Seb Brown, Hamish Munro,
Kieran Jackson & Jeremy Bryant
May 2 - June 3, 2017
This May, Pieces of Eight presents the work of four emerging male jewellers, each with a unique collection of highly wearable luxe jewels to covet and collect. Referencing design history and architecture, exploring natural materials and jewellery as artefact, their separate design languages are unified by the use of opulent materials and precious gems.
Viewing jewellery as small-scale sculpture, Hamish Munro re-envisions the classical language of architectural embellishments in Europe, while Kieran Jackson draws on graphic and communication design to create sculpturally tactile works. Influenced by Victorian and Edwardian jewellery, Seb Brown explores memory and eternity in relation to historical adornment. We also introduce the sleek, modern works of newly represented jeweller Jeremy Bryant, whose first collection is a sophisticated dedication to the opal.
Bringing a feeling of unexpected luxury to the everyday, these young Melbourne based artists present highly refined pieces which blend modern and antique forms, and seek to break the traditional order.