Friday, 26 August 2011

A Jewellery Adventure

New Zealand jeweller Jacqui Chan is holding a unique performance/exhibition in Christchurch entitled Host a Brooch that will be launched tonight. The project is hosted by Christchurch contemporary jewellery gallery The National , which lost its gallery space in the devastating February earthquakes, and is now holding pop-up exhibitions throughout the city.

Jacqui has created a series of brooches made from found detritus of Christchurch and invites the public to "host a brooch on an urban adventure," in a system operating like a bike-sharing system. Jacqui says, "Just as a bicycle transforms our experience of a city - producing new sensory experiences, routes and encounters - jewellery also alters how we encounter a city."

Host a Brooch will take place over the next six weekends in Christchurch. You can read more about the project on InDesign Live

Jacqui Chan also has work in the current exhibition Close to Hand at RMIT School of Art Gallery in Melbourne.

images from the Host a Brooch blog

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