I was invited to participate in the group exhibition Island Welcome curated by Belinda Newick at Craft in Watson Place in Melbourne, which opened 7 June 2018. The exhibition explored contemporary jewellery as a gesture of greeting. Inspired by the welcome garland found in many traditional island cultures, the artists each made a neckpiece interpreting the theme of ‘welcome' in response to current Australian immigration and refugee policy. The exhibition builds on the first it
As I start to get into making new work for 2016 I am reminded of the work I created in 2015, which will inform the direction of new work created this year. There will be some one-off work, another piece-a-day project and some hand-made limited edition work. At this stage anyway. Here are some favourites from last year... #simluttin #contemporaryjewellery #melbourne #silver #oxidised #banner
I visited The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney over the weekend to see A Fine Possession – Jewellery & Identity; it was a spectacular and dramatic exhibition of jewellery from antiquity to present contemporary collections. It was thrilling to see a piece of mine placed amongst many contemporaries I admire, and it was equally profound to see it within a lineage of jewellery from a range of makers, cultures, and periods in time. Being a craftsperson in a contemporary art context can
A piece of mine from a private collection in SA is included in the upcoming exhibition 'A Fine Possession – Jewellery & Identity' at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. The exhibition will document and showcase different eras in the development of highly decorative stylish creative jewellery, including supreme “… objects of intimate beauty that enchant, surprise and stimulate the imagination” said curator Eva Czernis-Ryl. The display has been formulated around the some seven hun
100 stories of great Australian women past to present - 100 brooches made in response by 100 of Australia's most talented women jewellers. This touring exhibition curated by Kirsten Fitzpatrick, is currently showing at JamFactory: Design and Craftsmanship in Adelaide, SA from 23 February - 5 April 2012. While I didn't make it over for the opening I have many friends, admittedly mostly jewellery or craft folk, who did. From the pics posted on Facebook it looks like the night w
2011, earrings, sterling silver, oxidised, 65 x 23 x 8mm, 1/3 Like the 'Framed Series', Time Past taps into ideas of melancholy...things that may have past or things that feel like the past. #earrings #editions #oxidised #simluttin
Fine + sterling silver, plastic plant, oxidised
71 x 93 x 28mm
Edition 1 of 1 Somewhere there exists... #1 from the series Somewhere there exists...
TRAVELLING TO NEW ZEALAND IN 2013!
First exhibited in Unnatural Acts at Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, US.
Also exhibited in Unnatural Acts @ Craft, Melbourne, AU.
Curated by Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young. 'Somewhere there exists...' series will feature in the upcoming Unnatural Actsexhibition at Craft Vic
Sterling silver, hematite, steel, oxidised
72 x 90 x 15mm
Edition 1 of 1 These things that never were is one of the later, more elegant works from Melancholy Series, which poetically explores notions of beauty, nostalgia and passing time. These jewellery pieces question how the creation of objects can guide or replace memory. As intimate objects, Melancholy Series alludes to forms found in nature, while deliberately abstracting them to de-familiarise the famil
Sterling silver, hematite, steel, onyx, oxidised
70 x 84 x 25mm
Edition 1 of 1 Lasting thought is one of the earliest pieces from Melancholy Series, which poetically explores notions of beauty, nostalgia and passing time. These jewellery pieces question how the creation of objects can guide or replace memory. As intimate objects, Melancholy Series alludes to forms found in nature, while deliberately abstracting them to de-familiarise the familiar. This collecti
Sterling + fine silver, hematite, onyx, oxidised
152 x 152mm
Edition 1 of 1 Three major pieces including Mourning: The Little Things accompanied the Piece-a-day collection, comprising a series of mourning jewellery that responded to the journey of the everyday experience recorded by the miniatures. Embodying the collective memories of the project, Mourning Series are creations that reflect on how the Piece-a-day was to be remembered; they provided closure t
210 x 210 x 15mm
Edition 1 of 1
PRIVATE COLLECTION From the broader 'Distorted Horizon Series'. "Like a memory of a horizon that gets distorted with time, this bracelet is an abstracted interpretation of a horizon. Taken from the landscape and translated to the body; you carry an image of nature with you." #contemporaryartjewellery #contemporary #forgirls #oxidised #simluttin #wearable
2006, earrings, silver, oxidised, 220 x 220 x 5mm, 1/20 These were created after completing a residency in Haystack, Maine, USA. They reflect quiet moments in the dense forest, where moss, lichen and beautiful green luscious plants grow. These impressions remind me of charcoal relief drawings, only my coice of material is metal. #earrings #oxidised #simluttin #editions
2006, earrings, sterling silver, 18ct gold, oxidised, 40 x 20 x 20mm, 1/1 Developed from an original necklace '800 Wishes Home', these earings a part of a series created in 2006. Inspired by the stunning landscape in Southern Indiana, USA; rolling hills, a quiet frozen lake, snow on blackened branches, leafless trees, branches, twigs and thinking of home. #earrings #silver #simluttin #oxidised #editions
2005, earrings, fine silver, oxidised, 2.5 x .6 x .6cm, 1/5 Paper Castles earrings is part of a series of neckpieces, earrings, and rings that explore paper-like forms that are playful yet contemporary. #earrings #editions #simluttin #silver #oxidised
Sterling silver, silk thread, oxidised
27 x 27 x .6cm
Edition 1 of 1 Paper Castles neckpiece is part of a series of neckpieces, earrings, and rings that play with paper-like forms that are playful yet contemporary. #contemporary #contemporaryartjewellery #craft #forgirls #jewellery #neckpiece #oxidised #simluttin #wearable