Kim Victoria Wearne ‘Orogeny’ @ Pieces of Eight

8 09 2015

Kim Victoria Wearne continues her love affair with opals, and carving textures, in ‘Orogeny‘ at Pieces of Eight.

photograph with gallery permission

photograph with gallery permission

Exhibition media: “Orogeny – the geological term for the structural deformation of the earth resulting in mountains – is a collection inspired by the wondrous natural environments Kim has experienced over her past year of travel. From the arid plains of Coober Pedy to the mountain peaks of Patagonia, imaginary fantastical landscapes merge to form a collection of roughly hewn, delicately embellished jewellery. Employing her signature carved forms, intricate engravings and opulent gemstone colour palette, ‘Orogeny’ merges the geological wonders observed on this journey with her internal emotional landscapes.

There is an opal ring in this collection that is truly stunning – however I haven’t yet been able to find an online photograph of it … will keep an eye out.

photograph taken with gallery permission

photograph taken with gallery permission

Orogeny‘ is part of Radiant Pavilion and is at Pieces of Eight until 11th October 2015.

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Kim Victoria Wearne ‘Volcanic Opulence’ @ Pieces of Eight

4 10 2012

Another lovely jewellery exhibition at Pieces of Eight… Kim Victoria Wearne‘s Volcanic Opulence‘.

The pieces here are mostly precious metals and stones … and eminently desirable!

photograph taken with gallery permission

I’ve been reading Kim’s blog for some time now, and particularly like her approach to rings – her chosen shapes and textures.

Given my recent experience with opals – the ‘dag’ of the jewellery world – I feel even better placed than before to appreciate the opal rings in this exhibition … they’re a wonderful modern (sorry, I don’t usually like that word) take on the stone and I think they’re beautiful.

photograph taken with gallery permission

Exhibition media: “I am exploring the idea of the volcano: not as a destructive force, but rather as a romanticized metaphor for potential. The volcano is a beautiful and mysterious geographical mass that is eventually unable to contain its glittering and molten interior. It explodes and projects forth a resplendent shower of passionate, fiery beauty that overwhelms all in its path.

Kim has also shared some images of the work in this exhibition on her blog – it’s worth your time to have a look!

Kim Victoria Wearne’s ‘Volcanic Opulence‘ is at Pieces of Eight until 6th October 2012.

Exhibitions that were: 2015

26 12 2015

Of the exhibitions during 2015 that I was able to visit and write about, my top two are:

Many of the exhibitions were part of the excellent jewellery happening ‘Radiant Pavilion‘.

All the other exhibitions I’ve written about in 2015 (in chronological order):


Calendar: October 2015

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