Sunday, August 30, 2009

Originally published: Sunday, 9th August 2009 in the Creative Collective Blog

Unfortunately, I am a bit late with this as the preview is already over! I have only seen some of Jill's jewellery at her place in Studio 23 but, judging from this, the exhibition at The Fountain Centre should be worth a visit. Below is the information about the exhibition that I received from Jill.

The Craft & Design Collective presents ELEMENTS, an exhibition of contemporary jewellery featuring new work by Fiona Kerr, Garvan Traynor, Jill Graham and Rachel McKnight, at Space CRAFT, the group’s Shop/Gallery/Exhibition Area, up the escalator at The Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, from Friday 7th to Saturday 29th August 2009.

The Preview takes place on Thursday 6th August 2009, 6pm to 8pm.

Four of Northern Ireland’s leading Jewellery Artist/Designer/Makers have come together to make new work based on their own unique interpretations of the four elements; Air, Earth, Fire and Water, “We decided that we would like to put together an exhibition that not only challenges us to make new exciting work based on the elements, but would also challenge the viewer to think differently about jewellery.”

Fiona Kerr will explore the element ‘Fire’. Fiona combines beautiful stones with precious metals to stunning effect. The primary themes in her work are light, colour and movement. There is a discreet kinetic element to many of Fiona’s pieces.

Garvan Traynor will explore the element ‘Air’. Garvan specialises in hand crafted, custom designed jewellery. He uses platinum, gold, silver and precious stones in a distinctive and ingenious way. He transforms geometric, manmade structures into contemporary jewellery design.Jill Graham will explore the element ‘Earth’.

Jill works only in precious metals mainly sterling silver and 18ct gold. Her main source of inspiration is from organic structures and elements of plant life. She also likes to explore the themes of layering, movement and texture.

Rachel McKnight will explore the element ‘Water’. Rachel uses polypropylene, perspex, rubber and silver to produce original and innovative jewellery. Simple and uncomplicated shapes and the idea of duplicating these shapes also form the basis of Rachel’s jewellery.

Shop/Gallery/Exhibition Area
9b The Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET

Friday 7th to Saturday 29th August 2009

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm

Further Information
Contact: Jan Irwin
T: 028 9032 9342
M: 0779 327 9161

About Space CRAFT
Space CRAFT Shop/Gallery/Exhibition Area is a non-profit taking social economy enterprise managed by the Craft & Design Collective designed to enable the purchase of work made by emerging and established Artist/Designer/Makers.

About the Craft & Design Collective
The Craft & Design Collective is an independent membership organisation formed in 1997 by Artist/Designer/Makers for Artist/Designer/Makers, to help raise the profile, manage and facilitate the development of Craft, Applied Art and Design.

With over 130 members the Craft & Design Collective is the biggest Craft Network in Northern Ireland. We are dedicated to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of Craft, Applied Art and Design in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Visit our website for further information about us, our members, and the events that we organise

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