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Australian Jewelry Topos

Exhibition  /  10 Mar 2011  -  02 Apr 2011
Published: 07.03.2011
Australian Jewelry Topos.
Gallery Loupe
Management:
Patti Bleicher and Eileen David
Mel Miller. Brooch: Foggy Day in Parkville (Winter, clearing), 2010. Sterling silver, enamel, copper, labradorite, bouncy balls, felted wool, enamel paint. Mel Miller
Brooch: Foggy Day in Parkville (Winter, clearing), 2010
Sterling silver, enamel, copper, labradorite, bouncy balls, felted wool, enamel paint
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Intro
(...) This exciting exhibition brings together eighteen young Australian artists, all graduates of the Gold and Silvermithing Department at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. (...)

The theme of topos, place, is explored through a diverse and fascinating group of jewelry objects. The group will be joined by Professor Elizabeth Grierson, Head of the School of Art, RMIT University, and Professor Robert Baines, PhD, Postgraduate Coordinator of the Gold and Silversmithing Department.

“Jewelry is a bearer of cultural and historical meaning and memory. In particular it is concerned with the relations of those meanings with the personal and urban settings, acting as a way of defining and interpreting ‘topos’ (meaning ‘of place’, Greek). The concern of this jewelry research is to recognise and explore the ways the jewelry artefact opens our engagement with, and understanding of, the personal and external places we inhabit. Jewelry conveys settings of human identity and presence as well as external settings such as urban spaces and ‘topos’ takes on a broader significance as place itself becomes an expanded notion. Jewelry Topos explores the ways jewelry engages with our understanding of the physical and metaphorical places we inhabit.” 

Professor Robert Baines

Nicole Polentas. Brooch: The Fountain of the Pasha, 2010. Sterling silver, photo, plastic, glass powder, paint, stainless steel. Nicole Polentas
Brooch: The Fountain of the Pasha, 2010
Sterling silver, photo, plastic, glass powder, paint, stainless steel
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Dougal Haslem. Ring: The Elephant & the Umbrella, 2008. Sterling silver, collected object. Dougal Haslem
Ring: The Elephant & the Umbrella, 2008
Sterling silver, collected object
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Natalia Milosz-Piekarska. Neckpiece: Cluster, 2008. Textile, peppercorns, rice, coral, glass beads, plastic beads, cotton. Natalia Milosz-Piekarska
Neckpiece: Cluster, 2008
Textile, peppercorns, rice, coral, glass beads, plastic beads, cotton
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Hey True Blue, 2010. Silver, powdercoat, electroplate, paint. Robert Baines
Brooch: Hey True Blue, 2010
Silver, powdercoat, electroplate, paint
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Christopher Earl Milbourne. Brooch: Exterior Wall Section (EWS), 2010. Sterling silver, stainless steel. Developed by Trinity Bridge Construction Co
. Brooch with stand. Christopher Earl Milbourne
Brooch: Exterior Wall Section (EWS), 2010
Sterling silver, stainless steel
Developed by Trinity Bridge Construction Co
Brooch with stand

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Nicholas Bastin. Brooch: Depiction of a Tortoise with Unidentifiable object, 2009. Sterling silver, monel, polyurethane resin, epoxy resin. Nicholas Bastin
Brooch: Depiction of a Tortoise with Unidentifiable object, 2009
Sterling silver, monel, polyurethane resin, epoxy resin
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Elfrun Lach. Ring: Anulus Parvus, 2008. Bamboo coral, polymer clay. Elfrun Lach
Ring: Anulus Parvus, 2008
Bamboo coral, polymer clay
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Lucy Hearn. Ring: White Ring Green, 2007. Copper, enamel, sterling silver, plastic. Lucy Hearn
Ring: White Ring Green, 2007
Copper, enamel, sterling silver, plastic
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