Time: May 24, 2011 at 6pm to July 2, 2011 at 6pm
Location: Pieces of Eight Gallery 3000
Street: 28 Russell Place
City/Town: Melbourne Vic
Website or Map: http://piecesofeightgallery.b…
Phone: (03) 9497 8121
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Pieces of Eight Gallery
Latest Activity: May 25, 2011
Pieces of Fate
Curated by Melanie Katsalidis and Rachel Gorman
24th May – 2nd July, 2011
Bridget Bodenham, Cesar Cueva, Cinnamon Lee, Craig Spark, David Parker, Djurdjica Kesic, Dougal Haslem, Elfrun Lach, Jin-Ah Jo, Justine Austen, Karla Way, Katie Jacobs, Katrina Freene, Krista McRae, Lucy Folk, Marcus Foley, Mark Edgoose, Melinda Young, Meredith Turnbull, Nadja Soloviev, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Nicky Hepburn, Nina Oikawa, Pennie Jagiello, Peta Kruger, Raymond de Zwart, Shimara Carlow, Sian Edwards, Sim Luttin, Steffi Kalina, Katrina Tyler, Tamara Dixon, Teresa Lane, Tessa Blazey, Tim Fleming, Zoe Crowder and Nina Ellis.
Have you ever come across a piece of jewellery, and thought to yourself, this must have been made for me… And there it was, just sitting there, quite simply, waiting to be found.
Pieces of Eight Gallery presents Pieces of Fate, a group exhibition of exquisite handcrafted pendants. Drawing inspiration from Professor Robert Baines, who coined the term, the exhibition includes works from 37 of the gallery’s represented artists who broadly explore the idea of an objects fate. Within the pendants various manifestations lay inherent intentions, purposes and appeal; an unquestionable right to exist. What then becomes its destiny?
Historically, pendants have provided all kinds of meaning and perceived powers for the wearer. Pieces of Fate explores how the modern day pendant can tell a story, possess magical powers or provide particular protection for an individual. It playfully engages with conversations about how materials, symbols and personal concepts give power or inscribe meaning to a piece of jewellery, and consequently how this may cause it to potentially determine its wearer.
With the making of each pendant, the artist was asked to record who or what the pendant may be for. This confidential text travels with the piece as a secret exchange between the creator and wearer of the pendant. As Kevin Murray states in his essay about the exhibition, “These incantations represent an important step forward in the restoration of jewellery power. They’re more than reflections on the personal inspiration of the jeweller. They also anticipate how the pendants will be experienced by the wearer.”
May 24th, 2011, from 6-8pm
Exhibition to be opened by
Melanie Katsalidis, Director and
Curator, Pieces of Eight Gallery
Exhibition publication to be
launched on the opening night
RSVP by May 20th, email to:
‘Lucky Dip’ with Rachel Gorman
and Pennie Jagiello
June 25th, 2011, 10 – 3pm
Open to all, bookings essential,
RSVP by June 20th, 2011
Please contact the Gallery for more details about the exhibition, represented artists and upcoming events or visit www.piecesofeight.com.au Copies of the Pieces of Fate book are available on order through the gallery.