PLANNED RESEARCH AND EXHIBITION
New work contextualised by the recent social, political and environmental global events.
With the 2020 bushfires and pandemic, as well as global social and political unrest in mind, this collection of new work will respond to current events by bringing beauty, compassionate reflection and the handmade firmly into focus. Questions will be asked including what's important to hold on to? What comforts us most when times are challenging'? How can art and art jewellery help facilitate societal, cultural and personal recovery?
New work by Melbourne art jewellers Linda Hughes, Sim Luttin and Katrina Tyler.
There are milestones in life worth celebrating, and 2019 marks twenty years since Melbourne-based jewellery artists Linda, Sim and Katrina met, underground, in the RMIT University, Melbourne Gold and SIlversmithing studio.
Images: Sim Luttin, Linda Hughes & Katrina Tyler
In a unique combination of painting and jewellery practices, 'Keepsake' featured intimate oil paintings on copper by Kirrily Hammond and contemporary jewellery
and photography by Sim Luttin.
Keepsake was an exhibition of work by Kirrily Hammond and Sim Luttin that documented moments in time—traces captured between night and day, work and home, travelling from one place to another. As a quiet repose from our hectic lives, this exhibition explored the personal, quiet moments found in urban environments.
This exhibition was the result of a yearlong time-based digital & art jewellery project created from 2014 to 2015 that was represented in two solo shows in Australia in 2015.
The project and solo exhibition was a contemporary multi-disciplinary enquiry
that explored the significance of handmade objects at a time when people are engrossed in digital culture and mass-produced products.
The exhibition was a photography and contemporary jewellery installation created from 2012 to 2013 exploring everyday moments with an air of ambivalence and melancholy.
Many people in the developed world currently live in an image-saturated and social media addicted society. Sim is interested in exploring her personal experience of this. These Moments Existed was an attempt to cut through the saturation and find meaning in the everyday, reflecting the here and now.
J STUDIOS, MELBOURNE
Horses For Courses was an installation of miniature horse and jockey rings portraying the finish of the 2010 Melbourne Cup.
Horses For Courses was a celebration of sorts. Hand-crafted like the cup itself, this collection paid homage not to the winner of the race or to the sport itself but instead reflected on the traditions of craft and the small things created to mark celebratory moments in life.
The transcendence presented by the miniature is a special transcendence, a transcendence that erases the productive possibilities of understanding through time. Its locus is thereby the nostalgic.
- Susan Stewart
The exhibition considered notions of beauty, nostalgia, impermanence, and passing time. Motivated by the deterioration of memory and how this is represented nostalgically through miniature objects, the exploration comprised an installation of jewellery and objects, made one a day, over one year
METALS DESIGN STUDIO JAMFACTORY
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT & DESIGN, ADELAIDE
Dandelion Garden was a public art commission through the Lyell McEwin Hospital Redevelopment Project. Assisted by the South Australian Government through Arts SA.
Metal Design Studio JamFactory Craft & Design Designed by Katrina Freene, Kath Inglis & Sim Luttin. Sue Lorraine lead the project management and David Zitnick and the Associate Designers of the Metal Design Studio contributed to the production.