We've been long time fans of Nina Oikawa and so we are really excited to see her new show opening this week at Pieces of Eight Gallery. This Japanese native/Melbourne based jeweller has mastered resin casting and taken it beyond the chunky junk we usually associate with the material.
The pieces are both playful and dynamic, sometimes kitsch but always technically brilliant. And as you can see from the pics there is a kind of springtime quality to them which is kind of joyous don't you think?
It seems only fitting that we feature a Japanese maker this week as Beck takes flight (with the Architect as her travelling companion) again this week to the land of the rising sun - taking advantage of those cheap tix to Nagoya (via Cairns) for a much needed break. She better come home laden with wacky craft books, stationery ephemera and a digital camera full of HML gems. Meanwhile Ramona and the Intern will hold down the fort, waiting at the mailbox for the postcards with excellent stamps...
Sweet Dominance opens October 30 and runs thru til November 24
Pieces of Eight 635 Brunswick St Nth Fitzroy.