Sunday, February 28, 2010

Deirdre Hoban

Deirdre Hoban studied Metals and Jewellery at Monash University, completing her Honours Degree in 2008. She has exhibited and curated an exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent and been a finalist in the Victorian Ceramic Art Award.

Although she works in different materials, nearly everything that Deirdre makes is based on straight lines and triangles, it may seem limiting to work within these constraints but so far the possibilities have been endless.

Colourful Bucket, 2009, cotton rope, porcelain, spray paint, photographic paper (jewellery dimensions vary)

The concept for Insert Coin Here reminded me of the lucky dip at school fetes, I would always blow heaps of my cash there and was rarely disappointed.

So I looked through my studio for the odds and ends that I never managed to work into finished pieces, that have been waiting for their time to shine. I combined them with some special rope, which I have been holding on to for longer than I can remember, and worked these materials into magical new works, which I trust will not disappoint.

1 comment:

  1. My husband picked me up a little surprise today from a gum ball machine. Inside was one of your necklaces. Thank you, it's beautiful. Tactile and visually really surprising, I can't tell you how good it looks on.



Insert Coin Here

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

Insert Coin Here
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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