Vittoria Street Gallery presents ‘In the Loupe’

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 02 NOVEMBER 2016

‘In the Loupe’ is an exhibition of practitioners from the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University and Plymouth College of Art and Design.

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The exhibition brings together a vibrant collection of work from artists, educators, researchers and practitioners. It was created to acknowledge the educational routes of alumna, Victoria Sewart, who is celebrating her 10th anniversary as proprietor of Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery.

The eclectic mix of work on show spans the breadth of the jewellery discipline, from commercial to contemporary and from handcrafted to digital technologies. The talented jewellers on show like to experiment with a variety of concepts, materials and processes and this exhibition showcases the diversity of the field. These jewellers are united by their curiosity for experimentation which builds knowledge and expertise within a particular specialism.

Each jeweller has established their own unique voice and the work on show ranges from hyper-decorative, excessive ornamentation of intricate details to bold, vibrant and colourful forms. From concepts that transform the viewer’s thinking to jewellery that shocks, the exhibition spans work that is interactive and invites playful encounters and jewellery that borders on material alchemy, reinventing materials and exploring cutting edge digital technologies.

Exhibitors include:

  • Dauvit Alexander
  • Beaulagh Brooks
  • Sybella Buttress
  • Rachael Colley
  • Sally Collins
  • Sian Hindle
  • Andrew Howard
  • Bridie Lander
  • Anna Lorenz
  • Jo Pond
  • Claire Price
  • Zoe Robertson
  • Fern Robinson
  • Kate Thorley
  • Maria Whetman

The exhibition runs from Monday 14 November to Friday 16 December 2016, and Talking Practice will host a Pecha Kucha introducing the artists’ work, this will take place at the School of Jewellery on Thursday 24 November from 5pm to 6pm, followed by an opportunity to talk with the artist from 6pm to 7pm.

The exhibition is open for viewing Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, term time only.  Please note the gallery is not open at weekends.

For more information on the exhibition please visit Victoria Sewart's gallery website.

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Anna Lorenz _ Oculus (Pendant)
Dauvit Alexander
Jo Pond
Sally Collins
Zoe Robertson