Exhibitions

Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery

Opens 18-03-2022,  closes 15-05-2022

Argyle Gallery 4

Liam Benson, Coat of Arms, 2009

Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery is an Australian Design Centre major touring exhibition presenting 22 outstanding contemporary jewellers working in Australia now.

From intimate pieces to large scale works, the contemporary jewellery in this exhibition explores the act of making and how jewellery is worn on the body, telling stories that start with the artist and continue through the life of the object worn or experienced, creating new resonances with owners into the future.

Artists included are: Liam Benson, Julie Blyfield, Helena Bogucki, Zoe Brand, Maree Clarke, Jess Dare, Anna Davern, Bin Dixon-Ward, Sian Edwards, Emma Fielden, Pennie Jagiello, Bridget Kennedy, Inari Kiuru, Grace Lillian Lee, Vicki Mason, Claire McArdle, Tiffany Parbs, Blanche Tilden, Catherine Truman, Manon van Kouswijk and Zoë Veness.

Spanning a wide range of materials, techniques and meanings, the works on display are playful, intricate, conceptual, personal and political. The artists also engage with themes of place, sustainability in materials and identity.

Visit the Australian Design Centre website for more information.

Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery is an Australian Design Centre (ADC On Tour) national touring exhibition, presented with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Australian Design Centre is assisted by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Image details: Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery, Liam Benson, Coat of Arms, 2009. Image: Steven Cook