Celebration drinks – Saturday 24th March 4 – 6pm
Drawing on two very different sources, both the considered, luminous beauty of Paris, and the savage, untamed coast of north-east Victoria, with its vast aching skies, and wild beaches, the work of Rosemary Luker is inspired by antiquity and the beauty of natural forms.
Using gold and silver thread discovered in French flea markets and vintage shops, originally used for sewing military uniforms and ornate ladies clothes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Rosemary transforms this vintage material into distinctly contemporary pieces by sewing, crocheting and weaving. The resulting chains, cuffs and fastenings are interwoven with silver and gold organic, naturalistic metal elements to form contemporary feminine works.
These curios contain a certain savage strength and tribal quality defying the delicate threads and feminine construction methods used.
A small selection below.