« 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
(Dougal Haslem – the elephant & the umbrella ring)
Katherine Brunacci — Robert Baines — Elfrun Lach — Anita Van Doorn — Dougal Haslem — Julie Mitchell — Karla Way – Kirsten Haydon — Lucy Hearn — Mel Miller — Natalia Milosz-Piekarska — Nicholas Bastin — Nina Oikawa — Penelope Pollard — Renee Ugazio — Linda Hughes — Christopher Earl Milbourne — Nicole Polentas.