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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?

Bloody Covid!  It’s been definitely a game of 2 halves ( that analogy comes from living with football, round ball , family)  Definitely, being some low times but it has made me realise I am a procrastinator. I have decided that’s not good and so aiming for more proactiveness!

𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠?

Work can be found at;   

Fingers Gallery
The National ( Christchurch)   
Kura Gallery (Taupo) 
Jewel and the Jeweller (New Plymouth)                     
Schmid Gallery ( Martinborough )
Instagram mandyflood2020   
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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