01 November 2012

MakeShift: a Collaboration with Raewyn Walsh and Kristin D'Agostino

The Jewellers Guild of Greater Sandringham is pleased to present:

makeShift: a jewellery exhibition resulting from
a collaboration between Kristin D’Agostino and Raewyn Walsh. 

What happens when a workshop is shared and the craftspeople that inhabit the space are interested in reconnecting with the jewellery wearer, while maintaining individuality?  In Raewyn and Kristin’s experience, their ideas, materials and processes have crossed over at times and they have seen similarities appear in their work.  However, because of this and out of respect
of the other’s oeuvre, they have managed to restrict their individual practices so as not to encroach on each other’s jewellery ‘territory’.

Raeywn and Kristin have recently extended their collaborative endeavors into an experimental project that goes beyond the traditional view of craft as a display of virtuosity, to assert jewellery as a practice that actively connects with its audience.  They have used the collaboration to take their work to a new place, where shared artistic concepts, materials, and processes are privileged, and extend their individual practices at the same time. In doing so, their desire is to lift the restrictions they have imposed on themselves, both real and imagined.

Originally shown at Unitec: Snowhite gallery
Then a condensed version at masterworks gallery (pictured above).

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