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Why Jewellery? 2 – QCA and Hong Kong Baptist University

June 13 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 4:00 pm

Exhibition Title: Why Jewellery? 2
Dates: Tuesday, 13 June – Saturday, 1 July 2017
Opening Event: Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Project Gallery, QCA, 226 Grey Street, South Bank
Gallery Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday

About: Humans have long adorned themselves with jewellery, even before written record. During this long history, jewellery has come to represent specific meanings, functions, and to be associated with certain values. We use jewellery to cultivate good luck, avoid disasters, establish identity, build comradeship, show off wealth, display power, express love, memory and other feelings, and also to proclaim our or a society’s social and aesthetic values. Of course jewellery can also be considered a pure fashion statement which is a proclamation in itself.

Participants of this exhibition are students, graduates and teachers from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia. Exhibitors were asked to respond to the question “Why jewellery?”, meaning “Why do you make it? Why is it the focus of your practice?” Through the interaction of works from two different cultures, we hope to illustrate the possibilities of contemporary jewellery, and its versatility in discussing contemporary issues.

Why Jewellery? the inaugural exhibition opened in Hong Kong in May 2015 before touring to the Webb Gallery at QCA in September 2015. In 2017 Why Jewellery? 2  will tour to Hong Kong after first opening at QCA.

Exhibiting Artists from HKBU Hong Kong:

Ching Sze Yin, Cicy
Au-Yeung Chun
Chang Ting, Tiffany
Chung Ka Pang, Adrian
Chung Po Chui, Zoe
Hung Sheung Yee, Shirley
Li Wing Ka, Kaka
Lui Siu Fung, SF
Ma Ho Ching, Marco
Man Kwan Yee
Ngai Yan Chi, Kara
Pang Chung Yi, Joey
Tang Mung Sze
TAM Tak Hei
Wong Ka Hei
Yeung Long Hei, Benny

Exhibiting Artists from QCA GU Brisbane 

Elizabeth Shaw
Catherine Large
Andrew Gall
Avena Osborn
Charlotte Kippax
Chloe Healey
Helen Moriarty
Jessica McMaster
Melissa Stannard
Mia Wells
Milly Bell
Minna Jun
Sean Prentis
Trudie Gardiner
Vivien Bedwell

Jess McMaster ring from the series "All That Glitters" solid sterling silver, oxidised ring, set with a 10mm CZ.

Jess McMaster ring from the series “All That Glitters” solid sterling silver, oxidised ring, set with a 10mm CZ.


June 13 @ 10:00 am
July 1 @ 4:00 pm
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