Contemporary Fine Art Jewellery O3 Gallery
O3 Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition Donning Oxford prompts its artists and audience to re-evaluate relationships with the city and to explore and stretch the notions of how or what it is to 'don' Oxford.
“Oxford is more complex than the sum of its streets, landmarks and the widely held notions on its culture.”
The exhibition’s curators Tamsin Leighton-Boyce, Natalie Smith and Fliss Quick have selected artists for this exhibition on the grounds of their broad approach to jewellery making and the exhibition promises interpretations and responses to this theme in varied and surprising ways.
Often described as ‘studio’ or ‘art’ jewellers, the artists exhibiting at Donning Oxford encompass a wide range of methodologies from conceptual to material exploration. These artists use ‘jewellery’ as a medium or subject within their practice to question assumptions about jewellery itself and to raise questions and communicate thoughts about the world around us.
In the words of the curators;
“‘Art Jewellery’ is fun, hilarious, thoughtful, enquiring, delightful and never ever boring. It’s a medium to communicate something of your inner self externally and wear-ably; it is wearable contemporary art.”
Donning Oxford is open to the public from 2nd June - 1st July 2012 at the O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle Quarter and all visitors to this exhibition can look forward to surprising and delightful interpretations of Oxford.
Oxford OX1 1AY
Contemporary Fine Art Jewellery Exhibition
Exhibition runs: Saturday 2nd June – Sunday 1st July 2012