Opening tomorrow night is the new collaborative exhibition BAD BEASTS DO NOT HARM ME by two of our favourite 'new jewellers' Natalia Milosz-Piekarska and Karla Way. We gasped our first gasp over these ladies works at their RMIT graduate show at 35 Downstairs a couple of years back, immediately identifying them as 'ones to watch'... Which of course is what we have been doing ever since, and we've been eagerly anticipating this new show since we first saw it come up on the Craft Victoria exhibition calendar. Bad Beasts is a joint "investigating the transcendent and transformative capabilities of materials." Their collective interest in superstition, ritual, divination ritual and belief made manifest in highly personal objects that draws inspiration from the extensive pre/history of jewellery and hollowware. Maybe it's just me but I find the experience of viewing their work reminiscent of that scene in the Blair Witch Project where you first witness the hairy wicker bits hanging in the trees en masse... spooky, dark, increadibly disturbing but utterly compelling. I have been lucky enough to watch the installation come together and couldnt resist taking a few shots to give you all a sneak peak of what you might see tomorrow night. Really and truly one NOT to miss.
BAD BEASTS DO NOT HARM ME
Opening Thursday 9 September, 6-8pm
September 10 until October 17
Gallery 1, Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane Melbourne, 3000