XIV FLORENCE BIENNALE 2023
23rd October 2023
Guess What? If you're not following me on instagram, you've missed out on some incredible news.
I WON GOLD! The 'Lorenzo il Magnifico' first prize award for jewellery art and design. What an incredible moment!
Seeing my necklace celebrated as a piece of art in such a competitive space is truly special. Thanks to all who backed me in crowdfunding, along with my self belief and family's support.
This success isn't just mine and I hope it ignites inspiration in others to chase their dreams with courage and determination.
Big thanks to everyone who supported me! Xxxxx.
Receiving gold was a delightful validation and recognition of my expertise, not just in jewellery but in the realm of art and design.
Whenever you're around, do drop by my shop in the beautiful rural Upper Moutere, Tasman, New Zealand. You'll find my winning necklace proudly displayed alongside the stunning accompanying jewellery suite, with my impressive Gold 'Lorenzo il Magnifico' award.
This win is a game changer for my career, and I'm shouting it from the rooftops! Please share the news far and wide. My creations are evolving into even more stunning pieces, so stay in the loop by following me on Instagram: staceywhalejewellery, Facebook: Stacey Whale Jewellery and YouTube: Stacey Whale Jewellery.
And someday, I hope that I will be graced by your presence in my shop and I'd love nothing more than to have created an exquisite piece of jewellery that resonates with your soul's song, speaking volumes to you and you alone.
With love and high energy,
Crowdfunding - Yes We Made It!
4th June 2023
Thank you to all the wonderful, amazing people who supported my crowdfunding campaign. What a success! With your support I managed to raise $20,035 to go towards my Italy project. I am feeling on top of the world. Your belief in me and your support brings me to tears.
Thanks to you, I will pass through the gateway of Fortezza da Basso and enter the XIV Florence Biennale in October this year. It's so excting, I can't wait!
I am so excited to share this experience and journey with you all. And if you would like to read more about my endeavors, there are two current online articles available:
'The Big Idea - The Low Down' (I am featured in the fifth article down):
'The Parkin Prize: Artist of the Week':
With so much love, joy and gratitude
THIS IS IT......CRUNCH TIME!
3rd June 2023
There are only 31 hours left, to support my crowdfunding campaign and with contributions I'll be on my way to Florence to participate at the XIV edition of the FlorenceBiennale. It's so very exciting!!!!!
Thank you for believing in me!
Your lovely words of encouragement and unwavering support touch my heart and often bring tears to my eyes. Here are just a few of the beautiful words spoken in support of my endeavour:Here are a few of the wonderful, supportive public statements from generous donors:'
'Proud to be part of this exciting project'.
'So proud of you. Decades of hard work'.
'Let's get you there, Stacey. Best of luck'.
'So excited for you Stacey, so we'll deserved'.
'You’re amazing Stace! Congratulations and good luck❤️'.
'This is such great recognition of your abilities - well done!'
I'm excited to be a part of this bold and beautiful project'.
'So close Stace. We do hope you get there as you so deserve it'.
'You're a rare gem - so much integrity, commitment and passion'.
'An amazing journey for an incredibly talented artist - best of luck!'
'Stacey Whale is a marvellous jeweller and deserves to win'.
'We should support Stacey and other creators of beautiful works of art'.
'Congratulations on your fantastic achievement we are all very proud of you'.
Your support is truly amazing and will get me there! Visit:
to contribute and become a part of my incredible journey. All donations will qualify for a tax rebate of 33%.
The Florence Biennale, is the major contemporary art and design exhibition in Florence where it is regarded as an outstanding showcase of international contemporary art and design production. The event celebrates and features renowned designers and artists from all over the world who are selected to exhibit their work. It offers a platform for recognition, competition, and celebration of artistic excellence and cultural contributions.
Participating exhibitors have the opportunity to compete for prestigious awards. These awards include the ‘Lorenzo il Magnifico’ International Award for Art and the ‘Leonardo da Vinci Award’ for Design, both conferred by an international jury. In addition to these awards, there are other special accolades that exhibitors can vie for.
The Florence Biennale also presents the 'Lorenzo il Magnifico Lifetime Achievement Award' for Art and the 'Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award' for Design. These prestigious awards honor individuals who have achieved remarkable artistic accomplishments and have made significant cultural contributions. Previous recipients include notable figures like Vivienne Westwood, Ferrari & Pininfarina.
This could be me in October 2023. Thank you so so very much for believing in me and helping me to get me there!
HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN
1st May 2023
I am thrilled to announce that my latest exquisite contemporary necklace has been accepted for the XIV Florence Biennale 2023, a prestigious contemporary art and design exhibition in Florence, Italy.
My exhibit will feature a beautiful piece of wearable art - a mesmerising and elaborate collar made of yellow gold and white diamonds, exclusively created for the event. "I am proud to have the opportunity to showcase it internationally and compete for the esteemed 'Leonardo da Vinci Design Award' and other special awards."
I am an acclaimed award-winning jewellery artist based in Tasman, New Zealand. I have made a name for myself as a dynamic and innovative force in the world of jewellery design, spending many years with passion and dedication developing new and innovative ways to incorporate originality and brilliance into my artistic practice. I am deeply committed to using my creativity to make a positive impact on the world, and my work has been recognized both nationally and internationally.
Although this is a significant accomplishment I cannot achieve it alone. To participate in this nine-day exhibition, from 14th to 22nd October 2023 at the Fortezza Da Basso in Florence, Italy, I am seeking financial support. Your contribution will help cover the expenses of the exhibition, including travel, accommodation and related costs, and marketing material.
By contributing to my project, you will help make it happen and become a part of my exciting journey, help me develop my artistry and brand, and move my business forward while also assisting me in realising my dream. You are also enabling me to create fearless, bold pieces without financial concern and to focus on my passion for crafting significant unique sculptural jewellery pieces. Furthermore, your contribution will play a critical role in promoting New Zealand's contemporary art and design on an international level.
My crowdfunding campaign on the 'BOOSTED' website runs until 4th June 2023. Your contribution, regardless of its size, can have a significant impact, so I kindly ask you to consider donating to support my cause. I would be incredibly grateful for your help.
By clicking this link you will go directly to my 'Boosted' Campagn Page.
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I would like to thank you in advance for your support. Together, we can propel my business forward and gain invaluable exposure to an international audience.