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Jens Hansen Designer chosen for national exhibition


Although many of you will know him as our chief jewelery designer, Thorkild Hansen is also a passionate silversmith and creator of larger format works such as this hand-raised copper vessel. Thorkild and a select group of regional artists have been chosen to represent the arts of Nelson at a special exhibition in Wellington the capital of New Zealand.

Thorkild Hansen hard at work preparing for the FINE exhibition.


fine: contemporary nelson art and design, an exhibition showcasing the breadth and excellence of Nelson's creative sector, will be staged during the 2005 Montana World of WearableArt Awards in Wellington's Shed 11.

The exhibition will run from 24 September to 2 October and will feature 28 Nelson artists and designers working with photography, furniture, painting, ceramics, glass art, jewellery and sculpture.


fine will present works by well established Nelson artists such as Austin Davies, Jane Evans, Ola Hoglund, and Craig Potton alongside furniture designers such as David Haig and Mike Hindmarsh and younger artists Daniel Allen, Kay van Dyk, Thorkild Hansen, and Issac Ibbotson.

Click here for full press release about the fine exhibition.

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*Jens Hansen – Gold & Silversmith is the designer and maker of The Movie Ring (the rings made for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies), the ONE Ring(s) (made exclusively for Weta Workshop under their license from Warner Bros.) and The Jens Hansen Replica Ring (the replica rings available from Jens Hansen – Gold & Silversmith). Jens Hansen is not otherwise authorised, endorsed, affiliated or otherwise associated with Tolkein Enterprises, The Saul Zaentz Company (owner of the trade marks LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT and THE ONE RING), New Line Productions or Warner Bros.

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