Oaxaca Experiencia by Claire McArdle

Exhibition  /  05 Sep 2015  -  06 Sep 2015
Published: 01.09.2015
Claire McArdle. Neckpiece: El Torito, 2015. Cotton, stuffing. Embroidered. Claire McArdle
Neckpiece: El Torito, 2015
Cotton, stuffing
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A solo exhibition by Claire McArdle as part of Radiant Pavilion, an event that celebrates the many aspects of contemporary jewellery and object practice in Melbourne and around the world. "Oaxaca Experiencia" is the result of the artist experience on this region.

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Claire McArdle
Known for its handcraft traditions and vibrant culture, Oaxaca is located in Southwestern Mexico. Oaxaca Experiencia is an explorative exhibition of the time I spent there. Experiences, encounters and traditional making techniques form the basis of these jewellery and object works. They imitate and alter techniques including tin work, wood carving, filigree and textiles. Stone work is used to materialise forms of unrest and the attempts to wash them out. And to explore the souvenir and the impact of tourism. The work will be shown in an immersive atmosphere with the blending of art and surrounds.
/Claire McArdle

Opening: Saturday 5 September, 5-9pm
Open hours: Sunday 6 September, 9am-5pm