Exhibition 8: Perfect mutations

Opening:  6 to 8pm Wednesday 08 July 2015

Exhibition continues:  09 July to 19 July 2015

Location: Chrissie Cotter Gallery Sydney

Pidcock Street Camperdown

Opening hours:

Thursday – Sunday: 11am-4pm


Claire McArdle

Claire McArdle

Jan Turzo

Jan Turzo

Regina Middleton

Regina Middleton

Melanie West


‘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.



Michelle Genders


Exhibiting artists:

Alexander Cooke

Alison Mckellar

Amelia Toelke

Anna Davern

Bridie Lander

Chun-Lung Hsieh

Claire McArdle

Constanze Schreiber

Helen Mok

Hsiao-Ting Su

Janny Huang Yokota

Jan Turzo

Jessica Winchcombe

Jose Marin

Juliette Pastorok

Kallia Chatzigianni

Karin Jakobsson

Linus Tsang-Hsuan Lin

Lorena Lazard 

Marcos Davidson

Melanie West

Melinda Young

Melissa Cameron

Michal Oren

Natalie Gock

Natalie Smith

Neke Moa

Nicholas Bastin

Nora Rochel

Rachel Timmins

Regina Middleton

Rhonda Dwyer

Rui Kikuchi

Satoshi Nakamura

Sian Edwards

Suse Scholem

Taisuke Nakada

Teresa Milheiro

Vernon Bowden

Wen-Miao Yeh

Yen-Chen Liu

Ying-Hsiu Chen

Yu-Lin Wang

Zita Ying-Hsun Hsu

Zoe Brand


Installation assistance:

Robin Hungerford


Marrickville Council representative for the opening:

Sylvie Ellsmore


Gallery invigilators:

Emily Copp

Kate Hutchinson

Chris Ki Leung Li

Alexander Cooke

Rhonda Dwyer

Helen Mok

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