A friend and I went to see the "Silver" exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane on the second of December. It was one of 4 or so shows currently on at the museum.
The exhibition was a combination of works created in silver along with historical photographs from the 1800's until now of the Brisbane area, as well as the historical significance of silver in art.
Most of the artists involved were locals of Brisbane, grew up here or had once lived here and had their lives sufficiently impacted by this city so as to creatively commemorate it.
The artists involved were:
Michael Cook, Ari Athans, Ray Cook, Matt Dwyer, Marian Drew, Barbara Heath, Andrea Higgins, Madeleine Brown, Deb Mansfield, Sheridan Kennedy, Carl Warner and Nadine Cameron.
The works were created in pairs; collaborations between an artisan jeweller and a photographer, depicting the history of the metal and of the Brisbane area.
Ranging from beautifully crafted bowls and knitted wire cuffs and necklaces to medals, commemorative paraphernalia and beautiful samples of silversmithing, the exhibition, though painfully small, was still a pleasure to visit and marvel over the artistic photography and wonderful craftsmanship of Queensland's jewellery artists.
Photographs were taken with permission.
I am Vee.
Artist, Jeweller, Designer, jack of many useless trades, mental archive of many useless facts.