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Jane Dodd Jewellery

Episode:20Te Papa Collection:Art and Photography

Suggested curriculum levels:3 – 6

Curriculum connections:English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing, The Arts: Understanding the Arts in Context

Description:The three little pigs are not only the stuff of stories before bedtime. They're the inspiration for contemporary jeweller Jane Dodd.

Questions for students

  1. Describe the bracelet and the items on it in your own words. What is it made of? What does it represent to you?
  2. Describe the three rings, including how they are made and what each one represents. What is your opinion of the set?
  3. Do you agree or disagree that the artist, Jane Dodd, has 'extended the fairy tale' in her work? Give your reasons.
  4. Why do you think Te Papa chose to add these items as part of its 'commitment to craft artists in New Zealand'?
  5. Compare Dodd's work with that of another New Zealand jeweller or craft artist. Use the 'Comparisons' response template to record your ideas.

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