Earring Obsession

EARRING OBSESSION – Group Exhibition
Curated by Jennifer Fahey, 13 – 30/9/17

Opening drinks Wednesday 13th September 6-8pm


According to philosopher and cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard, “any collection comprises a succession of items, but the last in the set is the person of the collector…For what you really collect is always yourself.”

Jeweller Jenny Fahey developed a passion for earrings in her teens and it has not abated.  In her jewellery practice, she prefers making earrings above all else and she owns a substantial earring collection  comprising varying styles, historical periods, materials and artists. Reflecting on the words of Baudrillard, Fahey believes there are many selves in her earring collection and in curating ‘Earring Obsession’, she invites a selection of artists to surprise and create new selves.

Special Event:
Studio 20/17 Project Space Hosts – Collectors and Collections,
Thursday 21st September, 6:30pm for 7pm.
What do you collect and why? Do you only collect brooches? Do you wear your favourite piece every day or only on occasion? We invite collectors, admirers and makers of jewellery for an evening of show and tell. Please bring a favourite piece from your collection and join us for a wine and discussion about collecting and collections.  Free event but spaces are limited. Book here.