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The Perfect Brooch

Exhibition  /  03 Jul 2021  -  07 Aug 2021
Published: 23.06.2021
Aurelie Guillaume. Brooch: Soft Rock #2, 2021. Enamel on copper, sterling silver, pure gold, stainless steel, glitter.. 7.3 x 5.8 x 2 cm. Aurelie Guillaume
Brooch: Soft Rock #2, 2021
Enamel on copper, sterling silver, pure gold, stainless steel, glitter.
7.3 x 5.8 x 2 cm
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Intro
Twenty-five contemporary jewelers from around the world have responded to the question, What for a jeweler, would constitute the perfect brooch?

Artist list

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Chris Bahng, Nicholas Bastin, Julie Blyfield, Melissa Cameron, Daniel Dicaprio, Bin Dixon-Ward, Aurélie Guillaume, Marian Hosking, Kath Inglis, Eugenie Keefer-Bell, Takashi Kojima, Johannes Kuhnen, Mio Kuhnen, Cinnamon Lee, Carlier Makigawa, Vicki Mason, Claire McArdle, Larah Nott, Sean O’Connell, Brenda Ridgewell, Su San-Cohn, Fumiki Taguchi, Taweesak Molsawat, David Walker
What, for a jeweler, would constitute the perfect brooch? Gallery Bilk has invited twenty-five contemporary jewelers from around the world to respond to this question and they have risen to the challenge in a myriad of surprising and enchanting ways that will be showcased in The Perfect Brooch exhibition, which opens at Gallery Bilk on Saturday 3 July 2021.
 
Conceptual adventures, technical skills, new directions, and the exploration of jewelry’s capacity to express sentimental connections all find a place in the show. Amongst the many works to be seen, the exhibition will feature a romantic brooch showcasing a single diamond and a secret only visible to its wearer; a complex enameled jewel that pays homage to the ephemeral treasures we collect in our everyday lives; a bouquet of plants that tell the story of the relationship between the maker and her late partner and a brooch that features a dazzling collection of semi-precious stones balanced precariously in a bravura exercise of technical skill. In an innovative collaboration that provides an encapsulation of the exhibition’s proposition, two artists will deploy artificial intelligence technology to synthesize images of all the works in the exhibition to create an ultimate “perfect brooch”...

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The exhibition will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm or by appointment until Saturday 7 August 2021.
Julie Blyfield. Brooch: Life and loss, 2021. Sterling silver, bi-metal 22ct/sterling silver.. 10.5 x 13.5 x 1 cm. Julie Blyfield
Brooch: Life and loss, 2021
Sterling silver, bi-metal 22ct/sterling silver.
10.5 x 13.5 x 1 cm
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Daniel DiCaprio. Brooch: Interstice, 2021. Holly, cast resin, paint, sterling silver, stainless steel.. 11 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Daniel DiCaprio
Brooch: Interstice, 2021
Holly, cast resin, paint, sterling silver, stainless steel.
11 x 5 x 2.5 cm
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Marian Hosking. Brooch: Wahlenbergia, 2021. 925 silver, stainless steel.. 7 x 4.8 x 2 cm. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Wahlenbergia, 2021
925 silver, stainless steel.
7 x 4.8 x 2 cm
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Takashi Kojima. Brooch: Point Mandara #3, 2021. Silver, topaz and quartz.. 8 x 9 x 4 cm. Takashi Kojima
Brooch: Point Mandara #3, 2021
Silver, topaz and quartz.
8 x 9 x 4 cm
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Helen-Aitken Kuhnen. Brooch: Transition, 2021. Champlevé enamel, sterling silver.. 4 x 6.2 x 0.3 cm. Helen-Aitken Kuhnen
Brooch: Transition, 2021
Champlevé enamel, sterling silver.
4 x 6.2 x 0.3 cm
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Johannes Kuhnen. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Titanium, anodized titanium, black diamond.. 3 x 3 x 1 cm. Johannes Kuhnen
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Titanium, anodized titanium, black diamond.
3 x 3 x 1 cm
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Mio Kuhnen. Brooch: Moth Composition, 2021. Moriage enamel, cloisonné silver, copper, stainless steel.. 5 x 5 x 1.1 cm. Mio Kuhnen
Brooch: Moth Composition, 2021
Moriage enamel, cloisonné silver, copper, stainless steel.
5 x 5 x 1.1 cm
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Cinnamon Lee. Brooch: Protection, 2021. Titanium, 925 silver, 0.13ct heart-shaped diamond.. 5 x 5 x 0.6 cm. Cinnamon Lee
Brooch: Protection, 2021
Titanium, 925 silver, 0.13ct heart-shaped diamond.
5 x 5 x 0.6 cm
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Carlier Makigawa. Brooch: Untitled, 2021. Sterling silver, oxidized.. 5.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm. Carlier Makigawa
Brooch: Untitled, 2021
Sterling silver, oxidized.
5.5 x 6.5 x 2 cm
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Larah Nott. Brooch: Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, 2021. Hand cut, TIG welded Anodised Titanium.. 11 x 6 x 3 cm. Larah Nott
Brooch: Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, 2021
Hand cut, TIG welded Anodised Titanium.
11 x 6 x 3 cm
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Fumiki Taguchi. Brooch: White fragment., 2021. Silver, paint.. 13 x 7 x 3 cm. Fumiki Taguchi
Brooch: White fragment., 2021
Silver, paint.
13 x 7 x 3 cm
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