An ongoing critical enquiry into support structures, visual merchandising and museum displays, an ambiguous cluster of shapes questions notions of functionality. Using techniques employed in contemporary jewellery the artist's hand is present, the process sometimes evident in the outcome.
Courtesy of Pieces of Eight Gallery
With a Bachelor of Design (Honours) from RMIT, Seb Brown established his jewellery studio in 2010 as a reaction against the alarming boom in "fast fashion" and to produce charming niche curios with love and care. A celebration of texture, angles, balance and the beauty of materiality, Brown produces an ever-evolving collection of high-quality, one-off pieces, which - textured, weighty, and perfectly imperfect - reference the nuances of daily life.
Celebrating the oft-unnoticed, and being, in a curious way, subtly political, his work has generated acclaim both here in Australia and internationally. Solo exhibitions this year alone include Support at Bus Projects and three other upcoming shows also in Melbourne: Support II (Craft Victoria), Cape Otway (Boom Gallery, Geelong) and Institutional Museum with Jessilla Rogers (Pieces of Eight). Various other solo and group shows, alongside a year spent living and working in Berlin, have ensured Seb has been featured in numerous publications including i-D, Design Sponge, Broadsheet and Blow Up Photography Annual.
sterling silver, enamel paint, ping pong ball
Judges of the 2016 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Wendy Whiteley OAM (Ambassador for the visual arts), Rhonda Davis (Senior Curator at Macquarie University Art Gallery) and Barry Keldoulis (CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia).
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