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

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.

Project based exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects

Exhibition concept and curator? Jasmine Matus.

28th September 2010


FEATURE ARTIST - Diane Appleby, Sydney, Australia.

Vessel and stopper, anodised aluminium.

Hallmarks of Diane Appleby’s handmade jewellery are design, colour and craftsmanship. Rubies, diamonds, black pearls, tourmalines and iolites set in burnished silver and planished gold find unique form in Diane’s designs. Cabochon rings of topaz and citrine and bejewelled perfume bottle with silken tassels are some of the individually crafted objects that catch the eye in a collection of Diane’s work.

Diane’s pieces are designed to not only catch the eye, but also to feel delightful to the wearer. ‘I love to play with form and texture. My jewellery, no matter the scale, has a focus on shape and surface texture that feels good to wear.’

A Sydney based jewellery designer and maker of some 20 years standing, Diane has exhibited nationally and internationally. While she supplies jewellery to some of Australia’s premier galleries and outlets, Diane’s preference is to work directly with clients to design and make individual pieces. ‘There is alchemy when I work directly with clients, involving them in the design process. It imbues the piece with a very special meaning.’

Diane completed her Master of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. As well as making jewellery for individual clients, shops and galleries, Diane has taught at the Jewellery and Object Design Department, Sydney Institute of Technology, Design Centre Enmore, and at the College of Fine Art, University of NSW.

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