Mark making

Thursday 5 July - Saturday 25 August 2018

Mark making will present new work from Australian contemporary jewellery studio, Bench.

Established in 2012, Bench is a collective workspace home to emerging and early career contemporary jewellers Nellie Peoples, Clare Poppi, Andy Lowrie and Katie Stormonth, who together explore and manipulate the crossover between visual art, craft, fashion and design.

Mark making will reflect on the act of leaving or making a mark. From a consumer point of view, jewellery may be collected or gifted to mark a significant moment in time, but from a maker’s point of view, a mark on or represented by a piece of jewellery can be a nuanced consideration. The exhibition will present works that consider different and unique ways that four Bench members interpret the act of mark making.


Nellie Peoples is represented by Bilk Gallery.

Image: Clare Poppi, Growing Brooch, 2017, sterling silver, soil, plant. Photo: Faun Photography.