KEEPING ON TRACK –  25.10.17 – 11.11.17

new work by Fiona Meller
Opening drinks Wednesday 25th October 6-8pm

Children’s Magnetic badge making  workshop: Saturday 28th October 2pm – 2:45pm
Children 10yrs and over. Limited to 8 spaces.  book here

In her practice, Fiona has been experimenting with different design concepts and diverse materials to create objects that are imbued with visceral and evocative meaning.  Her work is often inspired and influenced by socio-economic, geo-political and environmental issues that impact everyone.

“Keeping on Track” comprises several kinetic installations that display wearable jewellery and other objects.  The title of the exhibition ostensibly refers to the track-like movement of objects but it has another meaning that can be discerned only by observation and reflection.

The installations relate to some of the dilemmas and challenges that disrupt our lives and demand new responses.  In this exhibition, Fiona has sought to engage the audience with something that appears, on the surface, to be light-hearted and entertaining but which, on reflection, holds a deeper meaning.

Fiona is seeking to present contemporary jewellery as a platform for dialogue about general concerns in the world today.  This exhibition is designed to engage and entertain the audience and to provoke discussion about the issues it raises.

 “I dream of a great collaborative project in which jewellers cooperate with philosophers … economists … and environmentalists to produce objects that are not only to be worn and seen, but also to be read as a contribution to our contemporary understanding of what it means to be human under the abysmal conditions of our globalised order of things.”

Pravu Mazumdar (On Hybridity, Human Nature and the Future of Jewellery, 2016).

Fiona Meller is a jeweller and sculptor who has exhibited at “Sculpture by the Sea” and other exhibitions in Australia.  She has studied visual arts, object design and jewellery and has also won several awards for her sculpture and jewellery design.