The Language of Things reflects how meaning and value are challenged through the often-surprising materials used in contemporary jewellery from Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In this exhibition, visitors can expect to see everything from a necklace made of scissors to a woman covered in brass leaves and a performance of masked characters.

These curious pieces not only prompt us to consider what contemporary jewellery can be, but also the relationship between our inherent understanding of conventional jewellery and how we “read” the materials that surround us in daily life.

Image: But if the Crime is Beautiful... Strangers to the Garden, 2016, Lauren Kalman, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and Sienna Patti Contemporary

Saturday 24 Feb –
Sunday 24 Jun

Open daily 10am–5pm


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