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Up and Down

Exhibition  /  18 Mar 2022  -  07 Apr 2022
Published: 08.03.2022
Geraldine Fenn. Earrings: Beads for Power Series: cluster, 2021. Silver, vintage West African glass trade beads and glass seed beads, silk thread.. 9 x 3.6 x 2 cm. Photo by: Sarah de Pina. Geraldine Fenn
Earrings: Beads for Power Series: cluster, 2021
Silver, vintage West African glass trade beads and glass seed beads, silk thread.
9 x 3.6 x 2 cm
Photo by: Sarah de Pina
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Intro
Up and Down is a contemporary jewellery project, comprising two exhibitions, one in Copenhagen, Denmark and one in Johannesburg, South Africa. This project brings makers from two very different cultures together, and the result is a wide and varied array of objects, with both personal and universal narratives.

Artist list

Katrine Borup, Kim Buck, Geraldine Fenn, Janne K Hansen, Helen Clara Hemsley, Eric Loubser, Liz Loubser, Thato Radebe, Mette Saabye, Carine Terreblanche, Thorkild Thørgensen, Samantha Vincent, Hongxia Wang, Gussie van der Merwe
The title Up and Down refers to both geographic aspects - the Danes live up north and the South Africans live down south, and everyday aspects - the usual ups and downs of life. The works depict cultural and geographic differences and similarities, as well as a diversity of materials and techniques. Plus the challenges, joys and milestones we all experience in our private and professional lives.
 
Up and Down was conceived in February 2020 so the gestation period has been unusually long. I believe that the concept and message of this project is even more relevant now, because of the years of Corona that have affected us all, not to mention the current situation in Ukraine, which gives many of us an even greater desire to unite across the vast kilometres and celebrate unity, creativity and diversity.

The South African part of the project will be held at Tinsel Gallery, Johannesburg: 11 August to 1 September 2022.

Thank you to The Danish Arts Foundation and Nationalbankens Jubilæumsfond for their kind support.

Opening:
17 March 2022, 16 - 19.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11.30 - 17.30; Saturday 11.30 - 15.00; Sunday and Monday closed.

For more information, please visit: https://www.upanddown.dk/


 
Helen Clara Hemsley. Brooch: The links that forever bind us, 2022. Embroidery fabric, old Brownie badge, sewing thread, metal chain, gold plated silver.. 11 x 7.5 x 0.8 cm. Photo by: James Bates Photography. Helen Clara Hemsley
Brooch: The links that forever bind us, 2022
Embroidery fabric, old Brownie badge, sewing thread, metal chain, gold plated silver.
11 x 7.5 x 0.8 cm
Photo by: James Bates Photography
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Eric Loubser. Necklace: Good Luck, 2022. Oak carving, silk thread.. 9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Eric Loubser. Eric Loubser
Necklace: Good Luck, 2022
Oak carving, silk thread.
9 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Eric Loubser
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Mette Saabye. Necklace: Peasant’s flower, 2021. Linen, silk, iron, cotton, silver.  . 50 x 12 x 9 cm. Photo by: Dorte Krogh. Mette Saabye
Necklace: Peasant’s flower, 2021
Linen, silk, iron, cotton, silver.  
50 x 12 x 9 cm
Photo by: Dorte Krogh
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Gussie van der Merwe. Pendant: Forget me kNot, 2022. Sterling silver, copper, cotton cord.. 39 x 10 x 3.5 cm. Gussie van der Merwe
Pendant: Forget me kNot, 2022
Sterling silver, copper, cotton cord.
39 x 10 x 3.5 cm
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