Leading local, national and international jewellers and metalsmiths have taken over the Craft ACT gallery with four new contemporary exhibitions that push the preconceptions and possibilities of jewellery and object production.
Making: A Way of Life presents new collaborative work by award-winning metalsmiths Alison Jackson and Dan Lorrimer.
Featuring JamFactory Metal Studio staff, tenants and associates, Small Connections is centered around the concept of connectivity and communication that jewellery offers the giver, receiver and wearer.
Taking a more experimental approach to gold and silversmithing Body Layer; Semblance and Self features jewellery, objects, photographs, videos, tapestry and sculpture. Curated by Simon Cottrell, Researcher/Lecturer, ANU School of Art & Design.
The Neck exhibition, curated by Bridget Kennedy, features 12 jewellers from Australia and New Zealand. The 12 jewellers Kennedy brings together have each created work that explores the neck as a vehicle for political, social, and environmental critique.
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1 - Claire McArdle, PLY performance. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
2 - Making: A Way Of Life, Alison Jackson and Dan Lorrimer, Vase, stainless steel. Photo: Alison Jackson
3 - Daria Fox, Protector ring, 2021, STG, black druzy. Photo: Grant Hancock.
4 - Zoe Brand, everything nothing pendants. Photo: Andy Mullens.