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Added to website: 1 July 2013
Kath Libbert Jewellery presents: NATURAL HISTRIONICS
An International Art Jewellery Exhibition Inspired by Nature
11th July - 29th Sept 2013

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery
2nd Floor, Salts Mill
Saltaire
BD18 3LA,
UK
TEL/FAX: 0044 (0)1274 599790
www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk
Open Daily 10 - 5.30 Mon - Fri and 10 - 6 Weekends

Fins, Feathers and Fur feature in a summer show celebrating the drama of the natural world.

With an international reputation for showcasing the best in radical contemporary jewellery, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, based at Salts Mill since 1996, yet again surprises with a fantastical array of art jewellery inspired by nature, including creations from quail eggs, Billy goat horn, and charcoal!

Chinese artist Jie Sun presents his ‘Big Fish’ golden Koi Carp brooches which when worn appear to swim straight out of the body.

Kath Libbert's Natural Histrionics exhibition - fish brooch

South Korean Hyorim Lee fashions finely feathered necklaces from colourful layers of softly luxurious leather.

From her collection ‘On Death and Beauty’ comes a Fantastical Mr Fox fur stole by German artist Stephanie Hensle, painstakingly constructed from thousands of etched brass segments - a tactile, glamorous sensory experience, Stephanie also crafts shimmering Butterfly brooches from paper-thin metals etched and tinted pastel colours, as delicate and light as gossamer wings.

Kath Libbert's Natural Histrionics exhibition - fox fur

Quail eggs are the medium of choice for Anja Eichler’s sensitive collection which uses the symbolism of a fragile egg to reflect on our human condition – falling, failing, repairing and rising up again, stronger for the experiences we have encountered and survived. ‘Out of the Ashes’ by Susanne Elstner is a collection of jewellery from charcoal and fine gold which also has a point to make. Of it she says “Miracles even occur on barren land. Therefore, at times something new and beautiful can grow out of a piece of burned wood.”

Konrad Laimer is inspired by the plants and animals of his Alpine environment, where he fashions elegant bangles, rings and brooches from the horns of Alpine goats and Chamois. Plant life inspires Dorit Schubert, who uses traditional German lace making techniques, reviving this dying craft, to create her delightful collection of floral jewellery - delicate transparent and light - though actually surprisingly robust! Finally Nel Linssen, award winning doyenne of art jewellery, presents her collection of snake like necklaces and bangles - superbly intricate folded paper constructions inspired by rhythms and structures in the botanical world.

Take part!

And to rival the drama of nature visitors will be invited to choose their favourite piece from the exhibition and declaim their enthusiasm for it by taking part in our ‘Natural Histrionics’ video compilation, which will be screened during the show! If a little help is needed to get over stage fright – all who participate in the video project will also be entered into a draw to win a £100 KLJG voucher.

 

[With thanks to Kath Libbert for the information]

 

   

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