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Rachael Colley

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Published: 06.09.2017

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M(eat) et al is a developing collection that juxtaposes foodstuffs with the flesh of the human body, highlighting abject associations and our relationship with food and its consumption. 
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Rachael Colley. Brooch: Vanitas II, 2017. Apple peel, balsa wood, stainless steel. 4.4 x 3.9 x 6.7 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: Vanitas, M(eat) et al collection. Rachael Colley
Brooch: Vanitas II, 2017
Apple peel, balsa wood, stainless steel
4.4 x 3.9 x 6.7 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: Vanitas, M(eat) et al collection
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Rachael Colley. Brooch: Vanitas II, 2017. Apple peel, balsa wood, stainless steel. 4.4 x 3.9 x 6.7 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: Vanitas, M(eat) et al collection. On model. Rachael Colley
Brooch: Vanitas II, 2017
Apple peel, balsa wood, stainless steel
4.4 x 3.9 x 6.7 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: Vanitas, M(eat) et al collection

On model

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Brooch: Vanitas II, 2017. Apple peel, balsa wood, stainless steel. 4.4 x 3.9 x 6.7 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: Vanitas, M(eat) et al collection. On model. Rachael Colley
Brooch: Vanitas II, 2017
Apple peel, balsa wood, stainless steel
4.4 x 3.9 x 6.7 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: Vanitas, M(eat) et al collection

On model

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016. Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine. 25 x 3 x 30 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. Rachael Colley
Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016
Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine
25 x 3 x 30 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016. Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine. 25 x 3 x 30 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. On model. Rachael Colley
Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016
Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine
25 x 3 x 30 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al

On model

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016. Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine. 25 x 3 x 30 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. On model. Rachael Colley
Necklace: Balsa’d Bacon, 2016
Bacon, balsa wood, leather, copper and butcher’s twine
25 x 3 x 30 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al

On model

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: The Untanny, 2016. Beef, leather, walnut and copper. 41 x 3 x 41 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. Rachael Colley
Necklace: The Untanny, 2016
Beef, leather, walnut and copper
41 x 3 x 41 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: The Untanny, 2016. Beef, leather, walnut and copper. 41 x 3 x 41 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. On model. Rachael Colley
Necklace: The Untanny, 2016
Beef, leather, walnut and copper
41 x 3 x 41 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al

On model

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Rachael Colley. Necklace: The Untanny, 2016. Beef, leather, walnut and copper. 41 x 3 x 41 cm. Photo by: Rachael Colley. From series: M(eat) et al. On model. Rachael Colley
Necklace: The Untanny, 2016
Beef, leather, walnut and copper
41 x 3 x 41 cm
Photo by: Rachael Colley
From series: M(eat) et al

On model

© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.

Intro
Rachael Colley is an interdisciplinary Birmingham-based artist and lecturer at the Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA), Sheffield Hallam University. In 2010 she gained an MA in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery from the Royal College of Art. Her current collection M(eat) et al sits alongside a complimentary set of Ambiguous Implements for eating, grooming and cleaning, that jointly serve to highlight aspects of contemporary consumer culture.

Statement

M(eat) et al is a developing collection that juxtaposes foodstuffs with the flesh of the human body, highlighting abject associations and our relationship with food and its consumption. These wearables seek to defamiliarise everyday organic substances through denaturing processes and the materials’ re-presentation as jewellery. The degradable materials’ limited lifespan highlights the fleeting and complex nature of human existence and the passing of time, suggesting the ultimate end that conventional jewellery circumvents through its endurance. M(eat) et al is designed to sit alongside a complimentary set of Ambiguous Implements for eating, grooming, and cleaning, that jointly serve to highlight aspects of contemporary consumer culture.

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Events      View / hide events

2017:
Exhibition  27 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017  Ambiguous Implements: redesigning the domestic.
Vittoria Street Gallery, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Exhibition  18 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  Itami International Craft Exhibition.
The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
Lecture  11 Oct 2017 - 11 Oct 2017  M(eat) et al, lecture at the School of Art, Birmingham City University.
Open call  30 Jan 2017 - 01 Mar 2017  XIV International Baltic Jewellery Show Amber Trip.
2015:
Fundraising  16 Jun 2015 - 15 Jul 2015  JUNK - Rubbish to Gold: kickstarter campaign.

Publications      View / hide publications

Magazine:  "M(eat) et al" Findings The Association for Contemporary Jewellery. 2017
Dorchester, Issue 64, P13-14
Magazine:  Two-fingered (salute). 2016
FEAST: Cutlery (issue 1), published online only, Podia, ISSN: 2397-785X
Magazine:  On Performing Art Jewellery: Identity play as leisure activity. 2016
The Dress Issue, Annals of Leisure Research, Sian Hindle, Anne Boultwood, Rachael Colley
Magazine:  Spurious Luxus. 2015
Zētēsis: International journal for Fine Art, Philosophy & the Wild Sciences, Article Press, Birmingham, Vol 2, P. 96-103
Magazine:  "Selected Graduates", Findings The Association for Contemporary Jewellery. 2010
Dorchester, Issue 51, P19
Magazine:  Selected Graduates. Crafts magazine:  2010
Issue 225 July/August, p12-13
Book:  “500 Pendants and Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments”. Lark Books:  2008
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