Moray Gallery

Rainer Beneke

I was born in Hamburg, Germany, graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 and worked the following five years as a design engineer. After traveling extensively, I moved to New Zealand in 1984, becoming a citizen in 1990.

That same year, I began training as a jeweller - firstly with Blair Smith, Goldsmith, and the following year, I completed the first year of the Craft Design programme at Otago Polytechnic School of Art. In 1992, I established my jewellery studio at Cambrian, near St. Bathans in Central Otago. The vast open space of Central Otago remains the core of my inspiration. In 1998, I joined Ann Culy in her jewellery workshop/gallery Lure, situated in the heart of Dunedin, in close proximity to excellent cafes. I have exhibited extensively in group and solo shows through out New Zealand.


Ring $14800.00 Ring $4800.00 Ring $6400.00 Pendant $1880.00 Earrings $1800.00 Pendant $1400.00 Pendant $700.00 Pendant $640.00 Pendant $800.00 Ring $2640.00 Ring $1060.00 Ring $3800.00 Ring $840.00 Earrings $1240.00 Ring $980.00 Earrings $2400.00 Necklace $1280.00 Ring $580.00 Ring $360.00 Earrings $280.00 Pendant $1600.00 Pendant $980.00 Pendant $620.00 Pendant $440.00 Earrings $2600.00