Anna has long been interested in the concept of Australian identity and the role jewellery has to play in the expression of this identity. Recent investigations into the role of landscape in the definition of our identity have taken her work off the body and onto the wall. With this new work, Anna plans to use of the materials of gold and steel to put the landscape onto the body.
I have been lucky enough to see this work in progress.
This is a quiet and powerful body of work.
Quiet, because the colours are subdued and considered. There are no extraneous details to take away from the subject matter and the materials. Both are left to speak for themselves.
Anna will be in Sydney for the opening and the artist talk. Details can be found here
The Davernator better get back to Melbourne tout sweet, as Northcity4 needs her.