Melt, future remains
Abbotsford Convent: Ironing Room
1 St Heliers St
Tue-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Opening Tue 1 Sep 5-7pm
Closing Event Sun 6 Sep 10am-12pm
Melt, future remains is a collection of jewellery and objects exploring anthropogenic marine debris and its impact within the environment along our coastlines and oceans or trapped within the frozen abyss.
This work explores our relationships with both natural and constructed environs and how we are fused between them. This exhibition presents a body of work displayed in water and suspended within ice that will be revealed throughout the duration of the installation as the works melt. These unnatural materials collected along the Australian coast investigate that which we discard does not go away and will remain long after we are gone.
Artist Pennie Jagiello
About the Artist
Pennie Jagiello is a final year current candidate in the Masters of Fine Art practice based research at RMIT following a Bachelor of Fine Art Sculpture at VCA in 1995. She is currently part of a residency in the Pilbara with FORM Gallery, which will see her research expand across three expeditions as part of an extensive project that will tour across Australia in 2015-2016. Pennie is currently represented by 6 galleries, held numerous solo and group exhibitions around Australia. In 2004 Pennie was the recipient of the Australia Council Crafts Mentorship, as well as various jewellery award exhibitions. She continues to run workshops throughout Australia, and represented Australia at the Waste to Wealth Festival in Kuwait City in 2013.