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
>>LINKS TO REVIEWS
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