new directions by ten contemporary jewellers

Jewellers Helena Bogucki, Claire Brooks, Kim Christian, Carolyn Gorman, Jessica Jubb, Nicole Lance, Carrie McDowell, Claire Moody, Leah Tarlo and Fern Vallesi spent a year on the exhibition, which represents their participation in the FORM Contemporary Craft and Design initiative.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heathcote Museum & Gallery in Fremantle precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Friday 11 July 2008 to Sunday 10 August 2008

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Heathcote Museum and Gallery Curator Soula Veyradier said the exhibition represented a significant accomplishment for these artists and their passion and dedication was reflected in their work. “The 11 artists come from very diverse backgrounds with some self-taught, others with qualifications from Curtin and Edith Cowan universities and TAFE and one is a fourth generation silversmith,” she said. “The pieces are a testament to the hard work, creativity and passion shown throughout the workshops.”

The FORM Craft and Design initiative took place over a series of five workshops. The jewellers were immersed in the design process and were encouraged to move out of their comfort zones by experimenting with a diverse range of materials, including precious metals, textiles, and found objects as well as trying new techniques.

Link artist and FORM participant Fern Vallesi said the workshops gave the jewellers an opportunity to develop their own skills and production techniques, which could be seen in the exhibition. “The process of creating the pieces for this project has been a journey through which my style has grown,” she said.


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