The works of contemporary artists from around the world have been brought together for a special exhibition which explores the connection between art, design and contemporary jewellery making.
Intimately Connected, now showing at .M Contemporary art gallery, Sydney, aims to educate and engage visitors with the contemporary making process.
“Jewellery art is often used as a form of self-expression and can draw attention to sexuality, enhance beauty, signify wealth and status, project power â€“ but wearing a work of art can also have an emotional meaning,” says Michelle Paterson, director and founder of .M Contemporary.
The wearable objects explore contemporary ideas and themes through the theatrical use of colour, unexpected scale, texture, decorative details and striking sculptural elements.
Works by British contemporary artist Zoe Robertson (pictured below) and Olga and Rok of Slovania (top image) feature in the exhibition.
Robertson’s open-minded approach to challenging the boundaries of jewellery is the motivation behind her practise. Her work is known for its bold colours, striking patterns and tactile surfaces.
Slovenian jewellery designer Olga Kosica and graphic designer Rok Marinsek are the creative pair behind the Ljubljana-based jewellery label olgafacesrok. Inspired by contemporary art, sculpture, painting and nature, their work is often created by combining materials, techniques and the latest technologies such as 3D printing.
Intimately Connected is showing at .M Contemporary art gallery, Sydney until October 26.