The Fear is Real – by Linda Blair
15 Nov – 1 Dec 2018
Opening celebrations Thursday 15th November 6-8pm
This exhibition of enamelled jewellery examines the wearing of insects, beetles and creatures that crawl and fly. In the Victorian period, women wore beetles as jewellery. How do we feel today? Can we overcome our disquiet and see the beauty of these creatures? Can we wear something in public that represents a private fear?
Artist Biography: Linda Blair is a Sydney based contemporary jeweller who specialises in enamel with a particular focus on the use of liquid enamel. Linda relishes the potential to play with and push the material in new ways and she likes that liquid enamel allows her to explore the use of colour and a graphic style of work. She creates jewellery using colour, texture and a variety of forms.
Free public event – Artist Talk
Linda Blair will be presenting an artist talk in the gallery, discussing the benefits of bugs in the environment despite the fear and undesirability associated with them. Linda will also present how these ideas come through her jewellery practice and technical processes with enamel. Saturday 17 November, 2-3pm