The Box Project challenges a select group of contemporary jewellers/makers to create new work from materials that they have received in the post in a box. Once the work is complete they will send it back for the exhibition.

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When?
May 4 - 25, 2011 (Auckland)
March 15 - May 1, 2011 (Wellington)
November 18- 30, 2010 (Sydney)

Where?
Masterworks Gallery, 77 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
The See Here, 12 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington
Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD

Artists Involved?
Diane Appleby, Zoe Brand, Melissa Cameron, Zara Collins, Kristin D'Agostino, Sharon Fitness, Liana Kabel, Peta Kruger, Bridie Lander, Jasmine Matus, Carrie McDowell, Sunggee Min, Jessica Page, Alice Potter, Sonya Scott, Lauren Simeoni, Sondi, Melinda Young.

What?
Project based exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects

Exhibition concept and curator? Jasmine Matus.

17th November 2010

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FEATURE ARTIST - Zoe Brand, Sydney, Australia.

Zoe Brand and her famous blackboard brooches.

Zoe Brand currently holds the position of manager of Keeper Gallery and retail space at Gaffa Gallery an Artist Run Initiative in Sydney. She is also a maker of contemporary jewellery and objects and a freelance arts curator. Zoe studied the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at the Design Centre, Enmore and graduated in 2008.

”I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. I’m about average height, I wear glasses and like to drink beer. Now you may ask, what has this got to do with my work? I would have to admit that this is an excellent question to pose. With my arms flailing around in the air and in an excitable tone I would reply to you, “Everything!! It has everything to do with my work!” I would then calm down and sink into a deep discussion about why it is that I decided to make Jewellery out of books pertaining to Jewellery or why in fact that I’m drawn to the aesthetic of certain architecture. Words such as, humor, simplicity, structure would be bandied about and much laughter would ensue, I would suggest that perhaps we might go for a beer and continue our conversation. After ordering a round of Coopers we would begin an intense discussion about the state of the Contemporary Jewellery scene in Australia. Following a few more beers and perhaps a cider we would part ways with the adrenalin pumping through our bodies that only comes with amazing conversation. That would be rather pleasant don’t you think?”

- Zoe Brand

A huge thanks goes out to Zoe for pushing me to pursue The Box Project. You are one special lady!


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