Grids

Bin Dixon-Ward’s exhibition is a playful exploration of the grid as it appears in the urban form.

Grids are everywhere, in the layout of our cities and towns, in land divisions for agriculture and housing, floor plans and building facades; the urban grid has endless translations.  As a fundamental unit of our endeavours to manage and control our environment, we use the grid to protect us, to navigate our way and to mark and control our boundaries.  The grid maintains a structure that is both self-supporting and flexible. Its foundations remain intact even when the surface is altered and eroded through use.
Showing from 1- 30 August 2014
In Gallery Three, Craft 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne

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About the artist

Bin Dixon-Ward completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours (Vice Chancellors List) at RMIT in 2012 and is now undertaking a PhD by creative practice with a focus on the role of digital technologies in contemporary jewellery.  Bin has exhibited in Europe and North America and is the recipient of several awards for her jewellery.  Her work is held in public nad private collections including The Powerhouse Musesum, Sydney and Musee des Artes Decoritifs, Paris.  Bin’s current creative interests include the urban environment and in particular the city grid as an abstracted form that can be transformed into wearable objects.

IMAGE photography by Jeremy Dillon

 

Photographs by Anita Beaney