Monday, 13 June 2011

Talente 2011

These images are from the Talente exhibition in Munich in March 2011. Talente is an annual showcase of emerging artists in all areas of craft and design. In 2011 three artists from Australia were selected for inclusion in the exhibition: myself, jewellery artist Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, and glass artist Kristel Britcher. It was a great honour to be included and I was fortunate to be able to go to Munich for the exhibition.

Talente takes place as part of Schmuck week (schmuck meaning jewellery in German), when Munich is taken over by jewellery exhibitions. Exploring the city was like a treasure hunt as we sought out exhibitions around every corner.

The main events, Schmuck, Talente, Exempla and Meister der Moderne, are held in the huge Munich convention centre as part of the International Handwerksmesse.

My three brooches in the show were landscapes of bouncy balls, sterling silver, mokume gane, enamelled copper, felted wool and gemstones. These landscape brooches are informed by the landscape paintings of J M W Turner and an Impressionist concern for colour and the transient effects of light.

'Bouncy ball' in German is 'flummi'.

top photo by Jeremy Dillon
exhibition photos from Talente

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