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13/06/2011

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.

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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
Australia
Telephone: +613 9497 8121

website: www.piecesofeight.com.au
mail: marketing@piecesofeight.com.au

09/06/2011

BLACK is BEAUTIFUL – Karla WAY

Classé dans : Australie (AU),COUP DE COEUR,Karla WAY (AU) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:09

Melbourne jeweller Karla Way, renowned for her dark, mysterious and archeologically ambiguous work

Employing both traditional and modern materials, both naturally occurring and man made, Karla makes jewellery, art object and vessels. She is interested in the transformative ability of materials and draws inspiration from the extensive pre/history of jewellery, hollowware and personal object. Representing elements of the natural world and reflecting our relationship with it, her pieces examine the intersection of nature and material culture.

Karla’s recent work for an exhibition titled Bad Beasts Do Not Harm Me (with Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, sept-oct 2010 at Craft Victoria) references ancient forms that have universally been used for protection and deflecting bad luck. Way is exploring the possibility of objects to transcend their physical and utilitarian purposes, (such as becoming powerful emotional and psychological tools) through the investigation of the transformative capabilities of materials.

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Karla Way- « Good Hunter » Pendant – Polyurethane resin, nylon cord

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Karla WayGood Hunter Pendant -  (worn)

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Karla Way« Hunter and hunted »

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Karla Way‘Suspended Container 1′

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Karla WayPieces of Eight Piece of the Day- 2011

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Karla WayPieces of Eight Piece of the Day- 2011 (worn) [KWay.EnTropicalKingdom.JPG]
Karla Way« Entropical Kingdom Pendant » – Perspex, Sterling silver, cubic Zirconia, Ruby Crystal, Silk Thread 2009

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Karla WayFlask for That Air -  perspex, copper, jarrah, sterling silver, silk cord  – 2008

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Karla Way(Object to be) Suspended Timelines 2 – perspex, polyeurythane resin, sterling silver, cotton  2008 (Photo: Jeremy Dillon)

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Karla Way(Object to be) Supended Timelines 1 – perspex, polyeurythane resin, sterling silver, silk cord 2008

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Karla Way(Object to be) Supended Timelines

10/03/2011

EXPO ‘Australian Jewelry TOPOS’ – Gallery Loupe, Montclair (New Jersey, US) – 10 Mars-2 Avril 2011

« The theme of « topos » (place) is explored through a diverse and fascinating group of jewelry objects. The group will be joined by Professor Elizabeth Grierson, Head of the School of Art, RMIT University, and Professor Robert Baines, PhD, Postgraduate Coordinator of the Gold and Silversmithing Department.
“Jewelry is a bearer of cultural and historical meaning and memory. In particular it is concerned with the relations of those meanings with the personal and urban settings, acting as a way of defining and interpreting ‘topos’ (meaning ‘of place’, Greek). The concern of this jewelry research is to recognise and explore the ways the jewelry artefact opens our engagement with, and understanding of, the personal and external places we inhabit. Jewelry conveys settings of human identity and presence as well as external settings such as urban spaces and ‘topos’ takes on a broader significance as place itself becomes an expanded notion. Jewelry Topos explores the ways jewelry engages with our understanding of the physical and metaphorical places we inhabit.”
 » Professor Robert Baines

 Topos (Dougal Haslem – the elephant & the umbrella ring)

Artists:
Katherine BrunacciRobert BainesElfrun LachAnita Van Doorn — Dougal Haslem — Julie Mitchell — Karla Way –  Kirsten HaydonLucy HearnMel MillerNatalia Milosz-Piekarska — Nicholas Bastin — Nina Oikawa — Penelope Pollard — Renee UgazioLinda Hughes — Christopher Earl Milbourne — Nicole Polentas.

  Lucy Hearn Lucy Hearn

 Natalia Milosz-Piekarksa Natalia Milosz-Piekarksa

Contemporary Art Jewelry by

Nicole PolentasNicole Polentas

Contemporary Art Jewelry by

Kirsten Haydon Kirsten Haydon

Linda HuguesLinda Hugues

Robert BainesRobert Baines

Contemporary Art Jewelry by

Renee UgazioRenée Ugazio

 

Gallery Loupe
50 Church Street
NJ 07042 – Montclair/ New Jersey
United States
Telephone: 973.744.0061
Fax: 973.744.0062
website: www.galleryloupe.com
mail: contact@galleryloupe.com

 

 

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