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A/US by Melissa Cameron

Exhibition  /  03 Sep 2020  -  26 Sep 2020
Published: 31.08.2020
Work by Melissa Cameron..
Work by Melissa Cameron.

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This solo exhibition A/US by Melissa Cameron shows recent work influenced by her immigration experience from Australia to the USA. One thing she discovered that connects these places is the scrap steel found on the roads. In each place she collects it, and now she has used it to make jewellery. "With this re-making my experience of place is continually being regenerated, and so continues to influence my present" / Melissa Cameron.

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Melissa Cameron
My migrant experience was moving from Australia to the USA, and back again. These are politically very different places but share a lot in that they are now colonized, white-dominated and majority English-speaking countries. And they have lots of scrap steel lying on their footpaths, roads and in open spaces. In walking and learning a town I find steel sticks out at me. Sometimes I collect it, documenting my finds as I go. Recently I’ve taken to incorporating it in my work. In re-membering these objects, I am making additional connections to the places I found them. Through changing the purpose and meaning of the finds I simultaneously alter and solidify my memories of those places. With this re-making my experience of place is continually being regenerated, and so continues to influence my present.
/ Melissa Cameron

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12 noon at Saturday 12 Sept 2020.

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Melissa Cameron. Neckpiece: Arm 7, 2020. Recycled steel rack, stainless steel.. Approx. 80 cm circumference; Ø 0.5 cm. From series: Everything Must Go. Melissa Cameron
Neckpiece: Arm 7, 2020
Recycled steel rack, stainless steel.
Approx. 80 cm circumference; Ø 0.5 cm
From series: Everything Must Go
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Melissa Cameron. Neckpiece: Arm 1, 2020. Recycled steel rack, stainless steel.. Approx. 80 cm circumference; Ø 0.5 cm. From series: Everything Must Go. Melissa Cameron
Neckpiece: Arm 1, 2020
Recycled steel rack, stainless steel.
Approx. 80 cm circumference; Ø 0.5 cm
From series: Everything Must Go
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Melissa Cameron. Neckpiece: Row 1, 2020. Recycled steel sales rack, stainless steel.. Approx. 80 cm circumference; Ø 1 cm. From series: Everything Must Go. Melissa Cameron
Neckpiece: Row 1, 2020
Recycled steel sales rack, stainless steel.
Approx. 80 cm circumference; Ø 1 cm
From series: Everything Must Go
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Melissa Cameron. Brooch: 6016a; 6047a; 6093, 2020. Found steel, stainless steel, vitreous enamel, 18ct gold.. 2.9 x 4.7 x 1.9 cm; 6.7 x 2.8 x 1 cm; 7.4 x 2.7 x 1 cm. Melissa Cameron
Brooch: 6016a; 6047a; 6093, 2020
Found steel, stainless steel, vitreous enamel, 18ct gold.
2.9 x 4.7 x 1.9 cm; 6.7 x 2.8 x 1 cm; 7.4 x 2.7 x 1 cm
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Melissa Cameron. Piece: vennc (6130, 6132, 6134, 6136, 6138, 6145b, 6149, 6151), 2019. Found steel, stainless steel, vitreous enamel, 18ct gold.. 18 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Melissa Cameron
Piece: vennc (6130, 6132, 6134, 6136, 6138, 6145b, 6149, 6151), 2019
Found steel, stainless steel, vitreous enamel, 18ct gold.
18 x 12 x 2.5 cm
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Melissa Cameron. Piece: 5811, 2019. Found steel, stainless steel, 18ct gold.. 6 x 4 x 1.4 cm. Melissa Cameron
Piece: 5811, 2019
Found steel, stainless steel, 18ct gold.
6 x 4 x 1.4 cm
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Melissa Cameron. Brooch: 5811, venn c, 5843b, 2019. Found steel, vitreous enamel, stainless steel, titanium, 18ct gold.. Largest 18 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Melissa Cameron
Brooch: 5811, venn c, 5843b, 2019
Found steel, vitreous enamel, stainless steel, titanium, 18ct gold.
Largest 18 x 12 x 2.5 cm
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