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European Connections

Exhibition  /  28 Apr 2018  -  09 Jun 2018
Published: 19.03.2018
Bluecoat Display Centre
Nikolay Sardamov. Brooch: The secret of the garden, 2018. Gold. Photo by: Mladen Penev. Butterflies with widely spread wings and beetles with long antennae are arranged in a circle with legs next to each other
. and they form brooches, pendants, rings and bangles.
. They also occur individually, as an ear stud sitting on the tip of the ear, or as a pin, nonchalantly crawling on the lapel.
. The insects are their own silhouettes: silver shadows, sometimes gilded or blackened.
. They sit in symmetric ornaments which grow into three-dimensional constructions and resemble flowers in bloom.
. The beetles and butterflies turn into petals. And the secret of the garden?
. Its flowers can spread their wings and fly away.. Nikolay Sardamov
Brooch: The secret of the garden, 2018
Gold
Photo by: Mladen Penev
Butterflies with widely spread wings and beetles with long antennae are arranged in a circle with legs next to each other
and they form brooches, pendants, rings and bangles.
They also occur individually, as an ear stud sitting on the tip of the ear, or as a pin, nonchalantly crawling on the lapel.
The insects are their own silhouettes: silver shadows, sometimes gilded or blackened.
They sit in symmetric ornaments which grow into three-dimensional constructions and resemble flowers in bloom.
The beetles and butterflies turn into petals. And the secret of the garden?
Its flowers can spread their wings and fly away.

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Intro
European Connections will showcase some of Europe’s leading jewellery designers, based in the UK and abroad. In Liverpool’s 10 Year anniversary as a Capital of Culture, this exhibition strives to celebrate and strengthen our ties with Europe in these uncertain times.

Artist list

Dovile Bertulyte, Ute Decker, Paul Derrez, Chloe Herrero, Daphne Krinos, Hendrike Barz Meltzer, Elisavet Messi, Floor Mommersteeg, Floor Mommersteeg, Nikolay Sardamov, Alma Sophia
Internationally renowned jeweller and the creative force behind Amsterdam’s famous Galerie Ra, Paul Derrez will be exhibiting his vividly coloured acrylic and silver jewellery which encapsulate his social commentary. Paul will also be hosting a talk at Liverpool Hope University on Monday 30th April.

The work of internationally acclaimed jewellers Ute Decker, from Germany, recently recognised as one of the top ten jewellers in the UK, and Daphne Krinos, from Greece, known for her bold and architectural designs, also feature. Holland’s Floor Mommersteeg sparks the imagination by transforming nylon threaded into intricate, wildly flamboyant pieces, while Spain’s Chloe Herrero explores the very definition of perfection.

Also exhibiting are Dovile Bertulyte from Lithuania who is influenced by the colours and textures of underwater landscapes, Elisavet Messi from Greece, experiments with sustainable materials, Hendrike Barz Meltzer from Germany combines Japanese Kumihimo silk braids with silver and Nikolay Sardamov from Bulgaria, renowned for using both precious metals and re-cycled materials from unusual sources. Finally, Norway’s Alma Sophia replicates three dimensional forms at the centre of her design process.
 

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10.00 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday,
12.00 pm – 5.00 pm Sundays.
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