'Unexpected Pleasures - The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery'Beverley Price at National Gallery of Victoria
'Unexpected Pleasures' looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives. Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design.
Included in the exhibition is the work of South African jewellery designer Beverley Price, who addresses the democracy of often-paradoxical materials used in post-Apartheid South Africa. Price centralises the moving, living human body as an artistic forum for designing, making and wearing jewellery, as well as consideration of the kinesis of jewellery on the body.
20 April - 26 August