Sunday, February 28, 2010

Estelle Dévé

French-born, Melbourne-based jeweller Estelle Dévé launched her first collection For J.D., with love and squalor in late 2009.

Her latest collection Lunar Mare is an exploration of cinematic space odysseys, ancient African tribes and Grecian myths.

Estelle is part of this year's Penthouse Mouse, a temporary fashion, art and events space that is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program, and her work is stocked at various international boutiques including Kabiri (London) and Blackmarket (Singapore).

'It's Alive!', 2010 ,pewter casting, metal chain, green fluorite crystals

“Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!”

Like a jewellery Frankenstein, this item is composed of a plethora of different unused materials: fluorite crystals, metal chains and pewter castings. Oddly reassembled, the different textures combine to form one futuristic pendant on a chain, creating a rough but delicate item as if out of a Mary Shelley novel.

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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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