Wednesday, 29 June 2011

True Colours

 photo by Jeremy Dillon

This piece came home today from its tour as part of the New Traditional Jewellery exhibition in the Netherlands and Germany. This brooch is summer view of the church and park which in winter looked like this. (Now an apartment complex is under construction in front of the church, so I'm working on a new piece.)

These are some other pieces from the exhibition.

New Traditional Jewellery is a biennial international exhibition in which participants reinterpret a piece of historical jewellery in a contemporary context. The exhibition also has a new theme each time: the theme in 2010 was True Colours. It was first exhibited at the Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair in November 2010.

The historical piece reinterpreted in my brooch was this Indian gold brooch, using the 'extinct' technique of babul to fuse tiny cones to larger spheres.

New Traditional Jewellery was also exhibited at der villa Bengal in Idar Oberstein, Germany and at the Museum of Modern Art Arnhem in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

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