Opening: 6 to 8pm Wednesday 08 July 2015
Exhibition continues: 09 July to 19 July 2015
Location: Chrissie Cotter Gallery Sydney
Pidcock Street Camperdown
Thursday – Sunday: 11am-4pm
‘Perfect Mutations’ includes 45 pieces by 45 artists selected from those that were previously exhibited as a part of Exhibitions 1 to 6 in the ‘Unlimited Substance’ series. This exhibition coincides with the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia conference held at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney from 10th to 12th July 2015.
The individual pieces were selected to showcase the diversity of practice in the field and the applied skills used by the practioners. Artists from across Australia (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC) and the rest of the world (Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA) are included. The exhibition as a whole considers the communication of mood, poetry, expression and narrative through objects worn and interacted with in everday life.
‘Perfect mutations’, and the JMGA conference theme ‘Edges Borders Gaps‘, responds an assertion made by two academics that “the contemporary jewellery movement is dead.” ‘Perfect Mutations’ picks up on the idea of socio-cultural evolution, whereby social and cultural forms continually morph over time. This exhibition shows that contemporary jewellery is far from dead because practitioners from across the globe are creating jewellery/object forms that dynamically reflect and engage with socio-cultural changes that are afoot in our life times. Organisms evolve by exploiting the edges, borders and gaps. They are driven to find a particular niche, but can only exist in symbiosis with other organisms.
Marrickville Council representative for the opening:
Chris Ki Leung Li