February 28, 2014

Fa'amanaia/To Adorn : Press

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Community Art Gallery opened an exhibition last week.
Summer Jewels will run from 21st Feb - 17th March, it brings together a vast collection of New Zealand Contemporary Jewellery pieces. I have a brass pendant included in the show.

Selina Woulfe
Pendant: Future Relic#9.
brass, silk.

February 14, 2014

Fa'amanaia/To Adorn

Opening next wednesday night at Artstation in Ponsonby. Looking forward to it!

"Project coordinator Talia Smith describes 'Fa’amanaia/to adorn' as organic and collaborative, with workshops enabling artists, writers and dancers to explore themes embedded in the exhibition."

Read all about it

This site has become my blog/news feed of upcoming exhibitions etc.
My portfolio website can now be found at www.selinawoulfe.com

November 29, 2013

October 14, 2013


UPDATE: Embodied will now open in Melbourne, late January next year 2014. I will post promotional material for the exhibition as it becomes available.

It's an exhibition I'm particularly excited to be a part of due to it's theme.
I'll have two performance films along with photographs and jewellery objects on display.

"Embodied features diverse work by four contemporary jewellers from Australia, New Zealand and America. Tassia Joannides, Suse Scholem, Rachel Timmins and Selina Woulfe break conventions of wearability, incorporating performance; photography; ephemeral and interactive work as well as object making in their practices. Embodied brings these artists together for the first time to engage unique dialogues on the body."

Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne
Curated by Suse Scholem
Catalogue writings by Dr Kevin Murray and Suse Scholem

March 18, 2013

Klimt02 Interview

I recently became a member of Klimt02. You can view my profile and also read my interview on the website.



February 6, 2013


Mentally and physically preparing for a couple of new performance videos coming up later this year.

January 24, 2013

Speech Bubbles

I'm thrilled to be a part of the exhibition 'Everyone Talks to Everyone', curated by the multi-talented Ane Tonga at The Dowse Art Museum in Wellington NZ.
It opens from Feb 16th - June 9th. Ane is also giving a free Talk & Tour about the show on Sunday 17th, 3pm.

Link: Everyone Talks to Everyone

"Ten artists, 12 artworks, a blend of decorative and contemporary works, a fusion of cultures and perspectives – Everyone is talking to everyone at The Dowse in February with the debut exhibition by 2012 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern, Ane Tonga. In the upstairs Blumhardt Gallery, Tonga mixes it up, juxtaposing new technologies with contemporary objects to show that 'handcrafted' can apply to both digital and traditional artworks. Everyone Talks To Everyone features the work of both emerging and established artists, many with roots in Asia and Polynesia. The exhibition places contrasting artworks alongside one another, asking how, in the digital age, they relate to each other. So often loaded with memory and stories, how do we interpret these objects?" - Text from the media release.


Excited to be exhibiting for the first time in the States...coming up next month, I have some work in 'Fabricated' at Target Gallery, Alexandria USA. Feb 2 - March 3.

"Target Gallery presents Fabricated, an all-media exhibition featuring wearable art – individually designed pieces of handmade clothing and jewelry that are each unique artistic creations. Juried by Rachel Timmins, the exhibition has work by nineteen artists from six countries, showcasing what wearable art artists are creating all over the world today."
"Some of the pieces may not obviously fall in to just one category of Fashion or Art. Such is the case with New Zealand-based artist Selina Woulfe, who’s piece at first may be viewed as a delicate brooch, but with a closer examination reveals this small, wearable sculpture is asking the viewer to consider social, cultural, and religious rituals surrounding the body." - text from the Target Gallery press release.

Click the link below for more info. The exhibition will also be online from Feb 2nd.


-Only wish I could be there to meet the other artists. The above image of Mallory Weston's work is fantastic!

November 25, 2012

Warts... and all

Seborrheic Keratoses brooch 2012, sterling silver, polymer clay flesh(burned), surgical steel pin.

Part of a new series. I pierced this to my own chest the other week...it's an odd experience, but the pain is fleeting which makes it bearable.

Paper Clipping

A cropped shot of some old work of mine was printed in Melbourne's Herald Sun in September(16.09.12). I think the point was to sensationalize the article...anyway it mentions an exhibition - Embodied, which I'll be taking part in next year with Suse Scholem & Tassia Joannides. Looking forward to it!

For more info on the exhibition see this website:


June 8, 2012


A small glimpse at the series currently being developed, the working title is Untitled(flesh).


Thrilled to be one of the ten artists selected to be featured in the Galleria section of the latest Threaded Magazine!


February 18, 2012


a Silvergraft brooch at Jemposium in Wellington, NZ.
The international contemporary jewellery symposium was held over 10th-13th Feb 2012. It is now a week later and everything that was discussed, fought over and laughed about is still being processed!


Photograph by Sandy Connon.

February 16, 2012


Very excited to be included in this!

On Jewellery :A Compendium of International Contemporary Art Jewellery
Written by Liesbeth den Besten. Arnoldsche Art Publishers 2011

"Although the forms of Selina Woulfe's grafts are inspired by the mesh and fragile pattern of the human skin, the antagonism between body and decoration was never illustrated more effectively." -Liesbeth den Besten, On Jewellery.

January 24, 2012

Experiments I

Just sharing a study of a vintage baking tin using clay-maché and injection wax.
Clay-maché impressions. Reminds me of fossils or dental impressions of an other-worldly creature.

January 23, 2012


...here's a picture of a beautiful evening in Huia. I'm very lucky to be from this (some-what) sleepy bay.

May 17, 2010

Experiential Jewellery

Experiential Jewellery 2008 is my graduate project. Made with sterling silver, and surgical steel. Photography & suspension hook courtesy of Nic Fletcher. Worn by myself and fellow jeweller, Gillian Deery. Once the body’s borders are determined by the individual; cold, prickly jewellery becomes a device. Challenging sensory boundaries whilst integrating the body & object with the mind. The film footage of this project was shown in Best in Show 2009 at Objectspace Gallery in Ponsonby.

Link to Objectspace

Maurice Merleau-Ponty French Philosopher 1908-1961 saw the body as a means to experience the world. “My body is the fabric into which all objects are woven, and it is, at least in relation to the percieved world, the general instrument of my comprehension.”

Objet petit a

"In the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, objet petit a stands for the unattainable object of desire..the imaginary part-object, an element which is imagined as separable from the rest of the body...It is the object of desire which we seek in the other."