Creative Lives: Vicki Mason, Contemporary Jeweller.

Vicki Mason is a Melbourne based Contemporary Jeweller

I was lucky enough to see ‘Dry’, an exhibition of Vicki’s recent work at Gallery 20/17 in Sydney.

Her beautifully resolved, wearable forms are creations inspired from her exploration of dry climate plants and the significance of water in the garden.

In 2015, Vicki completed an Australia Council for the Arts Residency in Barcelona and

‘Dry’ is a collection of works she has created since her return.

Vicki says of her time in Barcelona,

‘I was able to do enough research to keep me inspired for the next five years’.

01-fountain-and-pool-series

Title: Fountain and pool series

Materials: Powder coated brass, sterling silver, oxidised sterling silver, hand-dyed cotton, cotton, leather

Dimensions: Largest – 8.4 x 8.4 x 2.2 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham

“Her fountains and pools series taps into the poetic approach to water seen in Islamic gardening traditions. These ornamental garden features bring the cool, reflective, musical and playful characteristics of water to the garden, while at the same time often serving the function of irrigating its plants”.

05-ripple-cool-pool

Title: Ripple cool pool. 2016.

Materials: Powder coated brass, sterling silver, cotton

Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham

02-watery-pool-detail

Title: Watery pool (detail). 2016.

Materials: Cotton, silk, powder coated brass & sterling silver

Dimensions: 35.5 x 20 x 0.7 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham

04-correa-alba-series

Title: Correa alba series. 2016.

Materials: Powder coated brass, sterling silver, cotton, linen

Dimensions: Largest – 6.9 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham

03-bottlebrush-garland

Title: Bottlebrush garland. 2016.

Materials: Linen, brass, sterling silver

Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 3.5 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham

 

You will be able to see Vicki Mason’s work in e.g.etal, Melbourne

in February 2017. Stay tuned, I will post the dates as soon as I have them!!

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