Another piece that made it to the opening, I wore it and so did my daughter! I actually wore it doubled, and Ciara wore it like this. Made with neoprene tubing and beads made from gin, wine and vodka bottles.
These earrings were lucky enough to visit my exhibition opening, but didn’t make it in the final cut of jewellery for the exhibition. It was one of my first trials at soldering two rings together and it went completely wrong! I felt like crying a little, because I had some designs that required more than one ring to be soldered together, instead I kept practicing and got enough rings joined to make several pairs of earrings. The little bead was made from a Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle.
“Deep End” my SALA exhibition for 2019 is officially open! Many thanks to everyone who came along to say hello at the opening! It was a lovely afternoon. Massive thanks to @murraybridgeregionalgallery for their huge support for this exhibition. I have had the most amazing time creating these new pieces of jewellery. The exhibition runs until September 7, and if you feel like a day out, there are lots of other exhibitions to check out in Murray Bridge and surrounding areas. Happy SALA Festival everyone!
Finished the last necklace for “Deep End” this morning! Just in time for the opening today at 2.00pm at @murraybridgeregionalgallery
So today I installed my SALA exhibition at @murraybridgeregionalgallery ! “Deep End” opens on Sunday from 2-4pm alongside the Tamworth Textile Triennial. I am thrilled with how my exhibition has come together and really appreciate all of the help from the wonderful staff and volunteers at the gallery. It has been a very personal exhibition for me. I have created new pieces and tried to create a visually interesting experience for visitors. I hope you get a chance to see it! This is a before shot of the window. The wall was painted to look like the tiles on the bottom of a swimming pool.
Some pretty recycled glass earrings made from wine bottles to match the necklace from the previous post.
Some new recycled glass beads for “Deep End” opening Sunday from 2-4pm at @murraybridgeregionalgallery ! Can you see the wave beads in this necklace? Made from wine bottles, the colour comes from adding smashed up glass to the beads while they are hot.
It’s now one week until “Deep End” opens at the @murraybridgeregionalgallery ! This necklace is currently one of my favourites. I love how all the layers are different and work so beautifully together. Made from recycled glass objects, and enamel copper tubes that I made.
So much work goes into putting an exhibition together. For me, making the beads is just one part of that process. Before the beads were made, I had to work on a concept, have my proposal approved by the Gallery Director, designed a bunch of necklaces and earrings that align with my theme. Then there is the making of the beads! Hundreds and hundreds of them. All made from recycled glass objects, all blue for this exhibition. Next, I will be making the jewellery, and also curating the exhibition, which means I have also think about your experience as a visitor, and how that ties back with the jewellery and the theme. To be honest, this has been one of the most amazing experiences of my artist life so far and I am so grateful to @murraybridgeregionalgallery for the opportunity to display this exhibition during SALA.
Oh now these earrings are really fun to wear! Made from a wine bottle. I love how they dangle, and the colour is awesome.