play it again sam
North City 4 continues to shine like a chip of diamond in the sun this month as they host the travelling exhibition Once More with Love. Curators Suse Scholem and Simon Cottrell (both amazing makers themselves) passed on a humble group of discarded jewellery from a 30 kg mountain of donated baubles to see what some of the best jewellers in Australia would come up with.
|Mel Young got a sea of blue hues to play with|
What we like about this show apart from the neat ideas of upcycling, ethics and sustainability (buzzword anyone) is the curatorial edge. Cottrel1 and Scholem haven't just handed over random bits and bobs. They seemed to have paid close attention to the makers themselves. Giving them a palette, materials that they are sympathetic to.
|Zoe Brand was given reds and green with some fun thrown in|
We want more of this strong curatorial input If you are going to get a great group of makers together then create something rich, get people talking. I must admit to having a craft crush on Simon Cottrell. His jewellery always feels so robust and confident and is great to wear when you yourself need those attributes!
|How didVicki Mason deal with the already existing botanicals?|
This is a great opportunity to visit North City 4 and we applaud them for hosting such an interesting show. I wish they would send us a little grab bag of jewellery to play with! RAMONA
North City 4 is at
61 Weston Street Brunswick
Once More with Love runs
Until March 2 Wed -Sat 11-6