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Published: 11.04.2016
Simon Cottrell Simon Cottrell
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Tripled form crush, 2016. Monel, woven nylon cord. 7 x 6 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Tripled form crush, 2016
Monel, woven nylon cord
7 x 6 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Mirrored bent, 2016. Monel, woven nylon cord.. 12 x 3 x 2 cm. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Mirrored bent, 2016
Monel, woven nylon cord.
12 x 3 x 2 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Doubled circles fingers cut, 2016. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 3 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Doubled circles fingers cut, 2016
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 3 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Ball Beneath Slits, 2015. Monel, stainless steel. 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Ball Beneath Slits, 2015
Monel, stainless steel
7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Three drops hard blunt, 2015. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Three drops hard blunt, 2015
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 4.5 x 2 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Mirrored Angle Hang, 2015. Monel, woven nylon cord. 9.5 x 3 x 2 cm. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Mirrored Angle Hang, 2015
Monel, woven nylon cord
9.5 x 3 x 2 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Paired uneven double, 2013. Monel, woven nylon cord. 8 x 3 x 2 cm. Front and back views. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Paired uneven double, 2013
Monel, woven nylon cord
8 x 3 x 2 cm
Front and back views

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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Bent Barrelled Bud, 2014. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Bent Barrelled Bud, 2014
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Variable focus two, 2014. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 6 x 3 cm. Part of: Private collection in USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Variable focus two, 2014
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 6 x 3 cm
Part of: Private collection in USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Six loose forms focussing, 2014. Monel, stainless steel. 10 x 5 x 3 cm. Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Six loose forms focussing, 2014
Monel, stainless steel
10 x 5 x 3 cm
Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Bracelet: Three drops long, 2014. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Bracelet: Three drops long, 2014
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 5 x 2.5 cm
Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Salt Bellow, 2014. Monel, Rocks (for weight), woven nylon cord. 9 x 5 x 5 cm. Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Salt Bellow, 2014
Monel, Rocks (for weight), woven nylon cord
9 x 5 x 5 cm
Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Long capsule bud, 2013. Monel, woven nylon cord. 9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm. Part of: Private collection in Beijing, China. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Long capsule bud, 2013
Monel, woven nylon cord
9 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Part of: Private collection in Beijing, China
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Doubled circles on circles white, 2013. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Doubled circles on circles white, 2013
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Mirror form, 2013. Monel, woven nylon cord. 8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Mirror form, 2013
Monel, woven nylon cord
8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Up Down, 2013. Monel, woven nylon cord. 10 x 6 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Up Down, 2013
Monel, woven nylon cord
10 x 6 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Circles on more II, 2013. Monel, Stainless steel. Powder-coated. 7 x 7 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Circles on more II, 2013
Monel, Stainless steel. Powder-coated
7 x 7 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Budded double circle, 2013. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 3 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Budded double circle, 2013
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 3 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Layer Clump Leg, 2013. Monel, stainless steel, mirrored synthetic polymer resin. 11 x 8 x 5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Layer Clump Leg, 2013
Monel, stainless steel, mirrored synthetic polymer resin
11 x 8 x 5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Layer Clump Leg, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. During making. . Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Layer Clump Leg, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
During making. 
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Barrelled bud bud, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 18 x 5 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Barrelled bud bud, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
18 x 5 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Small double circle, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 5 x 2.5 x 3 cm. Part of: Private collection in Barcelona, Spain. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Small double circle, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x 3 cm
Part of: Private collection in Barcelona, Spain
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Small double circle, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 5 x 2.5 x 3 cm. Pin open. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Small double circle, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x 3 cm

