In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-Framed

Opening November 19, 2:00pm
Exhibition runs from November 20, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton

The amalgamation of the past and present is reflected in Lyttelton-based contemporary jeweller Elfi Spiewack’s exhibition, In Splendour Moot. Jewellery has always been worn as a symbol of self-expression and identification even if the meaning, purpose, materials and designs have changed drastically over the centuries. Spiewack seeks to challenge preconceived ideas of jewellery by re-examining it, questioning material value and juxtaposing the beautiful and precious with the abject.

Elfi Spiewack is represented in galleries throughout New Zealand and has shown in numerous group and solo shows in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, The Neatherlands and USA since 1993.

Image: Elfi Spiewack, Eleanor of Toledo by Agnolo Bronzino, antler, bone, sterling silver and pearls on print, 2017. Copyright © AAG.

Date(s) - 19/11/2017 - 21/01/2018
All Day