Wednesday, 8 June 2011

In and out of the woods

New Zealand born, Melbourne based jeweller Julia deVille in her first South Australian solo exhibition,Nevermore. deVille explores life and death working with traditional gold and silversmithing techniques combined with materials that were once living such as jet, human hair and taxidermy.While these works embrace the Goth-schlock aesthetic (in a good way) the work in the big room at the Jam Factory is more cool and distanced.
Imagining Interiors
21 May–10 July 2011, JamFactory, Lion Arts Centre, 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide.

At a time when the Gothic is all around us, curator Wendy Walker has invited craft practitioners, designers and visual artists Roy Ananda, Kirsten Coelho, Nico Kelly, Khai Liew, Jessica Loughlin, Sean O'Connell, Amy Patterson, Mary-Jean Richardson and Julia Robinson to create new works based on historical and contemporary Gothic literature such as The Well by Elizabeth Jolley and work by HP Lovecraft.

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