LINDA HUGHES: STRIPED INFERENCE 26 August - 16 September 2017



In this exhibition, by explicating the relationship between the stripe and its historical context, the audience can engage in a review of the stripe’s contextual history. This enables a critical assessment of the evidence found in the historical sources. Refining the artist’s opinion and informing creative practice is a way of revealing research outcomes via expression in the jewellery artefacts.


Contemporary jeweller, Linda Hughes lives and works in Melbourne and has a BA, (Hons), MA (Fine Art) and PhD from RMIT University. Hughes has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas, including The Obscure Stripe, 2013, Galerie Biró, Germany, Metonymy – Look Both Ways, 2010, Jam Factory, Adelaide, and Craft Victoria, Melbourne. In 2005, she received the Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Award and The Filippo Raphael Fresh Award. In 2011, she received a New Work Grant from the Australia Council of the Arts and several academic and travel scholarships. Her work is held in public collections, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France, Toowoomba Art Gallery, Qld., Aust.

OPening: Saturday 26 August, 5 -7pm Collins Place Gallery, 45 Collins Street Melbourne

Opening remarks by rmit emeritus professor Robert Baines