2 minds, 4 hands

Manon van Kouswijk,

February 11 to March 8, 2014

Two renowned Dutch jewellers present an exhibition of their recent work. Manon van Kouswijk, who currently lives and works in Melbourne, explores fragmentary forms in porcelain and furthers her ‘series’ based practice with necklaces focused on colour and minimalism. Lucy Sarneel draws on ethnic jewellery forms as well as her own highly developed vision to create deeply symbolic, powerful jewellery using mixed media.

‘Archetype / Abundance, Beads / Beads, Circular / Collage, Definition / Drawing, Emptiness / Elements, Fragile / Folklore, Generic / Grey, Handmade / Handmade, Iconic / Idiosyncratic, Jewel/ Jewel, Knot / Knot, Linear / Loose, Methodical / Magical, Necklace / Necklace, Obsessive / Obsessive, Porcelain / Pattern, Quiet / Queenly, Repetitive / Ritual, Serial / Spacial, Template / Twirl, Unified / Undefined, Variable / Variation, White / Weaving, X-ray / Xerophyte, Yoga / Yarn, Zoom / Zinc’

2 minds 4 hands, 2014, zinc, porcelain

Work from 2 minds, 4 hands

Jungle fever earrings by 2 minds, 4 hands Jungle fever earrings, 2014, bamboo, zinc, thread
Persona II by 2 minds, 4 hands Persona II, 2013, zinc wood, acrylic paint, varnish, formica
Brooches (Both Ways, Grey Beady, Starflower) by 2 minds, 4 hands Brooches (Both Ways, Grey Beady, Starflower), 2014, zinc, paint
Juggler's Moment II by 2 minds, 4 hands Juggler's Moment II, 2014, zinc, ribbon, paint, varnish, bamboo fibre, foam clay
Juggler's Moment I by 2 minds, 4 hands Juggler's Moment I, 2013, zinc, cardboard, paper, wood, ribbon, paint, varnish
Playtime by 2 minds, 4 hands Playtime, 2013, nylon, raffia, zinc, artificial ivory, plastic
Wish You Were Here by 2 minds, 4 hands Wish You Were Here, 2012, zinc, paper, paint, varnish, nylon thread, calabash, wood veneer, antique Venetian glass pearls
Ornamental Residue by 2 minds, 4 hands Ornamental Residue, 2013, porcelain, glaze
Re-verse necklaces by 2 minds, 4 hands Re-verse necklaces, 2014, porcelain, glaze

Artists involved