Pin open

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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Small double circle, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 5 x 2.5 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Small double circle, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
5 x 2.5 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Shouldered Hipped Pruned, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 10 x 7 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Shouldered Hipped Pruned, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
10 x 7 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Small Double Drops' & ‘Small Drops Faceted, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Small Double Drops' & ‘Small Drops Faceted, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Circle On More, 2012. Monel, stainless steel, phosphorescent powder coat. 7 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Part of: Collection of McMillan Collection, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT, Australia. Lights on. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Circle On More, 2012
Monel, stainless steel, phosphorescent powder coat
7 x 7 x 2.5 cm
Part of: Collection of McMillan Collection, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT, Australia
Lights on
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Circle On More, 2012. Monel, stainless steel, phosphorescent powder coat . 7 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Part of: Collection of McMillan Collection, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT, Australia.. Lights off. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Circle On More, 2012
Monel, stainless steel, phosphorescent powder coat 
7 x 7 x 2.5 cm
Part of: Collection of McMillan Collection, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology RMIT, Australia.
Lights off
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Doubled Barrelled Log, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 15 x 3 x 2 cm. Part of: Collection of The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Doubled Barrelled Log, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
15 x 3 x 2 cm
Part of: Collection of The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Barrelled Bud Log, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 3 x 2 cm. Part of: Private collection in Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Barrelled Bud Log, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 3 x 2 cm
Part of: Private collection in Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Barrelled Bud, 2011. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 2 x 2 cm. Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Barrelled Bud, 2011
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 2 x 2 cm
Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Doubled Varied Ellipse, 2011. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 3 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Doubled Varied Ellipse, 2011
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 3 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Back, On, Out, 2011. Monel, stainless steel. 9 x 5 x 4 cm. Part of: Private collection in Canberra Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Back, On, Out, 2011
Monel, stainless steel
9 x 5 x 4 cm
Part of: Private collection in Canberra Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Four Focussed Barrelled Drops, 2011. Monel, stainless steel. 7.3 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Four Focussed Barrelled Drops, 2011
Monel, stainless steel
7.3 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Double Growth Two Ways, 2011. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 5 x 4 cm. Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Double Growth Two Ways, 2011
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 5 x 4 cm
Part of: Private collection in Melbourne, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Circle Ball Beneath II, 2011. Monel, stainless steel, phosphorescent powder coat. 6 x 6 x 3 cm. Part of: Private collection in Barcelona, Spain. With lights ON and OFF. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Circle Ball Beneath II, 2011
Monel, stainless steel, phosphorescent powder coat
6 x 6 x 3 cm
Part of: Private collection in Barcelona, Spain
With lights ON and OFF
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Round and back back, 2010. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 9 x 4 cm. Part of: Collection of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Round and back back, 2010
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 9 x 4 cm
Part of: Collection of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Round and back back, 2010. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 9 x 4 cm. Part of: Collection of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Round and back back, 2010
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 9 x 4 cm
Part of: Collection of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Two circles merged, 2003. Monel, stainless steel. 7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm. Part of: Private collection in Taiwan.. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Two circles merged, 2003
Monel, stainless steel
7 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm
Part of: Private collection in Taiwan.
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Doubled Double Circles And Over, 2012. Monel, stainless steel. 9 x 7 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Doubled Double Circles And Over, 2012
Monel, stainless steel
9 x 7 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Six tear drops, 2003. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Six tear drops, 2003
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 7 x 2.5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Six Focussed drops, 2010. Monel, stainless steel. 8 x 7 x 2.5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Six Focussed drops, 2010
Monel, stainless steel
8 x 7 x 2.5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Six tubes, 2010. Monel, stainless steel. 10 x 8 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Six tubes, 2010
Monel, stainless steel
10 x 8 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Bulbs to barn doors?, 2009. Monel, stainless steel. 9 x 5 x 3.5 cm. Part of: Collection of the Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Bulbs to barn doors?, 2009
