Four emerging jewellers, unified by their interest in the intersection of artifice and the natural world, utilise a forgotten laneway in the heart of Fitzroy. Works destined to occupy the landscape of the body are re-contextualised to adorn this vacant space, calling attention to how we can engage our city environment in a way that recognises it as an extension of our natural world. Challenging the idea of the city as devoid of beauty, this intervention explores the potential for connectedness and interplay between people, the natural environment and urban spaces. Artefacts created as a personal response to the natural world are installed in this impersonal and artificial context. The space is a surprising sanctuary in its stillness and disuse, offering the possibility of finding solace in unexpected urban places.
Meet the artists event Friday 1st Sept, 3-5:30pm.