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VICKI MASON AND ALICE WHISH


  • Craft Victoria Watson Place, off Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 Melbourne, Vic (map)
Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish,  Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1,  Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish, Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1, Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

22 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER  2019

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish present new jewellery resulting from a joint AIR in Bundanon, NSW in 2018. Embedded in the works are ideas that interrogate how plants have the capacity to connect us to place to reveal something of the genius loci or the spirit of that place.

Mason digs into the stories and connections people working at Bundanon have with select plants of the property. Knowledge about plants and their names is dwindling and Mason seeks to draw our attention to specific species as a way of maintaining this knowledge and keeping it in circulation. At Bundanon, Whish had the privilege of learning about the positive effects of burning bushland from the Mudjingaalbarraga fire group, particularly in relation to understanding and controlling plant diversity. In this exhibition she explores specific plants that return after a fire as well as how individuals orientate and navigate within the bush environment.

Earlier Event: August 16
Craft & Design as a Career 2019