Fragments is a new exhibition opening next month that allows nine new graduates the opportunity to find their place in the contemporary jewellery design industry. The nine graduates are carefully selected by Kath Libbert Gallery, from a variety of universities across the UK.
Kath Libbert, gallery owner and exhibition curator explains how excited she is by this year’s innovative designers -
‘It’s very exciting each year to discover these new talents and to be able to assist them with the journey from academia into the commercial art jewellery world. This year sees a particularly talented cohort, five of them are already off to a flying start having been awarded1st Class degrees, and I am very much looking forward to introducing their work to our eager collectors!’
Graduates showcase work produced from a diverse range of inspiration, from recycled silver, neon coloured silicone and other innovative materials, to the shapes and forms of lattice structure of gold and microscopic images of plants and flowers.
Many of the chosen graduates of 2013 have ARTS THREAD portfolios: Annelisse Pfeifer –Birmingham School of Jewellery /Alice Clarke – Birmingham School of Jewellery / Kelly Munro - Edinburgh College of Art / Ciara Bowles - Edinburgh College of Art / Emma Gregory - Glasgow School of Art / Elizabeth Jane Campbell - Edinburgh College of Art / Jessica Frost- University of the Arts, Rochester / Katrine Standahl - Middlesex University / Tracey Falvey - Plymouth College of Art
Tracey’s jewellery explores and challenges our preconceptions and the fundamental nature of beauty. The principal objective of this exploration is to challenge the concepts of identity and express this through the medium of conceptual art jewellery. Tracey’s innovative pieces examine the relationship between adornment and its underlying narratives and meaning. Aesthetic inspiration drawn from sculptural and architectural structures informs a collection of work created using recycled silver thus minimising the impact of her working practise on the environment.
Source: Arts Thread