March 1 - 25, 2017
Visual artist Miranda Skoczek presents her first collection of jewelled works, exclusive to Pieces of Eight Gallery, as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017.
Starting from the Spanish word DESHILADO, the artist pays homage to the ‘samplers’ created by stitchers in the early 16th Century. The collection is a three dimensional gathering of a myriad of interests and influences that seek to sample and remix materials and techniques, blurring the boundaries between objects, jewellery and art.
With a desire to connect ancient traditions with fashion, while acknowledging the archaeological importance of jewellery as artefact, Skoczek takes the opportunity to bring permanency to ornaments that have, up to this point, existed as abstract fragments in her paintings.
Born in Melbourne in 1977, Miranda Skoczek is an Australian artist who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004. She has exhibited her paintings internationally, as well as throughout Australia in numerous solo and group exhibitions.