Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dani Maugeri

Dani Maugeri is a ceramacist and jeweller living and working in Melbourne. In 2001 she launched her label 'Dani M Designs' and has since released 8 collections. Her work is stocked at Alice Euphemia and Craft Victoria and Dani recently held an exhibition at Craft Victoria's enCOUNTER window which entitled Fix Up Look Sharp, consisting of her latest range of porcelain crystal shards.

What do you expect for two bucks!, 2010, ceramic, silver findings

If the work had a title it would be “what do you expect for two bucks!”

Whilst I wish to give the consumer a nice surprise when they open their egg and be delighted by the bounty of jewels they find…I simply can’t afford to.

So, what costs me next to nothing? Scraps!

Each egg will have a collection of porcelain off cuts and scraps that I have carefully chosen to glaze and fire. The new owner will find a piece of silk cord and maybe a brooch backing that they can use to assemble the scraps into an individual item of jewellery.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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