This beautiful Wharenui pounamu brooch with silver and gold detail was hand made by Neil Adcock.
Wharenui is the Māori name for a meeting house or large house which is the main building of a marae where guests are accommodated. It is an important place and significant symbolism is placed on carvings and tukutuku panels.
Neil was born 1957 in Aotearoa - New Zealand. He attended Wellington School of Design and his early works were exhibited in the National Art Gallery, Wellington. Neil is a self-taught jeweller and sculptor and has a passion for using and bringing together earthly and local materials such as kauri copal/gum, (New Zealand amber), pounamu.
Neil's designs are bold and contemporary. His work has been shown both locally and internationally including the 2018 Venice Biennale where his work was showcased by New Zealand’s Representative, Lisa Reihana.
Size: 5 x 5.5 x 1cm (includes a hand-made sterling silver backing pin)
Made in New Zealand