Hang on to a dream

Lucy Sarneel,

2 September - 5 October, 2019

"Our lives are not without suffering. From the cradle to the grave we encounter misfortune such as lover's grief, illness, war and mourning. The 'Hang On' pieces encourage you not to give up, to see the bright side of life, to hang on."
Lucy Sarneel, 2019

Lucy Sarneel is one of The Netherlands’ most renowned contemporary jewellers, with a career spanning over 30 years. In this intimate solo exhibition, she presents new works drawing from the rich seams of inspiration that have long informed her practice; personal identity, Dutch cultural history and the magical collision of elements we encounter in the everyday.

Graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam in 1989, Sarneel has exhibited in major international solo and group exhibitions since 1991. She has also worked as a teacher and mentor, delivering lectures and workshops internationally since 2002. Lucy is the recipient of numerous awards and her work is held in major public collections including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, NY, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Hang on to a dream catalogue

Hang on to a dream, 2019, zinc, bamboo, acrylic paint, varnish, nylon thread, permanent ink, artificial ivory

Work from Hang on to a dream

Feasty beast by Hang on to a dream Feasty beast, 2019, zinc, leather
Flower by Hang on to a dream Flower, 2019, zinc, acrylic paint, varnish
Daily offer #12 by Hang on to a dream Daily offer #12, 2019, zinc, permanent ink, acrylic paint, varnish, dried seed, plastic
From the cradle to the grave by Hang on to a dream From the cradle to the grave, 2018, zinc, acrylic paint, varnish
Blueprint #2 by Hang on to a dream Blueprint #2, 2016, zinc, permanent marker ink, varnish
Good vibrations by Hang on to a dream Good vibrations, 2018, zinc, acrylic paint, varnish, plastic
Juggler's moment #8 by Hang on to a dream Juggler's moment #8, 2017, zinc, wood, tinfoil, glitter paper,
Hang on #2 by Hang on to a dream Hang on #2, 2018, zinc, plastic, nylon thread
Jewel #15 by Hang on to a dream Jewel #15, 2018, zinc
Médaillons  by Hang on to a dream Médaillons , 2016, zinc, nylon thread
Beltbunch by Hang on to a dream Beltbunch, 2015, zinc, calabashes, acrylic paint, varnish, bamboo, polyester thread, permanent ink
Hang on to a dream by Hang on to a dream Hang on to a dream, 2019, zinc, bamboo, acrylic paint, varnish, nylon thread, permanent ink, artificial ivory
Hang on #7 by Hang on to a dream Hang on #7, 2019, zinc, acrylic paint

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