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Dancing Together presented by e.g.etal

  • e.g.etal 167 Flinders Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Engrossed in a vital life affirming need to make, Jane Frances Reilly and Prue Venables present collaborative works across the fields of metal and ceramics. Trained as potters and jewellers, they delight in interweaving their ideas, imaginations and personalities, each responding to the other, as new contemporary objects and jewellery pieces evolve. Objects of function envelop the activities of daily life, sometimes noticed and celebrated, sometimes lurking and almost invisible. Each one nevertheless holds history, thought, time, the imprint of the mind and the hands of its maker. The potter turns naturally to the vessel where a skin of clay restrains internal spaces awaiting filling and emptying as the patterns of living unfold. The jeweller more obviously interweaves memory, place, celebration and time into forms to adorn the body. Each piece of this work has developed through combinations of responses, a process that is ever evolving.