Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Karin Findeis: Sampler

On at the moment at Craft Victoria is an exhibition by jeweller Karin Findeis

23 October – 28 November

Gallery 3

In her latest exhibition sampler, Karen Findeis uses the intimate environment of jewellery to investigate the history of collecting.
Findeis positions herself as a contemporary explorer, the jewellery she makes reflecting the environments within which she lives and travels. Findeis’s process references the collecting practices of the Enlightenment era where diverse elements were drawn together and categorised to create a semblance of order; the ‘real’ and the ‘ideal’ reconciled through representation and reinterpretation.
Karin Findeis has been exhibiting since 1987, both in Australia and internationally. Her practice focuses on the effects that collecting, classification and museology have had on the relationship between objects and memory in both private and public domains. She has undertaken studies at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and recently completed her doctoral studies. In addition, Karin has held the position of Chair of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, NSW since 2006. After living in Europe for several years she is now based in Sydney and heads the Jewellery and Object Studio at Sydney College of the Arts.

image and text from Craft Victoria 

also at Craft Victoria is a beautiful exhibition by Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, A Key to Help Make Your Own World Visible.

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image also from Craft Victoria