Correlation by Elfrun Lach June 22-July 15
hml are long time fans of gold and silversmith Elfrun Lach. It was her work that blew us away at the RMIT graduate show last year and we are happy to report that while undertaking a Masters Degree she has also found time to produce a new body of work for her show 'Correlation' which opens this Thursday at Pieces of Eight Gallery.
Lach continues her exploration of the history, materiality and symbolism of coral. She creates beautiful wearable sculptures that highlight this ancient and highly prized natural material. Incorporating silver, felt, glass beads, wood and porcelain, plastics, and on occasion coral itself, the work is always well considered and finely finished. Lach elevates humble materials to create precious objects. Sounds like treasure to us.
Pieces of Eight Gallery 635 Brunswick Street North Fitzroy
Also on this Week...
The 6th Annual Melbourne International Animation Festival gets underway at ACMI this week and one member of staff is going hardcore and has bought a season ticket to this 5 day event. Highlights of the festival include a screening of the Aeon Flux collection and a Studio Focus on Nukufilm - probably the finest puppet animation studio in the world.
We know this may mean nothing to some of you but remember that much of the fine art of animation is still done by hand and heart. Even those mega productions like Finding Nemo and Cars begin their lives as a series of hand drawn character studies.
The festival gives us all a chance to see animation from around the world. There is even a kids showcase so there is no excuse for not getting down there.
Festival runs June 20 - 25, blink and you'll miss it!