Jill Hermans, Crucible #4, 2015, shibuichi, paper,50 x 50 x 25mm
Hill of Content Bookshop
86 Bourke St Melbourne 3000
1-15 September Window installation open 24hrs Bookshop: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Opening Tue 1 September, 5-7pm
Vessel - permeable subject is an installation of contemporary objects and jewellery in paper and metal. Artists Melissa Cameron and Jill Hermans will explore the symbolic meanings of the term vessel through the creation of permeable objects.
Through sharing thoughts, drawings and objects, a grouping of distinctive yet interrelated artworks will emerge, themselves creating an intimate meditation on the formal contrasts and the fluid connections between the artists, their practices and the unique installation space, the Hill of Content Bookshop.
ArtistsMelissa Cameron, Jill Hermans
Melissa Cameron, Infinity Affinity II, 2011. Vintage baking dish, steel, 925 silverJohnston Street,2014, pair of brooches. Mild steel, vitreous enamel and stainless steel, 130 x 80 x 10mm
Jill Hermans, Crucible #1, 2014, Shibuichi, 150 x 100 x 100mm
About the Artists
Melissa Cameron uses pattern to share stories through her jewels. Using domestic objects as raw material she connects the object's history to her incised symbols to present a new narrative. Her pieces have featured in Jewel Book, Art Jewelry Today 3 and Lark Books’500 Silver Jewelry Designs.melissacameron.net Jill Hermans specialises in the production and use of Shibuichi, an ancient Japanese alloy of copper and silver.Her process based approach to making results in fused forms with richly textured and coloured surfaces. She has exhibited her work in Victoria, Canberra, Queensland as well as the USA, and has work in Powerhouse Museum Collection.www.jillhermans.com