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Downsizing

Exhibition  /  26 Jul 2011  -  03 Sep 2011
Published: 24.07.2011
Pieces of Eight Gallery
Management:
Melanie Katsalidis
Djurdjica Kesic. Necklace: Fedora #2, Fedora #1, Fedora #3 (from left). Silver, paint, silk thread. Djurdjica, KesicNecklaces: Fedora #2, Fedora #1, Fedora #3 (from left)Silver, paint, silk thread. Djurdjica Kesic
Necklace: Fedora #2, Fedora #1, Fedora #3 (from left)
Silver, paint, silk thread


Djurdjica, Kesic
Necklaces: Fedora #2, Fedora #1, Fedora #3 (from left)
Silver, paint, silk thread

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Intro
Imagine shifting scales, moving from designing interiors to making small, intimate wearable objects. In Melbourne, there has been a recent movement of practicing interior designers who change careers to become gold and silversmiths. Downsizing showcases the recent work of seven diverse jewellers.
Imagine shifting scales, moving from designing interiors to making small, intimate wearable objects. In Melbourne, there has been a recent movement of practicing interior designers who change careers to become gold and silversmiths. Downsizing showcases the recent work of seven diverse jewellers. Each maker has established a jewellery practice that reflects their personal interests and individual aesthetics. Many still carry with them past inspirations and influences which informed their previous work, but now expressed in new forms and different scales. The works presented in Downsizing illustrate a sensitive engagement with our surroundings, architecture, the natural world and its mechanisms, literary narratives, history and religion. With the dramatic shift in career, a decision driven by a passion to directly create with their hands, each artist has found a new language for making.

Remarks

Preview Monday July 25, 10 – 6pm Exhibition Opening Tuesday July 26, 6 – 8pm.
Exhibition to be opened by Andrea Mina, Associate Professor, RMIT School of Architecture & Design.

Downsizing is on show from July 26 – September 3, 2011
The exhibition is curated by Melanie Katsalidis, Director, Pieces of Eight Gallery 
Belinda Esperson. Bracelet: 'Paper' cuff 1. Sterling silver, acid white and oxidised finish. Belinda, EspersonBracelet: 'Paper' cuff 1Sterling silver, acid white and oxidised finish. Belinda Esperson
Bracelet: "Paper" cuff 1
Sterling silver, acid white and oxidised finish


Belinda, Esperson
Bracelet: "Paper" cuff 1
Sterling silver, acid white and oxidised finish

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Kim Victoria Wearne. Piece: Ocimum basilicum: Hatred 2011. Sterling silver, basil, floral foam, copper wire. Kim Victoria, WearnePiece: Ocimum basilicum: Hatred 2011Sterling silver, basil, floral foam, copper wire. Kim Victoria Wearne
Piece: Ocimum basilicum: Hatred 2011
Sterling silver, basil, floral foam, copper wire


Kim Victoria, Wearne
Piece: Ocimum basilicum: Hatred 2011
Sterling silver, basil, floral foam, copper wire

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Katrina Tyler. Piece: Cluster Fragment 2011. Oxidised copper. Katrina, TylerPiece: Cluster Fragment 2011Oxidised copper. Katrina Tyler
Piece: Cluster Fragment 2011
Oxidised copper


Katrina, Tyler
Piece: Cluster Fragment 2011
Oxidised copper

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Karen Hamilton. Bracelet: Shell. Brass, sterling silver plating, sterling silver, shell. Karen, HamiltonBracelet: ShellBrass, sterling silver plating, sterling silver, shell. Karen Hamilton
Bracelet: Shell
Brass, sterling silver plating, sterling silver, shell


Karen, Hamilton
Bracelet: Shell
Brass, sterling silver plating, sterling silver, shell

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Tessa Blazey. Neckpiece: Hex chain mail. Oxidised silver, yellow gold. Tessa, BlazeyNeckpiece: Hex chain mailOxidised silver, yellow gold. Tessa Blazey
Neckpiece: Hex chain mail
Oxidised silver, yellow gold


Tessa, Blazey
Neckpiece: Hex chain mail
Oxidised silver, yellow gold

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Suzi Zutic. Ring: 1, 2011. Silver 925 and diamonds. Suzi Zutic
Ring: 1, 2011
Silver 925 and diamonds
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