Work

Not Plastic

Beijing International Jewellery Exhibition 2019

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This work is a reflection on our dependence on plastic with many of the components cast from containers and supermarket packaging.

 

 

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For Alice

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I made this pendant in honour of Alice Anderson (1897-1926) who was Australia’s first known female mechanic. It featured in Contemporary Wearables ’17 at Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland Australia.

Materials: Antique petrol cap, elastic, embroidery thread, antique button.

 

 

2483 – Melbourne Tailoresses’ Union Triptych

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Original Tailoresses’ Hall, Melbourne

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During 1882-83 the tailoresses in Victoria became unionised and went on a series of strikes. For Radiant Pavilion, a contemporary jewellery event in Melboune, I cast 2483 resin pieces from belts and buckles.

Victorian Tailoresses membership book.jpgThere were 2483 names of women in the membership book.

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The work was exhibited in Meeting Room 2 at Trades Hall, Lygon Street.

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Current female union members sent me fabric samples attached to these postcards that I implemented into the casts.

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2483 - union material

Current unions supplied this material about the strike.

I was proud to be included in Kylie King’s AJF article, The Revolutionary Object

https://artjewelryforum.org/the-revolutionary-object

 

 

211

Wharepuke Sculpture Park, Northland New Zealand

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211 cast resin plaster pieces filled this urn at the Wharepuke Sculpture Park. On the name of each piece was the name of a signatory of the third suffrage petition.

Bastion, Upstream Arts Trail

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Bastion took over the principal bridge in Central Park, with each window representing a suburb, geographically positioned. A list of names again divided by suburb was printed on each muslin strip which was attached to the frame and floated in the breeze. The names are of the women who signed the third suffrage petition, resulting in the vote being attained by women in 1893.

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1260 women from Wellington signed the third suffrage petition. In September at Toi Poneke in Wellington I hung chandeliers representing each suburb’s women from the ceiling in the gallery. The names of the women were listed on wallpaper sheets on the wall near each chandelier, linked with a thread.