Playlist showcases a collection of contemporary metal and jewellery crafts including Australian native stone rings and necklaces, designs that incorporates traditional Korean metalcraft techniques and jewelleries made out of recycled silver and marine debris.
Mostly based in Sydney and Melbourne, the exhibiting artists speak their own unique stories through their distinctive craft works. Exploring our relationship with the nature, Bridget Kennedy incorporates recycled sterling silver and plastic marine debris into her practices in her Ocean Jewels series while a metal jewellery artist Vicki Mason uses plants as metaphors to have the notion of places, belongings, and the life cycle. Traditional Korean metal inlay techniques iypsa is enlivened by Joungmee Do’s contemporary adaptation to her extraordinary creations of metalcraft offering deeper enrichment on the metal surfaces.
Kenny Son has completed a six month apprenticeship with master craftsman Cho Sung-joon in South Korea, from which he employs the traditional metalcraft techniques into his aesthetically minimalistic designs inspired by the everyday objects that surround him. Charged with his own experiences of migrating to Australia, Daehoon Kang’s organic sculpture objects speak a unique visual language imbued with Korean wit and humour.
Wearable jewelleries in various shapes and forms are also presented by Jin Ah Jo and Leonie Simpson. Jo transforms recycled mild steel into geometric structures with an addition of colours which results in very unique pieces of jewellery. Utilising naturally sourced Mookaite stones, Leonie Simpson creates tiny yet colourful, elegant rings and necklaces.
As part of the Sydney Craft Week 2019, this exhibition is presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.
Friday 11 October to Friday 15 November 2019
Monday - Friday
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