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Platinum-juwelierskuns - Back to the Future - Platinum Art Jewellery

Exhibition  /  06 Mar 2014  -  16 Mar 2014
Published: 12.06.2014
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Slee Gallery presents the group exhibition Platinum-juwelierskuns - Back to the Future - Platinum Art Jewellery. Back to the Future showcases more than 60 pieces of platinum jewellery created by selected graduates from the University of Stellenbosch since 2007.
BACK TO THE FUTURE showcases more than 60 pieces of platinum jewellery created by selected graduates from the University of Stellenbosch since 2007. The Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques Division of the Department of Visual Arts compiled the platinum collection on display during a nine-year research project in partnership with Anglo Platinum and the National Research Foundation (NRF) (Thrip). The exhibition, curated by the Creative Jewellery Design Division, not only celebrates the outcomes of this nine-year research project, but also the 50th anniversary of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch.

Since platinum possesses unique metal-working properties, it poses particular manufacturing challenges. The core focus of the Anglo Platinum / NRF research project was thus innovative design solutions for the production of contemporary platinum jewellery. Experimental applications and designs were encouraged, often by means of combining new technologies with traditional goldsmithing methods such as die pressing/forming, fly pressing, smithing, texture rolling, and chase and repoussage. Throughout the course of the research project, students strove to artistically balance boundary-pushing creativity and aesthetics with practical viability and detailed briefs, most notably in the form of specific submissions for the PlatAfrica Awards – an annual design competition hosted by Anglo Platinum.

BACK TO THE FUTURE is therefore, as the title implies, an exhibition where the daringly progressive and conceptual meets traditional craft and technique in pieces that are both wearable and sculptural – and for sale.
Alisa van der Merwe. Ring: Untitled. Platinum. Alisa, van der MerweRing: UntitledPlatinum. Alisa van der Merwe
Ring: Untitled
Platinum


Alisa, van der Merwe
Ring: Untitled
Platinum

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Carina van Schalkwyk. Pendant: Untitled. Platinum. Carina, van SchalkwykPendant: UntitledPlatinum. Carina van Schalkwyk
Pendant: Untitled
Platinum


Carina, van Schalkwyk
Pendant: Untitled
Platinum

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Robyn Harvey. Pendant: Untitled. Platinum, ZAR bank note (R200). Robyn, HarveyPendant: UntitledPlatinum, ZAR bank note (R200). Robyn Harvey
Pendant: Untitled
Platinum, ZAR bank note (R200)


Robyn, Harvey
Pendant: Untitled
Platinum, ZAR bank note (R200)

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Andrea Griebenouw. Earrings: Untitled. Platinum. Andrea, GriebenouwEarrings: UntitledPlatinum. Andrea Griebenouw
Earrings: Untitled
Platinum


Andrea, Griebenouw
Earrings: Untitled
Platinum

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Hagar Morkel. Earrings: Untitled. Platinum. Hagar, MorkelEarrings: UntitledPlatinum. Hagar Morkel
Earrings: Untitled
Platinum


Hagar, Morkel
Earrings: Untitled
Platinum

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Andri Burnett. Bangle: Untitled. Platinum, perspex. Andri, BurnettBangle: UntitledPlatinum, perspex. Andri Burnett
Bangle: Untitled
Platinum, perspex


Andri, Burnett
Bangle: Untitled
Platinum, perspex

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Eric Loubser. Brooch: Untitled. Platinum, 18ct yellow gold. Eric, LoubserBrooch: UntitledPlatinum, 18ct yellow gold. Eric Loubser
Brooch: Untitled
Platinum, 18ct yellow gold


Eric, Loubser
Brooch: Untitled
Platinum, 18ct yellow gold

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Anna Pennazza. Ring: Nest. Platinum. Anna, PennazzaRing: NestPlatinum. Anna Pennazza
Ring: Nest
Platinum


Anna, Pennazza
Ring: Nest
Platinum

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Elze Marais. Ring: Untitled. Platinum. Elze, MaraisRing: UntitledPlatinum. Elze Marais
Ring: Untitled
Platinum


Elze, Marais
Ring: Untitled
Platinum

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Cathy Ferreira. Pendant: Untitled. Platinum. Cathy, FerreiraPendant: UntitledPlatinum. Cathy Ferreira
Pendant: Untitled
Platinum


Cathy, Ferreira
Pendant: Untitled
Platinum

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Julme Benade. Earrings: Untitled. Platinum. Julme, BenadeEarrings: UntitledPlatinum. Julme Benade
Earrings: Untitled
Platinum


Julme, Benade
Earrings: Untitled
Platinum

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