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Art Gallery Exhibit - Transplantation: A Sense of Place and Culture

10th Feb 2014 - 7th Mar 2014

10:00 am - 05:00 pm


Macquarie University Art Gallery, Building E11A, Eastern Rd, Macquarie University

Jack Cunningham - Great Barrier Series

About this event

Transplantation: A sense of Place and Culture features twelve contemporary jewellery artists from the UK and Australia and explores the theme of place and cultural identity arising from their personal and family experiences of "transplantation".

Jewellery offers an art form which provides a means of recording memory and experience in a portable and wearable form. Through this medium it is possible to express ideas, thoughts, and concerns, which may not be achievable in other ways. Twelve contemporary jewellery artists from the UK and Australia have been selected to create up to three pieces of work each, which will articulate the notion of "transplantation" in a tangible form.

Each artist in this exhibition has their own experience of cultural, familial and artistic transplantation of one sort or another that they have drawn on to create work which is powerful, engaging and thought-provoking.

Curator: Professor Norman Cherry

Artists: Jivan Astfalck (UK), Roseanne Bartley (AU), Nicholas Bastin (AU), Norman Cherry (UK), Lin Cheung (UK), Jack Cunningham (UK), Anna Davern (AU), Joungmee Do (AU), Sheridan Kennedy (AU), Bridie Lander (UK/AU), Jo Pond (UK), and Laura Potter (UK)

The exhibition will be on display for an additional period at Macquarie University Library exhibition space (Building C3C) 12 March - 11 April 2014.

Transplantation is a travelling exhibition developed by the University of Lincoln, assisted by the National Centre for Craft and Design and funded by Arts Council England. In Australia it is toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.

Image: Jack Cunningham, The Great Barrier (Series), 2010, silver, wood, shell, plastic, readymades, 70 x 100 x 20mm. Courtesy of the artist.