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LIGHT WORK presented by Sarra Tzijan

  • The Workers Club 51 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 Australia (map)

LIGHT WORK is a collaboration between Sarra Tzijan and brother Jamal Twycross-Smith (Jamaru Digital) that merges traditional techniques of jewellery making and sculpture with modern design and new technologies. In this window exhibition these two artists bring together their contrasting disciplines and creative style to produce a visually stimulating window exhibition. Sarra Tzijan works across jewellery, sculpture and design. For this exhibition she’ll be producing a collection of small handmade sculptures and objects (some wearable) that relate to her first jewellery collection titled ‘STRING WHEEL SERIES’. Jamal’s practice consists of digital art, film and animation. For this exhibition he’ll be producing a series of digital artworks to be projected around the box, creating an intriguing light-filled world for the 3D objects to inhabit. Sarra and Jamal have designed LIGHT WORK to be experienced at night. The pieces will still be visible during the day, however the true effect is when the projections bring the objects to life after dark. This will produce an intriguing display of lighting effects - shadows, patterns, silhouettes all accompanied by the slow, rhythmic movement of the objects. The exhibition is on at The Workers Club - a well known historic pub in the heart of Fitzroy. The siblings chose this venue for it's location It gets a tonne of foot traffic and attracts a wide audience. Because of where the box is situated it will be visible to anyone walking past on Gertrude Street. The exhibition is designed to be a part of the passer by's experience.. not necessarily pushed upon them but more of an accidental inclusion on their walk. Powering this exhibition is a desire for Jamal and Sarra to connect on a deeper level and share the fruits of their collaborative work with the outer world. In a larger sense, LIGHT WORK is about bringing people together and encouraging connections through all kinds of creative practices. It's about making art easily accessible and always inviting. The plan is to bring together contrasting elements of handmade and digital with light and form to create a visually stunning and unified display in this intimate space.