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Island Welcome


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    Kath Inglis,  A Lei from the welcome mat , 2017, used thongts, silk thread, sterling silver, patina. Photo: Kathe Inglis

 

Kath Inglis, A Lei from the welcome mat, 2017, used thongts, silk thread, sterling silver, patina. Photo: Kathe Inglis

ISLAND WELCOME

Exhibition: 2 - 30 JUNE 2018
Exhibition opening: Thursday 7 June, 6 - 8pm

Alice Whish, Anna Davern, Belinda Newick, Jane Bowden, Jess Dare, Kath Inglis, Lauren Simeoni, Liv Boyle, Manon van Kouswijk, Maree Clarke, Melinda Young, Michelle Cangiano, Nicky Hepburn, Sim Luttin & Vicki Mason

Curated by Belinda Newick

Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of greeting. Inspired by the welcome garland found in many traditional island cultures, the artists have each made a neckpiece interpreting the theme of ‘welcome' in response to current Australian immigration and refugee policy.

This builds on the exhibition shown as part of Radiant Pavilion 2017, with six new artists contributing to the conversation.

Craft will mark World Refugee Day with two events on Wednesday 20 June.

The exhibition will be opened by Jana Favero, Director – Advocacy and Campaigns, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on Thursday 7 June, 6 - 8pm.