Studio 20/17 invites you to the opening of Winter Brooches 2009
Wednesday 3rd June 6 - 8pm
“A friend once remarked “A brooch?! Oh no!
Only old ladies wear those!” As I have come to understand it, the general consensus is that a brooch is a decorative object that is placed, pinned or worn on the body’s landscape, at the neck, shoulder or breast, and is worn especially by women.
Especially by women?! Rubbish! I believe brooches have almost universal appeal and you do not have to be the most ‘daring’ gentleman or the ‘trendiest’ of ladies to wear one.
A brooch does not need to ‘fit’ like a ring or bracelet nor does it require the use of punctured holes through the body and is not restricted in placement by its namesake like the ‘necklace’. It may be a small pin worn on the edge of the collar, a monumental chest-covering piece or perhaps modest in size but potent with meaning."
- Zoe Brand (contemporary jeweller, writer)
The exhibition runs from 2nd June to 11th July 2009