Eighteen contemporary jewellers from Australia and New Zealand present work they have made using unexpected materials they received in a mysterious brown box. An unusual earplug neckpiece, shuttlecock earrings and brooches sprouting living grass adorn Gaffa Gallery’s walls amongst many other delightful pieces.
Curator Jasmine Matus conceptually revisits her childhood busy box, a box full of collected items brought out on rainy afternoons to inspire the making of imaginative objects. Twenty years later, The Box Project involves professional jewellers using complex materials and techniques to bring to life this intriguing past.
ARTISTS INCLUDE :
Diane Appleby, Zoe Brand, Melissa Cameron, Zara Collins, Kristin D’Agostino, Sharon Fitness, Liana Kabel, Peta Kruger, Bridie Lander, Jasmine Matus, Carrie McDowell, Sunggee Min, Jessica Page, Alice Potter, Sonya Scott, Lauren Simeoni , Sondi , Melinda Young
Here is a sneak peak into some of the materials that the Box Project artists have received in the post. Now all they need do do is weave some magic :
Jasmine Matus – Embellishments for the neck.
Lauren Simeoni (AU) - Woodland neckpiece, artificial plants, plastic beads, brass, 2010
Natalia Milosz-Piekarska (AU) - Royal Parade neckpiece, timber, turquoise, acrylic and glass beads, paint, 2010.
Sunggee Min (AU) - Sunday Afternoon,925 Silver, Corian, Hobby moss, Silk Thread
Zara Collins- Gifts for Murasaki Czech glass beads, broken cloisonné container. 2007 - (Photo: A Frolows)
Melissa Cameron – Tunnel Pendant, 2010
Peta Kruger- Metal on the Map (Group exhibition, April 2010)
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