Mandy Flood has been a friend and neighbour for many years. It has been a pleasure watching her practice develop over time.
𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙄 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧? 𝙄𝙨 𝙞𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝘿𝙉𝘼?
Making ever since I can remember. From days of Blue Peter, learning to sew and selling New Romantic shirts out of bed sheets to now.
𝘿𝙤 𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙘𝙧𝙖𝙛𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙤𝙣, 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩?
Call myself a Contemporary Maker since graduating from Unitec in 2012 ( eck 10 years ago)
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙤 𝙄 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚?
I create mainly in the luxury of my own space downstairs at home. Plus side, can wander in do a bit wander out. Minus side, next to the laundry and at home so I get the guilts about not doing the washing, hoovering etcetc.
𝙒𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙖𝙢 𝙄 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩?
Been drawn to Laurie Steer found him on instagram like his ryeness when titling work. Also I came late to the party, but I love Paul Cullens work.
Regarding ‘jewellery’ I always return to a book about Norman Weber when I need some focus. The present show at Pah is a good one to see as it really sums up the twists and turns of intentions and realisations.
𝙃𝙖𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚?
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠?
Work can be found at;
The National ( Christchurch)
Kura Gallery (Taupo)
Jewel and the Jeweller (New Plymouth)
Schmid Gallery ( Martinborough )
Also online at Handshake Project. This is a brilliant mentorship project that is in its 11th year. I am part of the present HS7 group.
Find an interview with Mandy on Creative Matters
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