An exhibition of sculptural artworks referencing jewellery – curated by local artist/jeweller Kes Harper
(Someone once said to me) “I love it when you take your jewellery/necklace/ earrings off and place them on the table, they become a small sculpture.”
It is this comment that is the starting point for this exhibition in the Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi,
In Re:Worn, artists have been selected and ‘commissioned’ to make wall or table ‘jewellery-referenced’ sculptures in their chosen medium – stone, wood, paper, textiles, metal.
Jewellery. Adornment. Worn on the body, carrying many meanings – historically, culturally, spiritually, fashionably, personally. Whether worn or not worn, it has a life as art, as sculpture.
Artists in this exhibition have reflected on the often ‘ephemeral’ nature of jewellery in the modern, western world and, by up scaling, have given it a story, life, and identity of its own, independent of being ‘carried’ by a wearer.
These sculptural artworks aim to challenge the viewer on their concept of jewellery and the wearing of it.
Re:Worn exhibiting artists
• Tobias Bennett • Diana Boyd • Kylie Beynon • Jeramie Carter • Leesa Knights • Edwardo Milan • Barbara Nanshe • Willemina Villari • Gav Vitullo • Ahn Wells