In a world of big and fast, the small things can seem insignificant and often go unnoticed. But it’s small things that hold the greatest power.
A grain of sand in your eye, or a single resonating note.
Three emerging artists with diverse approaches to jewellery and object making will explore their own individual concepts surrounding ideas of small. The show will also explore the freedom and constraints of working on a small scale for a small space.
Counting grains of sand
About the Artists
Cara Johnson is based in southwest Victoria on a bush property that's still close enough to the ocean to be able to smell salt. Narrative of place and connection to the land are continuing themes in Cara's work. Walking, drawing and documentation make up a significant part of Cara's working methodology In 2014 she installed her work Walking Distance on the façade of the Northcity4 building and in early 2015 she had a solo show Track at Boom Gallery. Cara is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Fine Art specialising in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University. www.carajohnson.com.au
Naasicaa Larsen is an artist and designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Larsen’s practice is object-based, creating wearable and functional objects, working predominately with metals and textiles. Larsen is interested in ownership and narrative, the stories we create with the objects we own and wear and the implied narrative of the objects to which we are attracted. Her focus is on meaningfulness and is largely informed by her background in graphic design—taking the form of a reactive shift in practice from the screen to the tactile and physical form. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at RMIT (Gold and Silversmithing). www.naasicaa.com
Gabbee Stolp is a Tasmanian-born artist who works with sculpture and object-making in order to investigate ideas of the biological and metaphysical. Inspired by a passion for nature and ecology, her practice explores mythology and human connectedness with the natural world, together with a sense of the inseparability of life and death. Gabbee is currently based in Melbourne where she is studying Fine Arts, Object Based Practice at RMIT University.
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