Jewellery is an act of art, craft and design, and also lives and breathes on the bodies of those who wear it. From intimate pieces to large scale works, the contemporary jewellery in this exhibition explores the act of making and how jewellery is worn on the body, telling stories that start with the artist and continue through the life of the object as a worn and viewed item, creating new resonances with owners into the future.
Spanning a wide range of materials, techniques and meanings, the works on display are playful, intricate, conceptual, personal and political. The artists also engage with themes of place, sustainability in materials and identity.
Liam Benson | Helena Bogucki | Julie Blyfield | Zoe Brand | Maree Clarke | Jess Dare | Anna Davern | Bin Dixon-Ward | Sian Edwards | Emma Fielden | Lola Greeno | Pennie Jagiello | Bridget Kennedy | Inari Kiuru | Grace Lillian Lee | Vicki Mason | Claire McArdle | Tiffany Parbs | Blanche Tilden | Catherine Truman | Manon van Kouswijk | Zoë Veness
Made/ Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
IMAGE: © Liam Benson, Coat of Arms, 2007, photo: Steven Cook