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Universiteit Stellenbosch University. Graduation Degree Show 2016

Exhibition  /  Schools Degree Show 2016  /  26 Aug 2016  -  30 Aug 2016
Published: 02.08.2016
Universiteit Stellenbosch University. Graduation Degree Show 2016.
Universiteit Stellenbosch University
Management:
Carine Terreblanche & Nanette Veldsman
Nora Kovats. Earrings: Spatter, 2016. 18ct yellow and red gold wire, enamel on copper, rhodalite garnet drops, citrines, fire agate and red lacquer paint.. From series: Pomegranate. Nora Kovats
Earrings: Spatter, 2016
18ct yellow and red gold wire, enamel on copper, rhodalite garnet drops, citrines, fire agate and red lacquer paint.
From series: Pomegranate
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Intro
Apart from a four-year bachelor’s degree in Create Jewellery Design & Metal Techniques, the University of Stellenbosch offers a two-year Masters degree in Jewellery Design. Every student will curate his or her individual MA show at the end of the programme, which is then examined by a panel of experts in the field. Nora Kovats graduated in January 2016 with her MA show entitled ‘Imagining Paradise’, under the guidance of Carine Terreblanche (senior lecturer and co-ordinator of the Jewellery Division).
 

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Nora Kovats
Imagining Paradise explores the extent to which the aestheticized garden can articulate a mythic Western imaginary of a paradisiacal and exoticized fantasy of the East. The Western construct of the ‘Orient’ as exotic, erotic, alluring and ultimately ‘other’ may partly be attributed to the splendour of Islamic ‘paradise gardens’, together with imports such as foreign plants, Eastern novelties and magnificent stories such as the Arabian Nights narrative. Likewise, the ‘discovery’ of America fuelled European imaginations, resulting in the obsessive collecting of rarities in botanical gardens, heated glasshouses and in ‘cabinets of curiosities’. Kovats’ work aims to subvert and simultaneously indulge in the Western fascination with the exotic in a series of highly symbolic contemporary jewellery objects that offer glimpses of a fragmented botanical paradise.
Nora Kovats. Brooch: Pomegranate Fantasy II, 2016. Enamel on hand-pierced copper, sand-blasted brass setting, sterling silver, paint, steel pin, pink tourmalines, 18ct gold wire, with black diamonds sprinkled across the back.. From series: Pomegranate Collection. Nora Kovats
Brooch: Pomegranate Fantasy II, 2016
Enamel on hand-pierced copper, sand-blasted brass setting, sterling silver, paint, steel pin, pink tourmalines, 18ct gold wire, with black diamonds sprinkled across the back.
From series: Pomegranate Collection
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Nora Kovats. Earrings: Earl of Burlington II, 2016. Sterling silver, enamel on copper, nylon, South Sea pearls, green garnets and green zoisite.. From series: Pomegranate Collection. Nora Kovats
Earrings: Earl of Burlington II, 2016
Sterling silver, enamel on copper, nylon, South Sea pearls, green garnets and green zoisite.
From series: Pomegranate Collection
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Nora Kovats. Object: Split Pomegranate, 2016. Hand-pierced copper, enamel, sterling silver, nylon, garnets, carnelians, and red paint.. From series: Pomegranate Collection. Nora Kovats
Object: Split Pomegranate, 2016
Hand-pierced copper, enamel, sterling silver, nylon, garnets, carnelians, and red paint.
From series: Pomegranate Collection
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Nora Kovats. Necklace: Pomegarnet, 2016. Enamel on copper, sterling silver setting, double-drilled garnets, keshi pearls, rose quartz, black nylon.. From series: Pomegranate Collection. Nora Kovats
Necklace: Pomegarnet, 2016
Enamel on copper, sterling silver setting, double-drilled garnets, keshi pearls, rose quartz, black nylon.
From series: Pomegranate Collection
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Imagining Paradise opening at Stellenbosch Gallery.
Imagining Paradise opening at Stellenbosch Gallery

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Imagining Paradise opening at Stellenbosch Gallery.
Imagining Paradise opening at Stellenbosch Gallery

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