number one of many shows of this week

curiouser and curiouser
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2011, photo Natalia Milosz-Piekarska.
First stop of this weeks overload of good stuff to see is one for the Sydneysiders. Melbourne native Natalia Milosz-Piekarska has had us entranced since we first saw her graduate show at 45 Downstairs nearly five years ago. Since then we have watched from the wings as she has developed into one of the hottest jewellery and object makers in not only Australia but dang it let's say the world!

Morsel Ring, 2011. Photo Natalia Milosz-Piekarska
While its true that her major research and conceptual framing has revolved around animist notions of the object as talisman; its her amazing eye for color, use of media from everyday to extraordinary and the references in form and detail to foodstuffs including mushrooms, sorbet and caviar that set our hearts aflutter. Honestly who wouldn't want to wear a ring that looks like its just come out of the kitchen at Noma? 

This latest showcase exhibition in Gaffa's new shop space "The Curio" features drawings, retail and exhibition works and is only on for two weeks. If you're either living or visiting our prettiest city then make sure you hop to it - alternately locals looking for a closer dose can see (and purchase) selections of Natalia's work in e.g.etal, Pieces of Eight, Alice Euphemia, Craft Victoria . She also has a great blogBECK

GAFFA 281 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, 
Mon-Fri: 10-6pm, Sat: 11-5pm.

1 comment:

Saskia said...

I think I may actually NEED that ring.