We had a good turn out for the opening, thank you to everyone who came.
When the exhibition was installed in Hong Kong it included a blackboard where the audience was asked to write/draw their response to the question 'Why Jewellery?'
For the exhibition in Brisbane we have a clip board with pencil and paper asking the audience to respond to the question 'Why Jewellery?'
It was good to see it being used. We will compare the responses from Hong Kong and Brisbane...
Please join us on Friday night for the Brisbane opening of Why Jewellery?
Students, graduates and staff from HKBU and QCA are exhibiting.
From Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Chan Cho Kiu, Bunchi
Chan Pak Kin
Chan Yuet Yi, Cherry
Chan Wing Sze, Cissy
Chan Hiu Tung
Cheuk Wing Sze, Mandy
Chim Chi Ho
Li Ka Yee
Lin Ling, Muki
Ng Sze Yu, Cecilia
Tse Lok Kwan
Wong Ming Sum, Wesley
Wong Wing Han, Pinky
Wong Ying, Percy
Lecturer of Jewellery Dr Ching Sze Yin, Cicy
From Queensland College of Art Griffith University
Line Sagmo Arnesen
Convenor of Jewellery and Small Objects Elizabeth Shaw
It was fun to unpack the boxes of work to reveal the pieces for the exhibition. Nick and I had seen them all before in Hong Kong, but for everyone else helping it was exciting to see the works from HKBU for the first time.
There are some definite similarities between the ideas being explored through jewellery. The materials being used are diverse. And appear to be used for both their aesthetic and symbolic value. There are, as would be expected, works in metal, silver, copper, brass and gold. There are works with gem stones and enamel. But there are also pieces that feature photographs, tooth picks, desposible lighter heads, hair and throw away plastic. The works that have originated from two different university departments in different countries sit well together to make an impressive exhibition.
We are pleased to announce that the exhibition will open in the Webb Gallery at QCA soon. It will be interesting to see the works installed again in a different venue. No doubt new discussions will arise.
If you are in or around Brisbane please join us on Friday 18 September 6-8pm for the opening.
A project that has emerged from the Jewellery studios at Academy of Visual Arts, the Hong Kong Baptist University and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University - See more at: http://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/2015/05/why-jewellery-24-3052015/#sthash.fSIT4oGh.dpuf