Belle Kirkpatrick

Belle is a Brisbane based artist and ethical metalsmith who works with recycled silver and responsibly sourced gemstones. Her work reflects a light-hearted inquiry into surrealism and an aesthetic & conceptual exploration into the contrast of darkness and lightness. In a transient and disposable culture, Belle is inspired by the prospect of creating work of permanence (contemporary heirlooms) with a focus on inspiring meaningful dialogue through art. Jewellery holds a rich and varied history and culture. Belle’s work considers historic context to disrupt conservative and binary representations and critique traditional identity .discourse, this theme is most clearly explored in her series of signet rings that represent the reclamation of derogatory terms.

Belle has exhibited her work internationally, including 9 March Project (Moscow, 2020) and Why Jewellery? (Hong Kong, 2019).