Golden Ink ‘Tapestry of Parts’ @ Edition X

21 11 2011

The beautiful ladies behind Golden Ink Collaborative, Katherine Wheeler (see my artist profile) and Abby Seymour, have a new exhibition ‘Tapestry of Parts‘ in the window of Edition X (the previous location of Pieces of Eight, in North Fitzroy).

I popped along to visit on a late afternoon over the weekend … the lighting didn’t make for very clear images unfortunately. But I hope they give an idea of the gorgeousness!

installation image

installation image

installation image

I have loved their beautiful work from way back … see my review of one of their previous exhibition ‘Hidden Facets‘ and my collection pieces (Katherine’s and GoldenInk).

Take a wander past!





My jewellery collection #22

12 09 2011

I’ve been admiring the pieces Katherine Wheeler (artist profile) and Abby Seymour have been making recently under their collaborative label Goldenink.

So much so, that now I have added one of their jewellery pieces to my collection.

GoldenInk necklace

It’s weighty (we all remember I like to feel my jewellery), and feels wonderful in my hand and on my chest.

Soon I hope to have some of their tableware too … little bowls happen to be a weakness of mine…

Also, twenty-two is my favourite number. Hoorah all around.

… last post on my jewellery collection #21





Katherine Wheeler & Abby Seymour ‘Hidden Facets’ – part #2

13 03 2010

Photographs all loaded and ready for sharing – sorry about the delay!

As I mentioned in the last post, at last Katherine Wheeler and Abby Seymour have collaborated and the result is quite a beautiful exhibition ‘Hidden Facets‘. I’ve said before how much I respond to and love art that is created in response to other art, and an interdependent collaboration is a perfect example of that kind of approach and the resulting symbiotic relationship.

[all photographs taken with artists permission; no images in this post are to be reproduced without permission of the author or artists, this differs from the general copyright statement of this blog]

photograph taken with artists permission; amended copyright notice as above

The colour white is dominant (as discussed in Katherine’s artist profile); however shades of shell and body-pink colours emerge, and there is a progression through to a gold-orange and black in an interplay between Abby’s bold print and the porcelain/resin rings they’ve created together.

photograph taken with artists permission; amended copyright notice as above

There is quite a lot of work here, though the exhibition design and layout is such that the space seems beautifully balanced and there’s enough room for respect for each piece.

An exerpt from the artists’ statement: ‘The themes that Wheeler and Seymour evoke in this exhibition are that of curiosity and reflection. The body of work has a subtle undertone of the mysterious and unknown, reflecting and revealing the idea of multiple, ever changing and mutating forms and ideas that co-exist in today’s society.’

photograph taken with artists permission; amended copyright notice as above

The above shelf is my favourite of the exhibition – the little clusters of objects relate so well to each other, with to each piece in the group.

photograph taken with artists permission; amended copyright notice as above

I mentioned in the previous post that I am now the proud owner of one of Katherine’s objects – the little ‘stilt cup’ in the image below. Another super-gorgeous image is on Katherine’s blog here.

photograph taken with artists permission; amended copyright notice as above

Katherine has more photographs of the opening night on her blog here.

The effort it takes to find Hand Held Gallery – it’s hidden away in a shopping centre on Bourke Street that’s so easy to just walk on by without noticing too much – is certainly worthwhile to see this gorgeous ephemeral and delicate exhibition.

Hidden Facets‘ is at Hand Held Gallery until 3rd April 2010.

Update (27th March): Hand Held Gallery’s blog has some more images of the work





Katherine Wheeler & Abby Seymour ‘Hidden Facets’ @ Hand Held Gallery

12 03 2010

Last night saw the opening of the exhibition of jewellery by the lovely Katherine Wheeler (see my previous artist profile story, and her blog) and printmaking/drawing by the equally lovely Abby Seymour (tumblr), and pieces they’ve collaborated on.

I had intended to share photographs with you today, however I am ‘en plein air’ (ie. gallivanting around the place) and failed to bring my camera connection thingy-whatsit. For now I share the gorgeous invitation, which gives an indication of the delicacy of the work.

invitation; courtesy of the artists

And I am very excited to say that I am now a proud owner a Katherine Wheeler object (so excited)… more on that, and images and thoughts about the exhibition, when I get my photos uploaded (will be very soon)!

Hidden Facets‘ is at Hand Held Gallery until 3rd April 2010.