MARCOS DAVIDSON

THE HOUSE OF HALLMARCOS

Celebrating thirty years of continual practice: 1979-2009. Featuring three major bodies of works: Sonic Selectors 2001-2009, Head Takers 2009 & Lapidem 2006. The exhibition will also include an installation of paintings acknowledging and illuminating the street origins of the Marcos Davidson family tree of Hallmarks - The House of Hallmarcos.

Art Exhibition previously on at Until Never in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 14 October 2009 to Sunday 15 November 2009
Launch Wednesday 14 October 2009, 6 to 8pm

Sonic Selectors & Head Taker image

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Objet trouve from Marcos’ workshop will be transplanted to the gallery, like a ice-core sample from Antarctica, providing a glimpse into the world of the artists muses and appreciations.

An audio work by Joyce Hinterding, recorded in the workshop via antenna, of the electronic fields therein, will provide sonic ambience so required by the House of Hallmarcos.

ABOUT MARCOS DAVIDSON

Gold and Silversmith, Gem-Hunter, Metallurgist & Plasticquairian .

Marcos Davidson founded his studio Au-Gusto Inc, in 1979, as a Bespoke Jeweller & Conservationist .

Exhibiting widely and regularly, he has established a healthy profile as one of the most engaged and idiosyncratic jewellers in practice today, operating out of his wonderfully eclectic, light-drenched studio in Flinders Lane. Melbourne.

A true city denizen, Marcos’ work has been deeply involved with city culture, both inspired by it, and influencing it.

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ARTISTS TALKS by
MARCOS DAVIDSON
THE HOUSE OF HALLMARCOS

Saturday 24th and 31st of October at 2pm

TALK 1
The Age of the Plastiquarian – Bakelite the first 3D man-made material
Saturday 24.10.09 2PM
Marcos pays respect to the incredible capacity this material endows in each piece of bakelite he transforms into an object of beauty through his jewellery pieces. In connection to his exhibition The House of Hallmarcos, Until Never invites you to a 30-minute artist talk with Marcos Davidson to learn about this historical and now antique material, known as the first 3D synthetic material, and its role in his work over the span of his 30 year career.

TALK 2
The street-based origin of the hallmarks of Marcos Davidson and their application in his works
Saturday 31.10.09 2PM
In the recent publication Kings Way – The Beginning of Australian Graffiti: Melbourne 1983-1992, Marcos Davidson is celebrated as one of Melbourne’s first street artists. Throughout the 80s and early 90s Marcos’ characters were ubiquitous on the streets of Melbourne and uniquely recognizable due to their distinctiveness from traditional tags. Join Marcos for a 30-minute talk as he discusses the street based origins of his hallmarks and their evolution and use in his practice as a jeweller and artist.

Location

UNTIL NEVER
2nd Floor 3-5 Hosier Lane Melbourne
(enter from Rutledge Lane)
Victoria 3000 Australia

Open
12 to 6pm Wednesday to Saturday
or by appointment