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A conversation with Beatrice Brovia and Nicolas Cheng who are visiting New Zealand on Blumhardt Foundation’s inaugural residency at the Pah Homestead.

Come and learn more about these two influential and innovative contemporary jewellers.

If you were lucky enough to catch the exhibition of their work at Objectspace, then we are sure you will be interested to hear these two artists talk about their practice.

Conversation Piece, a collaborative practice initiated in 2011 by artists Beatrie Brovia and Nicolas Cheng, is a hands-on study on interconnectedness and interdependency, and an ongoing reflection on making together across differences, through conversation, misunderstanding and friction.

Beatrice Brovia (Italy/Sweden) and Nicolas Cheng (Hong Kong/Sweden) are jewellery artists, researchers and cross-disciplinary makers based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Brovia received a BSc in Interior Architecture from Politecnico di Milano, and an MFA in Jewellery and Corpus from Konstfack, in 2009; since 2013 she has been working as lecturer on art jewellery at Ädellab, Konstfack, where she is currently head of the Bachelor Program.

Cheng graduated with a BA from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2006, and earned his MFA in Jewellery and Corpus from Konstfack in 2010. In 2019, he obtained his PhD in Crafts from the University of Gothenburg.