Anke Kindle – 'Scrubber Ring no. 2', 2023
Sterling silver ring with diagonal bristles in red horse hair set in Huon Pine
Studio Blau. is an object and jewellery design workshop that uses the brush as decorative, ornamental device to question the politics of inanimate, domestic objects and the politics that go in hand with these inanimate objects. As such Studio Blau has delved into the making of brushworks that can be displayed on the body as jewellery yet are bold statements that question the meaning and stories we ascribe to inanimate entities such as the works we choose to be adorned by and with. Studio Blau. examines the concept of the brush in the broader cultural context. The production of the brushworks are both traditional and conceptual. The brush itself changes from purely functional to a highly ornamental object without an obvious function beyond its decorative purpose. This allows for questions about the meaning and purpose of the object itself.
2 November 23 – 20 January 24
Ara Dolatian / Anke Kindle / Cassie Leatham / Juan Castro / Liv Boyle / Louise Meuwissen / Zaiba Khan
Guest curated by artist and jeweller Zaiba Khan, Invocations delves into the realm of living objects
Material: sterling silver, Huon Pine, horse hair
Dimensions: approx. Ring Size O