• Sim Luttin


Unexpected Pleasures is a major touring exhibition of art jewellery by important jewellers of our time. The exhibition questions what jewellery is, suggesting it's at the cusp of jewellery and design. I propose you pop down to the NGV and judge for yourself - it's a must see eye-opener.

"Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives. Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery."


Dr. Susan Cohn for the Design Museum, London with exhibition design by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by Barnbrook. A Design Museum, London touring exhibition.


Camilla Prasch Denmark MEGA 2009 red dyed snap fasteners, nylon thread, silicone discs 31.0 x 11.0 cm


The Age: Interview with curator Susan Cohn

Daily Life 'The ugliest and loveliest of jewellery on show', 20 April 2012

Herald Sun 'Jewel in the crown for NGV exhibition, 20 April 2012

Broadsheet, last accessed 2 May 2012

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I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which I create and exhibit art. I pay my respects to Elders past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider Melbourne community and beyond. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. I acknowledge that I work and live on country on which Members and Elders of The Wurundjeri people and their forebears have been custodians for many centuries and on which Aboriginal People have performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. I acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region.

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