Sunday, February 28, 2010

Michaela Bruton

Michaela Bruton is a recent graduate from RMIT's Gold & Silversmithing course. In 2009 she was the recepient of Craft Victoria's Fresh! 2009 award. Michaela was consistently awarded the RMIT Koodak Award for Best Student in First, Second and Third year (2006-2008) and in her final year in 2009 she received the RMIT Wolf Wennrich Award.

Editions 1-10, 2010, sterling silver, crystal quartz, shark tooth, rock, polymer clay, paper clay, cord.

Editions 1-10 explore the idea that a certain life force indwells within inanimate objects. Repetition is used to create a sense of movement or life within the forms, which are combinations of organic and synthetic media. Ambiguities are created between the real and artificial. Transforming these humble materials into strange imaginings of new alternate worlds and universes that allude to ancient relics, sacred objects and ritualistic practices. They are not objects simply appearing out of context, an object from the past strangely surviving in the present. They are artificial replicas with modern influences, playing on the contrasts between truth and fiction. Forms that link the body to the natural world. Personal objects. ‘Artificial’ artifacts, concerned with utopian possibilities for imaging the future.

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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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