Karina Noyons

Published: 06.04.2020


My jewellery designs are characterised by the well-known Nordic simplicity, and yet the design is entirely its own. The Nordic tradition is artfully broken by contrasting materials, innovative use or a background story with a touch of humour.

About urban Brooches:
An interactive experiment with the traditional concept of the brooch.
I perceive brooches, alias medals, decorations, badges, and ordinary brooches, as a medium to tell the world about attitudes,
activities and status. Just as graffiti in public spaces and embroidered pictures with God's word and sayings in the home.
The concept URBAN BROOCH invites people to actively participate in the making of a brooch.
I have made in 18krt gold an exact copy of an embroidery needle. The gold needle and embroidery yarn
is ready to embroider with on the clothes hanging on the exhibition.
Jackets and shirts are hanging like empty canvases and will during the exhibition be embroidered on with poetry, graffiti statements or ornaments as a wall in the townscape. Everything is free to do.
The experiment invites to decide whether the brooch is ornamental, statement or vandalism. To embroider takes time and to do it with a gold needle makes the act itself become precious
jewellery. This is a statement in itself.

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Events      View / hide events

Exhibition  13 Mar 2021 - 01 Aug 2021  Danish Jewellery Box, Contemporary Jewellery Design.
Exhibition  17 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019  Concept Hangout for Jewellery by Karina Noyons and Camilla Prasch.
Meeting  27 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019  The City of Jewellery 2019.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018  Bring It On. Danish Contemporary Jewellery.
Meeting  25 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017  Parcours Bijoux 2017.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016  Boiling Pot.
Exhibition  13 Oct 2015 - 22 Nov 2015  The Danish Jewellery Box at Seoul.
Exhibition  02 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  Embroidery Brooches by Camilla Prasch & Karina Noyons.

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Book:  Danish Jewellery 1960 - 2000. Lise Funder.  2000