Monel, stainless steel
9 x 5 x 3.5 cm
Part of: Collection of the Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Double double bang hammers, 2009. Monel, Stainless steel. 7 x 6 x 4 cm. Part of: Private collection in Austria. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Double double bang hammers, 2009
Monel, Stainless steel
7 x 6 x 4 cm
Part of: Private collection in Austria
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Village of gold teeth with tail, 2008. Monel, Stainless steel, gold. 11 x 6.5 x 5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Village of gold teeth with tail, 2008
Monel, Stainless steel, gold
11 x 6.5 x 5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Tubes flagged figure, 2008. Monel, Stainless steel. 8 x 5 x 3 cm. Part of: Private Collection, USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Tubes flagged figure, 2008
Monel, Stainless steel
8 x 5 x 3 cm
Part of: Private Collection, USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Faceted pipe strelizia, 2008. Monel, Stainless steel. 8.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm. Part of: Private Collection Italy. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Faceted pipe strelizia, 2008
Monel, Stainless steel
8.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
Part of: Private Collection Italy
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Mixed dimple variations, 2008. Monel, Stainless steel. 8 x 6 x 3.5 cm. Part of: Private Collection in Canberra, Australia. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Mixed dimple variations, 2008
Monel, Stainless steel
8 x 6 x 3.5 cm
Part of: Private Collection in Canberra, Australia
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Six tall dimples radiating from/through/behind, 2008. 9 x 7 x 4 cm. Part of: Private collection, USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Six tall dimples radiating from/through/behind, 2008
9 x 7 x 4 cm
Part of: Private collection, USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Bang in/at plant, 2007. Monel, powder coating. 7 x 6 x 7.5 cm. Part of: Private collection, USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Bang in/at plant, 2007
Monel, powder coating
7 x 6 x 7.5 cm
Part of: Private collection, USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Five dimples two whites and a tail, 2007. Monel, stainless steel, plastic coating. 8 x 7 x 4,5 cm. Part of: Private collection, USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Five dimples two whites and a tail, 2007
Monel, stainless steel, plastic coating
8 x 7 x 4,5 cm
Part of: Private collection, USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Tall dimple, blobs, 2007. Monel stainless steel. 6 x 7 x 3 cm. Part of: Private collection, USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Tall dimple, blobs, 2007
Monel stainless steel
6 x 7 x 3 cm
Part of: Private collection, USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Cone no.8 black, 2007. Blackened monel, stainless steel. 5,5 x 5,5 x 5 cm. Part of: Private collection, Italy. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Cone no.8 black, 2007
Blackened monel, stainless steel
5,5 x 5,5 x 5 cm
Part of: Private collection, Italy
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Tight cluster bang, 2006. Monel, green gold, stainless steel. 7 x 6,5 x 4,5 cm. Part of: Private collection, USA. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Tight cluster bang, 2006
Monel, green gold, stainless steel
7 x 6,5 x 4,5 cm
Part of: Private collection, USA
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Awkward profile, 2006. Monel, mirrored synthetic polymer resin, stainless steel. 11 x 8,5 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Awkward profile, 2006
Monel, mirrored synthetic polymer resin, stainless steel
11 x 8,5 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Faceted tubes tagged lumber, 2006. Monel, stainless steel. 9 x 6 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Faceted tubes tagged lumber, 2006
Monel, stainless steel
9 x 6 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Faceted tubes crust, 2006. Monel stainless steel. 7,5 x 5,5 x 3 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Faceted tubes crust, 2006
Monel stainless steel
7,5 x 5,5 x 3 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Cone no.6 with contents, 2006. Monel, stainless steel. 9 x 7 x 6 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Cone no.6 with contents, 2006
Monel, stainless steel
9 x 7 x 6 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Blobs, white shadows and tubes, 2006. Monel, paint. 7 x 6 x 4,5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Blobs, white shadows and tubes, 2006
Monel, paint
7 x 6 x 4,5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Cones no.7 broken, 2006. Monel, stainless steel. 6 x 5 x 4,5 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Cones no.7 broken, 2006
Monel, stainless steel
6 x 5 x 4,5 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Six loose forms, 2005. Monel, stainless steel. 7,5 x 6 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Six loose forms, 2005
Monel, stainless steel
7,5 x 6 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Brooch: Silver blob faceted tubes, 2005. Monel, 925 silver. 7,5 x 6 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Brooch: Silver blob faceted tubes, 2005
Monel, 925 silver
7,5 x 6 x 4 cm
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Simon Cottrell. Object: Awkward, 2005. Monel. 15 x 15x 13 cm. View 1. Simon Cottrell
Object: Awkward, 2005
Monel
15 x 15x 13 cm
View 1
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Simon Cottrell. Object: Awkward, 2005. Monel. 15 x 15 x 13 cm. View 2. Simon Cottrell
Object: Awkward, 2005
Monel
15 x 15 x 13 cm
View 2
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Simon Cottrell. Pendant: Double forms up and down, 2014. Monel 400, woven nylon cord. 9 x 6 x 4 cm. Simon Cottrell
Pendant: Double forms up and down, 2014
Monel 400, woven nylon cord
9 x 6 x 4 cm
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Intro
Simon Cottrell, born in Australia. Artist who lives, and work in Camberra, Australia. Simon is the Head of the Gold and Silversmithing Workshop at the Australian National University, in Canberra. Studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMITU) & at the RMIT University Melbourne, Australia. Awarded in 2012 with the Ronnie Bauer Research Alumni Prize, RMIT Gold & Silversmithing, Australia, with works in several collections.

