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EXPO ‘Pieces of Fate’ – Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne (AU) – 24 Mai-2 Juill. 2011

 Have you ever come across a piece of jewellery, and thought to yourself, this must have been made for me… And there it was, just sitting there, quite simply, waiting to be found.


Pieces of Eight Gallery presents Pieces of Fate, a group exhibition of exquisite handcrafted pendants. Drawing inspiration from Professor Robert Baines, who coined the term, the exhibition includes works from 37 of the gallery’s represented artists who broadly explore the idea of an objects fate. Within the pendants various manifestations lay inherent intentions, purposes and appeal; an unquestionable right to exist. What then becomes its destiny?
Historically, pendants have provided all kinds of meaning and perceived powers for the wearer. Pieces of Fate explores how the modern day pendant can tell a story, possess magical powers or provide particular protection to an individual. It playfully engages with conversations about how materials, symbols and personal concepts give power or inscribe meaning to a piece of jewellery, and consequently how this may cause it to potentially determine its wearer.
With the making of each pendant, the artist was asked to record who or what the pendant may be for. This confidential text travels with the piece as a secret exchange between the creator and wearer of the pendant. As Kevin Murray states in his essay about the exhibition, « These incantations represent an important step forward in the restoration of jewellery power. They’re more than reflections on the personal inspiration of the jeweller. They also anticipate how the pendants will be experienced by the wearer. »


Participating artists
Bridget Bodenham — Cesar Cueva — Cinnamon Lee — Craig Spark — David Parker — Djurdjica Kesic — Dougal Haslem –  Elfrun LachJin-Ah Jo — Justine Austen — Karla Way — Katie Jacobs, — Katrina Freene — Katrina Tyler — Krista McRae — Lucy Folk — Marcus Foley — Mark Edgoose — Melinda Young — Meredith Turnbull — Nadja Soloviev — Natalia Milosz-Piekarska — Nicky Hepburn — Nina Oikawa — Nina Ellis — Pennie JagielloPeta Kruger — Raymond de Zwart — Shimara Carlow — Sian Edwards — Sim Luttin — Steffi Kalina — Tamara Dixon — Teresa Lane — Tessa Blazey — Tim Fleming — Zoe Crowder

 Meredith Turnbull, Nadja Soloviev, Tim Fleming, Marcus Foley, Mark Edgoose From left:  Meredith Turnbull, Nadja Soloviev, Tim Fleming, Marcus Foley, Mark Edgoose

EXPO 'Pieces of Fate' - Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne (AU) - 24 Mai-2 Juill. 2011 dans Australie (AU) blank fate_main_large dans Cinnamon LEE (AU)Katrina Freene, Zoe Crowder, Lucy Folk, Craig Sparks, David Parker

fate_large2 dans Djurdjica KESIC (AU)
From left: Tessa Blazey “Geo neckpiece”– Bridget Bodenham “In Spirit” — Teresa Lane “The weight of a large bird falling”

fate_large3 dans Elfrun LACH (DE)
From left: Katie Jacobs “Memento mori” — Shimara Carlow “Yin and Yang” — Djurdjica Kesic “An amulet for a traveller” – Sim Luttin “Ode to Craft”

fate_large4 dans Exposition/Exhibition
From left: Justine Austen “Beauty and the Beast” — Steffi Kalina “Time Piece” — Dougal Haslem “The Crossing”

fate_large6 dans Gal. Pieces of Eight (AU)
From left:  Elfrun Lach “Universal Amulet” — Jin-Ah Jo “For the monkey, rat and dragon” –  Natalia Milosz-Piekarska “Instrument” of Divination” 




Pieces of Eight Gallery
28 Russell Place
VIC 3000 – Melbourne
Telephone: +613 9497 8121



Decouverte : Jin-Ah JO – lines between Korea and Australia

Classé dans : COUP DE COEUR,Craft Victoria (AU),Jin-Ah JO (S.KR),Korea (KR) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:04

Jin-Ah JO is a contemporary jeweller who lives and works in Melbourne. Born in South Korea, she moved to Australia in 2000 and her works addresses the migration experience and the difficulty of cross-cultural experience related to communication. Her works explore cultural identity in terms of the meaning and physical forms of Korean and English by making wearable objects. After finishing her Masters of Fine Art at Monash University, she has participated in group and solo exhibitions including « Moved » (Migration Museum, Adelaide, 2008), « Perspective » (Craft Victoria, 2009) and « Precious Pendants »(Object, 2009-2010). She presented a solo exhibition in Perth, « Cross Cultural Project » as part of the 2010 JMGA conference. The material she uses include mild steel, perforated mild steel, plastic tubes, square chenir, Korean paper, English newspaper, acrylic, magnets, and silver. Her works are exhibited in Pieces of Eight (Melbourne) and Workshop Bilk (Canberra) (Craft Victoria)


my first visual language is Korean which is very geometric and the process of geometric expression is sometimes harmonious or contradictory.  Harmonious aspects include concepts like construction, symmetry, arrangement or refinement.  Contradictory aspects incorporates ideas of deconstruction, asymmetry, confusions or disorder which may appear unconventional in terms of jewellery design‘. (Jin-Ah JO)

self portrait
Jin-Ah JO
self portrait‘ pendant: silver925, oxydised silver, nylon, acrylic – 2010

Pendant m, 'In my mother's tongue' 
Jin-Ah JOPendant ‘In my mother’s tongue‘ – 2010 -silver 925, oxidised silver, plastic tube, acrylic nylon, magazine paper, Korean paper, mild steel - (Photographer: Andrew Barcham)

Go on
Jin-Ah JO‘Go on’ pendant – silver925, oxydised silver, acrylic, English newspaper, nylon, acrylic, plastic tube   2010


Go on (back)
Jin-Ah JO‘Go on’ pendant  (back)

Pendant q
Jin-Ah JO« He said that… » necklace- silver925, Korean paper, acrylic, nylon- 2010

  Pendant d, (fighting)
Jin-Ah JO Pendant ‘fighting’, 2009 - silver 925, acrylic, nylon - (Photo Andrew Barcham)

Pendant e, (peace)
Jin-Ah JOPendant ‘peace’, 2009 - silver 925, acrylic, nylon - Photographer: Andrew Barcham

sky and wind(하늘,바람-from the poetry)
Jin-Ah JO‘sky and wind’ (하늘,바람-from the poetry) brooch – oxydised silver, Korean paper, acrylic, steel- 2010


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