Main entrance of NGV International 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Bottom of Flinders St Station steps Cnr Flinders St & St Kilda Rd
6 September 10.45am and 11.45am
Wear your 'art on your sleeve... is a temporary event/performance which invites members of the public to take part in a jewellery happening much like a flash-mob. Suse Scholem has co-ordinated two public meeting points for participants – at the National Gallery of Victoria and the steps of Flinders Street Station. Participants will be given materials and instructions to engage their surroundings, and may keep these afterward to continue the social interplay beyond Radiant Pavilion. The project encourages participants and audiences to consider our relationships with art, adornment, our bodies and the social world.
Suse Scholem,What are you looking at?2015, mixed media
Suse Scholem,Privilege2015, mixed media
About the Artist
Suse Scholem is a contemporary jeweller living in Melbourne. Scholem graduated from Monash University in 2010 with Honours, a BVA in Jewellery and a BA in Sociology. Her practice explores conceptual and social engagements of contemporary jewellery, with particular focus on interactive and ethical outcomes. She also prioritises heightened critical engagement with contemporary jewellery and the visual arts, and hence has begun curating as well as making. Scholem has presented three solo shows, participated in various group exhibitions, and curated two large scale exhibitions to date. In 2013 she was awarded an Arts Grant from the City of Melbourne.