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"Baubles, Bangles and Beads: Australian Contemporary Jewellery"
2006-08-31 until 2006-10-15
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Canberra City, AC,
Baubles, Bangles & Beads: Australian Contemporary Jewellery is a touring exhibition from the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, highlighting the range, quality and inventiveness of Australian contemporary jewellery design. Presenting jewellery borrowed from private collections along side current works by the same artists, the exhibition shares the passion of collecting and celebrates these highly original artists. Baubles, Bangles & Beads: Australian Contemporary Jewellery examines the social relationships that exist between the jeweller and wearer, the wearer and consumer and the created object.
The exhibition of over 90 pieces includes individual items of contemporary Australian jewellery borrowed from 15 private collectors including Penelope Seidler (architect), Anna Volska (actor), Mandy Martin (artist), Margaret Pomeranz (film critic and TV presenter), Paula Dawson (holographic artist) and Ann Lewis AM (arts patron).
The jewellers range from master craftspeople, to mid career artists, to the new generation of younger jeweller/creators and include Carlier Makigawa, Jason Moss, Darani Lewers and Helge Larsen, Barbara Heath, Robyn Gordon and Zara Collins.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour catalogue including an essay by well known author Robert Thompson. The essay examines the contemporary, historic, literary and legendary stories relating to the jeweller’s art, and the collector’s passion and is complemented by photographs by Sharon Hickey.
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