2nd to 31st Dec 2011
open hrs Fri – Sat. 11am-5.30pm
Sun 11am – 4pm, or by appointment
Gray Street Workshop will be no stranger to Adelaide jewellery aficionados, but if by chance you have managed not to visit this collectively run studio and new gallery space well then get yourself down there pronto, before everything gets sold to other shoppers.
This is your chance to buy a special Christmas present or a wonderful treat for yourself, and when you walk into the retail space you will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of jewellery that can be fitted into a small space- 154 pieces to be exact!
Then, of course, there is the choice; do you buy one, two or more of the rings to which this exhibition is predominately dedicated, or do you go with the delightfully coloured retro and sentimental neckpieces by Lisa Furnok or one of Jane Barwicks beautifully finished bangles?
The wide range of materials used is very typical of contemporary jewellery artists but, possibly surprising to the passer-by, where else can you pick up and then purchase a carved detailed ring which appears to be finest porcelain but in reality is weathered sheep bone? Those familiar with Catherine Truman’s work will not be surprised, just overjoyed to be able to add to their collections for the very small price of $134. Then there are Sarah Rothe’s signature refractive metal rings (titanium & niobium to the uninitiated), rings that genuinely are porcelain and many more treats for the eye, mind and finger.
With the majority of prices being well under $200 there is much to delight every purse and without the hoopla of shopping in the mall, so no excuses, get there.
Christine Pyman, Visual Arts Critic, Glam Adelaide