What is it with earrings?

Exhibition  /  06 May 2016  -  03 Jun 2016
Published: 29.04.2016
What is it with earrings?.
Bilk Gallery
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Johannes Kuhnen, Mio Kuhnen

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It’s been three years since we first exclaimed ‘WHAT IS IT WITH EARRINGS?!’ The original title grew from a conversation about this wonderful form of adornment and the frustrated response to the lover of earrings with the exclamation - What is it with earrings!

Artist list

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Zoe Brand, Bin Dixon-Ward, Nick Harper, Hawley. Jo, Jil Hermans, Marian Hosking, Kath Inglis, Inari Kiuru, Johannes Kuhnen, Mio Kuhnen, Cinnamon Lee, Sandie Lee, Carlier Makigawa, Vicki Mason, Taweesak Molsawat, Carl Noonan, Larah Nott, Mellie Peoples, Alice Potter, Christopher Robertson, Tanja Taglietti, Atty Tantivit
This year Bilk has invited all the artists represented in our gallery along with some new artists to design a collection of earrings. The response has been astounding, our artists have responded with the generosity we so love in all of them and produced an exceptional collection that is whimsical, elegant, outrageous and beautiful examples of this ancient form of adornment. 
So, what is it with earrings? As an ancient form of adornment, often worn to enhance the beauty of the wearer, you could argue they are one of the most popular and accessible forms of jewellery. From the simple sleeper stud to the elegant and opulent royal chandler drop, the diversity and creativity in design is endless.
We are exited to be exhibiting the work of contemporary jewellers, including new artists to Bilk and some who have turned their hand to the creation of interesting, beautiful and wearable earrings.
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen. Earrings: Untitled, 2016. 925 silver. Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Earrings: Untitled, 2016
925 silver
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Christopher Robertson. Earrings: Stud earrings, 2016. Gold, gilding metal, fishroe technique, stainless steel and silver. Christopher Robertson
Earrings: Stud earrings, 2016
Gold, gilding metal, fishroe technique, stainless steel and silver
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Bin Dixon-Ward. Earrings: Cross Box pink earrings, 2016. 925 hooks, SLS Nylon, ink.. Bin Dixon-Ward
Earrings: Cross Box pink earrings, 2016
925 hooks, SLS Nylon, ink.
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