It’s not usual for me to write a special post to talk about an upcoming exhibition … but I like to do this for friends from my RMIT days.
Dr Nicole Polentas … yes, she’s a Doctor now! … is curating an exhibition that will shortly open at Hellenic Museum in Melbourne.
‘Unclasped: Discovering Contemporary Greek Jewellery‘ is “an exhibition of contemporary jewellery objects, bringing together and examining the practices of twenty-two artists of Greek descent currently working in Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Cyprus and Australia.
The exhibition aims to provide a platform for contemporary thought in order to highlight the work of both established and emerging international Greek artists.
Exploring the connections between the manufacture and the act of wearing jewellery, the works encompass a wide variety of contemporary jewellery making techniques and mediums; expressing the diverse nature of modern jewellery practice within the Hellenic diaspora.
Exhibiting Jewellers: Aggelika Diplari, Akis Goumas, Anastasia Kandaraki, Artemis Valsamaki, Christina Karakalpaki, Constantinos Kyriacou, Danae Natsis, Demitra Thomloudis, Dimitris Nikolaidis, Efharis Alepedis, Erato Kouloubi, George Giannoutsos, Ismini Pachi, Liana Pattihis, Mala Siamptani, Maria Tsimpiskaki, Nicole Polentas, Niki Stylianou, Poly Nikolopoulou, Vicky Kanellopoulos, Vivi Touloumidi and Zeta Tsermou”
[text from Hellenic Museum site]
The exhibition will run from 6th February to 3rd April 2016, and there are many associated events such as artist floor talks.
Get along … I expect to see you there!
Please also see:
- Artist Profile: Nicole Polentas (May09)
- Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables 2009 (Sep09)
- ‘XAOS‘ @ Hellenic Museum (Apr10)
- her presentation as part of RMIT seminar ‘Jewellery Practice as a Site of Enquiry‘ (Aug10)
- Nicole Polentas & Christopher Earl Milbourne ‘Psychomanteum‘ @ Counihan Gallery (Oct11)
- if you search for Nicole’s name on my blog you get 12 pages of results – that’s how much I write about her and how many times she’s included in various exhibitions; the above listing includes the major solo posts
- Nicole Polentas ‘Reinventing a Sense of Place: Crete and the Jewellery Object‘ (Apr15)