Statement

When our senses are presented with something that is familiar and yet also ambiguous, our curiosity is triggered and sensory engagement is extended. This is because our ability to be definitive about what we are actually looking at becomes hard to bring to a clear resolve. At what point does your curiosity switch off allowing your assumptions to be viewed as fact. What can we assume to be truth in our perceptions? Can a deeper curiosity in any subject undermine our faith in our own opinions?

If there is a potential line between these objects being perceived as either one way or another, I will try to sit on that line. Where that line lies however depends very much on the attentiveness of the viewer. Hence the ambiguity here is multi-layered and shifting.

Are these pieces serious or playful? ...complex or simple? ...monotone or dynamic? ...plants or anatomy? ...Rocks or clouds?... Flowers or exploding ammunition. I am building structures, details and relationships between them that have the potential to be all of the above and many more things beyond.

All of what I have stated above is relating to the decisive cognitive aims to which I attempt to direct your sensory experience. In essence the work doesn’t aim to tell a viewer anything; more simply I want to give the wearer and the viewer a personal sensory experience, in a lasting, resonant but quiet manner. No matter how close we look ...or the angle we view them ...on what clothes or in what way we wear them, all these pieces are not conceived to be made clear sense of. Rather the aim is to offer a gentle shifting diversity of perceptual readings depending on the context. The more you look the more you see. The more that you see, the relationships between your perceptions of certain details begin to progress and change. Through this your cognitive building of linkages between sensual stimulus and applied meaning also begin to shift and change. There can be no punch line in this work although it is inevitable that your mind will attempt to find one... as it is human nature to try and make clear sense of our experiences.

The work itself is stimulated and Informed by insights into the broad phenomenology of creative process. In particular the relationships between sensation and perception. Toying with the parallels between the act of making and engaging with creative output. Being consciously aware of these processes simply enables me to get out of their way. These brooches are not ‘designed’ in a formal sense, instead they’re intuitive pieces, and each one starts from the memory of all previous works. I just sit down and down start making, while watching closely over my own shoulder.

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2016:
Exhibition  05 Aug 2016 - 02 Sep 2016  Interchange: Bilk back from Bangkok.
Exhibition  31 Mar 2016 - 14 May 2016  Interchange: Bilk in Bangkok.
Fair  24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016  Schmuck 2016.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Nov 2015 - 03 Jan 2016  From here and there.
Exhibition  07 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  To Recover.
Exhibition  06 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015  20/20: Gallery Funaki 20th Anniversary.
Exhibition  27 Jun 2015 - 19 Jul 2015  Timbre by Simon Cottrell.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  02 Oct 2014 - 09 Nov 2014  Give Me A Spoon.
Exhibition  13 Aug 2014 - 13 Sep 2014  Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition 2014.
Award giving  12 Aug 2014 - 12 Aug 2014  Winners of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014.
Award  12 Aug 2014 - 13 Sep 2014  Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2013 - 23 Feb 2014  Pensieri Preziosi 9: Contemporary Australian Jewellery.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013  Pushing Boundaries & Chasing Challenges.
Exhibition  18 Sep 2013 - 11 Oct 2013  Simon Cottrell: Surface Depths.
Workshop  12 Sep 2013 - 14 Sep 2013  Simon Cottrell: Building the Intangible.
2012:
Exhibition  31 Jul 2012 - 18 Aug 2012  Once More, With Love.
Exhibition  19 Jun 2012 - 30 Jun 2012  The Year Was 2006.
Exhibition  16 Mar 2012 - 24 Mar 2012  Wittenbrink zeigt Schmuck.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  23 Aug 2011 - 17 Sep 2011  Simon Cottrell: Output to Paths.
2010:
Fair  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Schmuck 2010.
Exhibition  26 Feb 2010 - 10 Apr 2010  Schatzkammer Australien – Treasure room Australia.
2008:
Exhibition  06 Nov 2008 - 09 Nov 2008  Innovative contemporary jewellery.
Fair  28 Feb 2008 - 05 Mar 2008  Schmuck 2008.
Award  25 Jan 2008 - 07 Mar 2008  Refined: Abundance Jewellery Competition 2008.
2006:
Award  03 Oct 2006 - 28 Oct 2006  Gallery Funaki Award 2006.
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