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

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

ENTRY FREE

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

images from opening night, Thursday 7 June

Photography by Elisa Bryant

Island Welcome

2 - 30 June 2018

Alice Whish, Anna Davern, Belinda Newick, Jane Bowden, Jess Dare, Kath Inglis, Lauren Simeoni, Liv Boyle, Manon van Kouswijk, Melinda Young, Michelle Cangiano, Maree Clarke, 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.

 

 
 
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Daily Review - Island Welcome Review

by Michael Winkler

A secret to the power of the exhibition is the implicit invitation to imagine placing each garland around your neck, in a literal sense making the political personal through bodily intimacy; an invitation to ‘try on’ the ideas being expressed.