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Areta Wilkinson, 'Wahine kino' series (3rd of 3)

Areta Wilkinson, 'Wahine kino' series

Jeweller Areta Wilkinson's 'Wahine kino' series comprised miniature metal silhouettes of her own body encased in glass bell jars. They critiqued the display of indigenous cultures in museums and galleries. These two pieces are 'Tena koe/hei konei ra' (2005) and 'Poi girl II' (2006). Both figures are brooches that can be removed from the bell jars and worn.

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Fingers - contemporary New Zealand jewellery
Jewellery by Areta Wilkinson

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How to cite this page:

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft in the 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/45331/areta-wilkinson-wahine-kino-series (accessed 1 August 2021)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014