Robin Bold,Series 3 (detail) 2012, sterling silver, kauri (agathis atropurpurea), nickel, stainless steel, approx. 120-280 x 70-120mm
167 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
1-13 September Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm Installation also viewable from Flinders Lane after hours
Traditionally, an exhibited object is contained by the gallery, typically behind glass, on a pedestal and amongst other objects. The object cannot be touched, telling the viewer implicitly how to respond to it.
Taking the work out of the showcase and mounting it to a wall immediately changes its status from a place where it is ‘on show’ to one where the viewer can interact with the work.
By siting this exhibition in a commercial environment, the intention is to further intervene with the sense of preciousness and the separation of the object from the viewing subject.
Artists Robin Bold, Mark Edgoose
Mark Edgoose, Rail and Vessel No. 1 2015, titanium, niobium, steel
About the Artists
Robin Bold completed her BFA and MFA in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University, where she now lectures part time in silversmithing. Her practice focuses on traditional silversmithing methods and the hand fabrication of objects. In 2011 she was invited to participate in The Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, National Gallery of Victoria (2012) and has exhibited internationally since 2009, most recently with her solo show Meta Vessel at Objectspace in Auckland (2015) and The National in Christchurch (2014). Her work is represented in The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, the Netherlands and the Wrightmann Collection in New Zealand. Mark Edgoose completed his PhD in 2015 at RMIT University, where he is currently the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program Manager. Recent exhibitions include Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013; The Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, National Gallery of Victoria, 2012; Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Design Museum, London, 2012–13 and his work is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Jewish Museum Australia and the State Craft Collection, Victoria. In 2000 he was commissioned to create a centrepiece and candelabra for the dining table of Government House to commemorate the Federation of Australia.