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Returning to the jewel is a return from exile

Exhibition  /  07 Nov 2010  -  20 Feb 2011
Published: 25.10.2010
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Management:
Jane Scott
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Intro
Returning to the jewel is a return from exile features three outstanding artists, Robert Baines, Karl Fritsch and Gerd Rothmann. All are master technicians producing some of the best examples of contemporary jewellery practice both in Australia and abroad.

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Robert Baines, Karl Fritsch, Gerd Rothmann
TarraWarra Museum of Art’s new summer exhibition, Returning to the jewel is a return from exile will feature three outstanding master technicians of the jeweller’s art: Robert Baines, Karl Fritsch and Gerd Rothmann, who between them produce some of the best examples of international and Australian contemporary jewellery practice.

A comprehensive presentation of the highly regarded work of these distinguished jewellers will display pieces which demonstrate the artists’ innovative use of materials to create multifaceted works which reveal their ongoing commitment to an exploration of new contemporary ideas in jewellery. The artists’ exceptional craft skills also testify to their renowned ability to successfully challenge the historical conventions of both sculpture and jewellery making. All three artists are represented in a significant number of major public art collections throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA.

This exhibition is a return performance for Robert Baines, who exhibited at TWMA in 2005. Baines is one of Australia’s most influential and prominent jewellers, whose work is notable for combining precious metals and stones with miniature plastic components and the use of powder coated colours. He is also seen as an authority on the historical and contemporary aspects of gold and silver smithing, and speaks at many international jewellery events.

Munich-based artists Karl Fritsch and Gerd Rothmann also have strongly established international reputations as master jewellers and this exhibition will give Australian viewers a special opportunity to appreciate their work.

Karl Fritsch is notable for his avant-garde ideas and the creation of jewellery that is intricately constructed yet coarsely finished, and which can also be viewed as miniature sculptures. His often playful work is remarkable for the way in which he kneads and bends metal to produce extraordinary shapes.

Gerd Rothmann has been experimenting with the concept of contemporary jewellery and how it relates to the human body since the 1970s. His work is distinguished by his use of impressions or imprints from skin, such as fingerprints, translated directly onto the surface of his metal forms.

TWMA director Jane Scott says “Their innovative and complex surface treatments and original use of materials, alongside a commitment to abstraction and contemporary thinking, make the work of Baines, Fritsch and Rothmann both fascinating and compelling”.

Remarks

Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO, Board of Directors and Jane Scott, Director of TarraWarra Museum of Art
invite you to:
Returning to the jewel is a return from exile 

To be opened by
Olga Zobel Biró, Director
Galerie Biró, Munich

3.00pm Sunday 7 November 2010

RSVP Tuesday 2 November, acceptances only

Contact

For further information or exhibition images please contact
Eliza Ordinans, TWMA Media and Communications,
Email: eliza@twma.com.au 
Phone: (03) 5957
Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Gold. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Gold
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Silver, rubies. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Silver, rubies
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Oxidised gold. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Oxidised gold
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Palladium white gold, smokey quartz. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Palladium white gold, smokey quartz
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Karl Fritsch. Ring: Untitled, 2010. Gold, brass, synthetic spinell, citrin. Karl Fritsch
Ring: Untitled, 2010
Gold, brass, synthetic spinell, citrin
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Robert Baines. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Silver, powdercoat. Robert Baines
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Silver, powdercoat
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Silver, powdercoat. Robert Baines
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Silver, powdercoat
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Silver, powdercoat. Robert Baines
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Silver, powdercoat
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Robert Baines. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Silver, powdercoat. Robert Baines
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Silver, powdercoat
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Untitled, 2010. Silver, plastic, powdercoat. Robert Baines
Brooch: Untitled, 2010
Silver, plastic, powdercoat
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Gerd Rothmann. Necklace: Untitled, 2010. Gold. Gerd Rothmann
Necklace: Untitled, 2010
Gold
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Gerd Rothmann. Bracelet: Untitled, 2010. Silver. Gerd Rothmann
Bracelet: Untitled, 2010
Silver
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Gerd Rothmann. Bracelet: Untitled, 2010. Silver, pigment. Gerd Rothmann
Bracelet: Untitled, 2010
Silver, pigment
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Gerd Rothmann. Bracelet: Untitled, 2010. Silver, pigment. Gerd Rothmann
Bracelet: Untitled, 2010
Silver, pigment
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Gerd Rothmann. Ring: Untitled, 2010. White gold , diamonds. Gerd Rothmann
Ring: Untitled, 2010
White gold , diamonds
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