”the girl with the pearl Knees” Performance dancing for 3 hours with perl kney pads flying every were stealing the attention of the crowd at the after party of Jemposium Havana Bar Wellington.
2012 Whitireia Promotion exhibition Performance centre Wellington
2012 “half full or overflowing” Queenstown New Zealand
2011 “The found and the restless” Invercargle New Zealand
2011 “the Secret bloom”New Balance gallery Berlin
2011 Jewellery showcase Wellington New Zealand
2011 Fingers group show Auckland
2011 Marzee Graduate Exhibition Holland
2011 Fingers Award exhibition
2011 “Handshake” 20/17 Sydney Australia
2011 “one of one” - solo exhibition - Thistle Hall Gallery,Wellington.
2010 “ Labor for Love” The Deckers collection Wellington New Zealand
2010 “the Blues and beyond” Gorilla gift project Private Warehouse Dinner party Wellington2010 “Fingers best in show Award” for graduate works.
2010 “Driven” Graduate group exhibition Pataka gallery Porirua
2010 “Gorilla showing” In the royal academy of fine art Munich Germany
2010 “Embellish yourself” Solo Jewellery Exhibition Thistle Hall Gallery Wellington (guest curator Lisa Walker)
2010 Performance Video “a long way from Home” Port Nue Irland
2010 “Gift exchange” Exhibition 20/17 gallery Sydney Australia
2009 “Group showcase” at the National Jewellery show Sky City convention centre Auckland
2009 “Mid Right Left and Centre” Quadrant gallery Dunedin
2009 “Pao Pao” Guest Performance Jewellery show at Chris Apisi’s Fashion event Porirua.
2008 “Its got a good ring to it”Group exhibition Porirua
2008 “Multiplies”Group Jewellery exhibition Tamirillo gallery Wellington
2008 “Origins” Group Jewellery exhibition Pataka Museum and gallery Education

2012 Master class workshop with Karl Fritch
2010-2012 Part of the Handshake project with Mentor Warwick Freeman
2008 - 2010 Whitireia Polytechnic Porirua, Bachelor Applied Arts, Contemporary Jewellery major.
2008 Volume Object Conference Napier New Zealand
2008 - 2010 Master workshops with - Lisa Walker, Renee Bevin, Warwick Freeman, Octavia Cook, Linna Marsh, Andrea Daily.
2006 Gold and silversmithing summer school in (Julia and Stefans) Brighton England
2004 Silversmithing summer school at Windsor art school Brisbane Australia
2000 Foundation Visual Arts certificate