Studio MG1, Mercator Building 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford 3067
6 September 10am-5pm Opening Tue 1 September, 5-7pm
Katheryn Leopoldseder throws open the doors, inviting you to explore her studio practice at the historic Abbotsford Convent.
Nestled within Melbourne’s destination arts and cultural precinct, Studio MG1 was formerly the sorting-section of the Convent’s commercial laundries. Inmates laundered sheets for Melbourne’s major hotels, financially sustaining the site.
Mercator has been sensitively restored to reflect both it’s history and it’s current industrial arts uses.
Katheryn’s Open Studio is an opportunity to peek inside this unique space. Explore curious old-school tooling. See making demonstrations and discuss the concepts behind her work. Leopoldseder’s latest collections will also be available to purchase. www.katherynleopoldseder.com.au/News/Events
About the Artist Katheryn Leopoldseder is an internationally-recognized contemporary jeweller and artist. She produces limited-edition handmade jewellery pieces as well as large-scale objets d'art. In both forms, her work reflects on the sacredness of life, human vulnerability and the multiple connections between the body and the natural world.
Since graduating with honors from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Katheryn has become a founding member of Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent arts and cultural precinct. She is the recipient of several awards, grants and acquisitions, including works represented by the Powerhouse Museum Collection, NSW.www.katherynleopoldseder.com.au