4th– 24th December 2012 – Christmas Showcase 2012
‘Deck the Walls’
Studio 20/17’s most anticipated annual exhibition!
Celebration drinks – Saturday 8th December 4-6pm
This year over 20 local and international artists will be exhibiting contemporary jewellery made from classical precious silver and gold through to innovative works created from everyday materials. Studio 20/17 will bedecking the walls with locally handmade, unique and memorable designer gifts providing discerning gift givers the opportunity to purchase that special gift for their loved ones from this treasure chest of gems. Bridget Kennedy, co-director of the gallery has noticed that customers looking for gifts are placing more emphasis on the origins of the work, and how it’s been made. They’re moving away from purchasing off the shelf, mass produced presents, and gaining a greater appreciation of the thought and creativity behind one-off, hand made pieces. ‘People get really excited when they find out the story behind the piece and when they discover something interesting, like a piece that looks like it is made out of glass but is actually made from rubber bouncy balls, or balloons”, she says.
This ‘takeaway’ style exhibition will be sure to be full of the sparkly, playful and beautiful.
Exhibiting artists – Shan Shan Mok, Carolyn Whip, Linda Blair, Nicola Bannerman, Mel Miller, Leanne Marshall, Emma Wood, Leanne Ryan, Safira Blom, Kaoru Rogers, Sarah Carlson, Barbara Cotter, Suse Scholem, Bridget Kennedy, Mary Odorcic, Raewyn Walsh, Szilvia Gyorgy, Karen Thompson