SHOW US YOUR ‘RONA
(a group show curated by Temp Contemp)
11 Nov – 5 Dec, 2020
Given the Covid-19 situation has worsened in the past few weeks, Melbourne has entered into a new phase of tighter restrictions and the cases are at their highest since march 2020. Sydney too is experiencing a surge. In this light, the co-pilots at TC have decided to amend the proposed exhibition.
The ‘in real life/physical’ exhibition will now be replaced by an online exhibition on the Bridget Kennedy Project Space website, the selected artists’ creations will be projected as a slideshow in the gallery front window space, which is viewable 24/7, and a digital catalogue produced. TC proposes to keep the collection of ‘Rona jewellery for another time, space or location when restrictions allow and the postal system becomes reliable.
Show us your ‘Rona? What have you done or not done?
Show us a poem,
a picture or a film,
a slice of that sourdough you baked.
Show us your heart journal entry, your text battle with a courier, that time you lost your shit on Instagram, that garden that you grew.
Show us your profit and loss statements, the acts of kindness you witnessed or shared, the acts of unfairness you experienced.
Show us the playlist that got you through.
Show us what you made, what you didn’t make. What you planned to make or thought about making.
Show us your COVID covets, your isolation jewels, your crisis jewellery, and what would a contemporary jewellery Pandemic looks like. What jewellery you wore or didn’t wear.
Show us what it means to you to be a jeweller when the world is in lockdown, your jewellery plans, ideas, objects, experiments, failures, successes. What does a post-’rona jeweller ecology look like to you?