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Catherine Large at Contemporary Wearables 21. Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition

Exhibition  /  04 Sep 2021  -  31 Oct 2021
Published: 27.09.2021
Catherine Large. Brooch: Untiteld, 2021. Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. Catherine Large
Brooch: Untiteld, 2021
Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
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Rusted pieces of metal lying on the ground and almost disappearing into the earth are found alongside the remains of fences, building structures, and other signs of human intervention on our planet. These found objects are the basis of Catherine Larges creative work and part of the Bienniale 2021 at the Towoomba Regional Art Gallery Australia.
 
Contemporary Wearables Biennial Jewellery Award and Exhibition is the focus of Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery's contribution to promoting excellence in contemporary adornment. The Award was established in 1989, with the aid of the Toowoomba Gallery Society Inc., and is a forum for experimental and innovative contemporary jewellery and object practice. Acquisitions from the Award have made a significant contribution to building one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellery collections housed at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

"These works have developed from a series called Unintended Consequences.
I walk regularly in the dry eucalypt forest of Mt. Coot-tha near my home in Brisbane and over the course of a number of years, with no particular outcome in mind, I have collected steel from the ground and from one of the many car wrecks on the mountain. These little bits of metal have rusted into beguiling shapes that are lying on the ground, almost disappearing into the earth. I believe the car is a Toyota Corolla E20 circa 1973, and the other metal is remnant fencing, building structures, and other signs of human intervention. 
The flat intense colour of the enamel I have used reflects the colours of car duco of the 1970s and I have worked with the rusty steel with minimal preparation. This allows the material and process to dictate the outcome. The result is revealed layers of colour, rusty spots peeping through, rough edges, and a variety of finishes."
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Catherine Large
 
Catherine Large. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. 6.3 x 1 x 6.2 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. From series: Gleanings, a trio of brooches. Catherine Large
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
6.3 x 1 x 6.2 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
From series: Gleanings, a trio of brooches
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Catherine Large. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. 7.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. From series: Gleanings, a trio of Brooches. Catherine Large
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
7.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
From series: Gleanings, a trio of Brooches
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Catherine Large. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver. 7.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Michelle Bowden. From series: Gleanings, a trio of Brooches. Alternative view. Catherine Large
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver
7.8 x 1.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Michelle Bowden
From series: Gleanings, a trio of Brooches

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