Contemporary jeweller Fran Carter presented her solo exhibition MOOP - Matter Out Of Place: November 20th - December 12th. Carter spent one year as Toi Pōneke’s: Whitireia artist-in-resident in 2015, her research was based within the tryst between value and function. Carter's practice utilises the casting process to transform discarded materials, found objects collected from city streets, sea shores and elsewhere. The ephemera is then reinvented as playful and vivid new pieces of jewellery for the body.
Domestic In Nature, a solo exhibition of contemporary jewellery designed and made by Fran Carter, made in response to the nature and role of domestic life in modern times.
Fran says - The nature of the domestic has been of relevance to me since day one,from how we are raised,to the roles we are expected to perform. I believe finding ways to bring joy to whatever you do, no matter how menial the task can help us to make peace with our situation
The exhibition gave viewers the opportunity to view contemporary jewellery objects, made from plastic bags, bread tags and recycled aluminium teapots and pans. Classic kiwi staples from the kitchen. Carter had employed specialist techniques, such as carving and casting in hard and soft wax.
Born WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND
Fran Carter was born in Wellington 1984 and has a history in design which stems back to her childhood memories of making outfits for herself and her Barbie’s from old pantyhose an aunt would send her.
In 2012 Fran took up studies with Whitireia NZ and in 2014, graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Arts majoring in contemporary jewellery.
In 2015 she was the recipient of the Whitireia Toi Pōneke artist in residence award, whilst completing her Graduate Diploma in Applied Arts.