Artist in Residence: Joel Whitwell

It’s with great pleasure we welcome a new jeweller to the Benjamin Black team.

Joel Whitwell is a 22-year old award winning Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) graduate, and will be with us for the next few months as an artist in residence.

Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Media at NMIT in 2012 and subsequently spent seven months in Auckland in 2013 working on an exhibition to showcase his work after receiving the Masterworks Jewellery Box Award.


Joel has great skills, design flare, creative vision and fantastic energy, so we are rapt to have him here for the next few months working alongside us in the workshop.

“I met Benjamin a couple of years ago, so this is a chance for me to learn from him, gain experience, and refine my skills.”

Joel Whitwell, artist in residence at Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, 176 Bridge Street, Nelson, until March 31, 2013.