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Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery (touring)

Start Date 20 April 2012
End Date 26 August 2012
Venue National Gallery of Victoria
Location Melbourne, Australia
Curator Dr. Susan Cohn
Designer Ab Rogers Design

Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary  Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design.