Old School Friendship

Michelle Genders

Old School Friendship

2017

Embroidery floss

Bracelets – Dimensions variable

 

Exhibited in:

It’s Been 10 Years

 

Artist statement:

I’ve been trying to step back from the computer. I’ve been trying to have conversations in person face to face. I wanted to learn a new skill using my hands and see the colours join together over time.

 

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For those who would like to defeat their fears

Michelle Genders

For those who would like to defeat their fears

2015

UV reactive paint, paper, glue, plastic, steel, magnets

Brooches – 6.5 x 6.5 x 7 centimetres approximately

 

Exhibited in:

Moving Towards Light

 

Artist statement:

This pin continues the long history of jewellery being worn because it is believed to imbue the wear with a particular power. A yantra that represents the divine energy of a goddess who is worshiped by those who wish to defeat their fears has been inscribed on this pin using reverent attention. This piece is completed when worn over the heart. Although it offers no physical protection, the wearer can draw upon it for spiritual/psychological power while navigating the fearsome business of living.

 

Moving Towards Light

Moving Towards Light 

Group exhibition curated by and including artwork by Michelle Genders

2nd to 20th September 2015

Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

Artwork included:

For those who would like to defeat their fears

 

About the exhibition:

This exhibition included a select group of 28 contemporary jewellery/object artists from Australia (NSW and VIC) and the rest of the world (UK, Germany, Taiwan, New Zealand, Slovakia, Japan, Greece, Spain, Mexico and USA). The selected pieces engage with the concept of light and its opposites: as it is conceived as a wavelength, a physical quality of mass, an emotional state, and/or a spiritual path. This exhibition was a part of the ‘Radiant Pavilion’ jewellery and object trail in Melbourne.

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Perfect Mutations

Perfect Mutations

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

2nd to 20th September 2015

Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

45 pieces by 45 artists from Australia and the rest of the world. Showcasing the diversity of practice in the field of jewellery and object making. Communicating poetry, expression and narrative through objects that we interact with. This exhibition was included in the ‘Edges Borders Gaps‘ conference program.

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