Katherine Hubble

Katherine Hubble — 'Out of your shell #III', Wall Light, 2024


Out of your shell is a series of five iridescent ultraviolet lights inspired by hermit crab habitats and fish aquariums. Ultraviolet lighting is essential in aquariums to prevent vitamin deficiency and kill unwanted parasites and bacteria. This series reimagines standard aquarium lighting design and instead takes inspiration from natural rockpool habitats to both add to the aquarium-scape and provide a vital source of ultraviolet light. Each light is made through vacuum forming – an industrial manufacturing method where plastic sheets are heated to a pliable temperature and moulded over a specific form – in this case, sourced abalone shells from Western Australia.


Katherine Hubble is a contemporary art jeweller investigating new ways of looking at traditional forms. She creates wearable pieces using contemporary plastics, industrial processes and traditional gold and silversmithing techniques. Drawing upon research into historical jewellery motifs and the cultural significance of body ornamentation, she re-imagines conventional pearl jewellery through synthetic materials to question what is considered prized or treasurable. Katherine holds a Master of Fine Art by research and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from RMIT. On multiple occasions she has been selected to exhibition at the Marzee International Graduate Show in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and in 2023 she was invited to exhibit at the ITAMI International Jewellery Exhibition. She was part of the Jewellery Now exhibition as part of Melbourne Now at the NGV and is a recipient of the National Contemporary Jewellery Award at Griffith Regional Gallery, New South Wales.



16 Mar - 4 May 2024

PET SHOP is an exhibition exploring the paraphernalia and accoutrement dedicated to pet animals, wildlife and animal husbandry. The exhibition considers our coexistence with animals and how we have adapted our living spaces to accommodate their needs and habits in objects of craft and design.


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Material: HIPS, PETG, acrylic, UV LED strip, battery pack, steel, sterling silver.

Batteries not included.

Dimensions: 13 x 10.5 x 5.5cm

Please note, all works will be available for collection at the end of the exhibition on May 4. For shipping enquiries, please contact shop@craft.org.au who will be available to provide an Art Courier quote.  

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