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Australian University displaying Pacific jewellery

Australian University displaying Pacific jewellery

Updated 14 February 2012, 12:21 AEDT

An Australian University is show casing live jewellery from the Pacific.

The exhibition "Joyaviva", on display at RMIT in Melbourne describes live jewellery as a device for sharing hopes and fears by jewellers whose focus is the world outside the gallery.

One of the artists with her work on display is Areta Wilkinson, a Maori contemporary jeweller who lives near Christchurch.

Using brooches, plastic buckets, satin, and supermarket items, her work aims to help residents from the Maori community of Rapaki affected by the major Christchurch earthquakes.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Areta Wilkinson, Maori contemporary jeweller

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