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Talismans for Travel presented by e.g.etal & Adelphi Hotel

  • Adelphi Hotel 187 Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

e.g.etal gallery and Adelphi Hotel collaborate to present a contemporary jewellery exhibition titled ‘Talismans for Travel’. Seventeen e.g.etal artists have created wearable objects that seek to provide protection, luck and guidance for the traveller - and celebrate the experience of travel and exploration. The pieces will be on display at the Adelphi Hotel from Aug 21 - 2 Sept, 2017. Despite monumental changes in the way we travel, the act of leaving home still evokes atavistic pleasures and anxieties. Exhilarating, arduous, mundane and rewarding, travel offers moments of both heady independence and profound human connection. Bookended by movement, we seek stillness: a temporary home. A talisman can be any object that we inscribe with the power to affect our emotions or surroundings. This exhibition will explore the ways in which contemporary jewellery can give physical and artistic expression to the ubiquitous desire for safe passage and a sense of place, in the pursuit of new worlds. "I believe a talisman requires 3 ingredients to be realised: First, the material must have some magic. In my experience, materials found in nature seem to carry the most potent qualities. Second, a talisman must be made with pure intentions, requiring a special focus towards honouring the material and celebrating its essence. Third, the wearer must believe in magic. Without all this, the talisman sleeps. An ordinary thing, like an old volcano waiting to stir. Some people say, a talisman chooses you anyway." - Liv Boyle, contemporary jewellery artist. Participating artists: Amy Renshaw, Anita Crowther, Brad Bird, Cinnamon Lee, Courtney Jackson, Daniel Serra, Emma Jane Donald, Jose Marin, Julia deVille, Julia Storey, Laura Eyles, Liv Boyle, Melinda Young, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Phoebe Porter, Sarah Heyward & Vikki Kassioras.