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Diamonds & Dead Things

Exhibition  /  07 May 2011  -  31 May 2011
Published: 15.04.2011
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Diamonds and Dead things is about constructing opportunities for creative play, to search for the magical in the unexpected and to allow two creative minds free reign to explore all that is possible.

Artist list

Märta Mattsson, Kelly McCallum
Märta Mattsson and Kelly McCallum first met in the summer of 2010 and soon discovered that they were both working with similar themes and both works concerns combining elements of taxidermy and precious materials creating uncanny jewellery and sculptures. Their work is based on the idea of ‘Cabinets of curiosities’ and the idea that people have a need for objects that astonish you with something out of the ordinary.
 
They formed the collaborative project ‘Diamonds & Dead Things’ in the autumn of 2010. In May they will have their first exhibition together at Mint.
 
‘Diamonds and Dead things is the brainchild of Kelly McCallum and Märta Mattsson. A constantly evolving project in which anything goes and everything is possible. D&D is not a straightforward collaboration of ideas or a way to share the making of pieces, but an opportunity to throw caution to the wind and to create work in which each artist does not always have complete control. It’s about constructing opportunities for creative play, to search for the magical in the unexpected and to allow two creative minds free reign to explore all that is possible.’
Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Amber?, 2011. Resin, gold dust, walnut wood, silver, beetle. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Amber?, 2011
Resin, gold dust, walnut wood, silver, beetle
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Kelly McCallum. Brooch: Professor Giles Dixon, 2011. Sterling silver, 18ct gold, taxidermy mole. 6.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm. Kelly McCallum
Brooch: Professor Giles Dixon, 2011
Sterling silver, 18ct gold, taxidermy mole
6.5 x 8.5 x 4 cm
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Kelly McCallum. Brooch: Admiral Gustav Ullrich, 2011. Sterling silver, 18ct gold, taxidermy bird, Swiss blue topaz, black rhodium plate. 8 x 9 x 3 cm. Kelly McCallum
Brooch: Admiral Gustav Ullrich, 2011
Sterling silver, 18ct gold, taxidermy bird, Swiss blue topaz, black rhodium plate
8 x 9 x 3 cm
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossil, 2011. Cicadas, crushed azurit and copper ore, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossil, 2011
Cicadas, crushed azurit and copper ore, silver
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