Mathew Nuqingaq,
Lavinia Van Heuvelen and
Kaajuk Kablalik
OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 12

JEWELLERY SPOTLIGHT

Kaajuk Kablalik

Kaajuk Kablalik

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Steampunk-style Nanuq claw (polar bear), sterling with copper rivets. 

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Anna Lindsay MacDonald

Anna Lindsay MacDonald

Regular price $800.00
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In SIMULACRA (within likenesses)– brooch

mother of pearl, vintage cutlery handles, sterling silver, acrylic, steel hand pierced and hand fabricated. 7x7x2cm. 2020- 2021 

This brooch is a flexible chainmaille structure of hand carved mother of pearl and vintage cutlery handles. I was initially compelled by the visual qualities of mother of pearl; the smooth, lustrous nacre being evocative of the Art Deco period as a signifier of technical innovation. Within its own structure, the mollusc nacre is an index of the tides, the waved patterning contributing to its remarkable protective strength. Even now, the mollusk produced nacre is being studied by chemists in effort to develop lightweight aeronautic materials and armour.

In the 1930’s and 40’s mother of pearl and other natural materials were simulated with bakelite, phenolic resins and other synthetics to create costume jewellery and popular functional items. I am fascinated by how these simulations have found their own value throughout the history of adornment by extending further into the general populations (sometimes covertly). The vintage cutlery handles allowed me to explore the subtleties of the two different materials. Optically similar, the mother of pearl is dense and compact, whereas the synthetic is almost stretchy, and endlessly durable. Together they are linked into a strong, collapsible network and brought to symmetry by the brooch mechanism. Armour for armour.

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Melody Juthamongkol sterling silver animal pendant

Melody Juthamongkol

Regular price $150.00
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Mas(k)querade

Cheeky sterling silver cat mask pendant
  • 1.3 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm

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Bischoff Pendant
Silver and 24k gold pendant

Jess Bischoff

Regular price $330.00
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Small Core Sample Torus Pendant in sterling silver with 24k yellow gold plate lining the crevasses and nugget. Note the attention to detail in the deeply worked bail--the riveted link holding the pendant on the chain. 

A complement to 'Core Sample Torus' rings that are also inspired by the rigidity of the tubular core sample formation, juxtaposed with the inherent organic nature of the rock and regolith.

Torus: 5mm thickness; approx. 22mm outer diameter Chain: 18" sterling silver curb chain; 1.3mm wide.

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Gallery Spotlight

Glass vase in yellow

Brad Copping

Regular price $580.00
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Undula Carved vessel in gold topaz

22x17x14 cm

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Glass vase in purple

Brad Copping

Regular price $480.00
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Undula Carved vessel in amethyst

23x18x9 cm

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Glass vase in pink

Brad Copping

Regular price $800.00
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Undula Carved bowl in gold ruby

14x30x23 cm

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Leda and the Swan print

Anna Williams

Regular price $850.00
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 Leda and the Swan 1/6 and 2/6. Handprinted from the artist's own press.

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When the pandemic first struck at the start of our 20th anniversary year, we were determined to turn our celebratory impulse to finding a way to offer the artists a little more space in which to engage their appreciative community, a space that would act as a respite and a resource.

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