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11/07/2013

EXPO ‘Romancing the Stone’ – Pieces of Eight Gallery , Melbourne (AU) – 9 juill.-17 Aout 2013

« Tessa Blazey: Romancing the Stone » - Pieces of Eight Gallery (Melbourne, Australia)

"Tessa Blazey: Romancing the Stone" - Pieces of Eight Gallery (Melbourne, Australia) 09-Jul-2013 - 17-Aug-2013 website: www.piecesofeight.com.au

‘Romancing the Stone’ is an exhibition exploring Melbourne jeweller Tessa Blazey’s ongoing love affair with minerals and gemstones. As she explains, “I am continually captivated by the exquisite geometry of mineral specimens. When I look at these crystalline forms I experience a shift in scale. Like Alice, I am transported down the rabbit hole into their miniature world. I imagine myself immersed in a diamondiferous landscape glinting beauty”.

In this exhibition Blazey explores the geometric structures and landscapes of crystal and mineral specimens through mimicry and transformation. Utilizing raw curiously cut and mounted stones she frames each piece to mimic the stone that inspired it. To individualise each piece within the context of its miniature wonderland, Blazey has personified each piece by naming them after an iconic heroine.

 Tessa Blazey Ring: Luna 18ct white gold, 0.57ct Ceylon blue sapphireTessa Blazey Ring: Luna 18ct white gold, 0.57ct Ceylon blue sapphire

Tessa Blazey Earrings: Uhura 9ct yellow gold, oxidised sterling silver, cast fluorite
 Tessa Blazey Earrings: Uhura 9ct yellow gold, oxidised sterling silver, cast fluorite
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Tessa Blazey ‘Nyx’ Ring: 18ct yellow gold, trilliant cut parti coloured sapphire

Tessa Blazey Ring: Lady Godiva 18ct yellow gold, 1.58ct rough octahedral diamond (right)

Tessa Blazey Ring: Lady Godiva 18ct yellow gold, 1.58ct rough octahedral diamond (right)

 

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

website: www.piecesofeight.com.au

19/03/2012

EXPO « Cosmic Artefacts » – Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne (AU) – 6 Mars-7 Avr. 2012

Cosmic Artefacts

An exhibition by Alexi Freeman and Tessa Blazey
March 6 – April 7, 2012
Pieces of Eight Gallery

Pieces of Eight Gallery presents fashion designer Alexi Freeman and represented jeweller Tessa Blazey, collaborating on a major window installation that includes finished works and relics from their Autumn Winter 2012 ROCK STAR and Spring Summer 2012/2013 collaborations.

The installation features their AW12 Interstellar Gown, an elaborate metal gown featuring thousands of tiny gold rings embellished into a geometric formation – fit for a sci-fi goddess to traverse the celestial sphere.

A marriage between artisanal workmanship and technology, their latest collaboration for SS12/13 is meticulously constructed from intricately cut acrylic in vivid fluoro orange. This dress has also inspired a suite of jewellery pieces that will be installed concurrently at editionx.com.au from March 6.EXPO

Alexi Freeman & Tessa Blazey  – Body piece:  Relic – Acrylic

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Alexi Freeman & Tessa Blazey  – Necklace: Intricate Relic – Acrylic – Relic SS12/13 Edition of 10

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Alexi Freeman & Tessa Blazey Relic Chain Earrings

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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

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

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From left: Tessa Blazey “Geo neckpiece”– Bridget Bodenham “In Spirit” — Teresa Lane “The weight of a large bird falling”

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

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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

 

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