work by Kristina Neumann + Annie Parnell


Tuesday 24 August
Gang Gang Bar + Cafe, 6.30-9pm
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Please join us for one lovely winter evening of sharing distinct artworks, some drinks and warming music in our bold rearrangement of Gang Gang featuring some of Canberra’s most innovative and experimental craft objects.
The night will surround two exhibitions with works for purchase and an artist fundraiser.
The first exhibition is a collaborative exhibition between Annie Parnell & Kristina Neumann, who work across the field of contemporary craft, design and art. An experimental contemporary craft exhibition with a cross between functional and non, with works ranging from jewellery pieces to highly sculptural ceramic ware. There will be a mix of pieces produced both separately and as a collaboration.
The second is a Canberra Red Brick pin fundraiser event for Kristina Neumann’s travels to undertake study in Germany in September this year.
Kristina has spent the past few years making works about home. One of the primary materials she has used to create this work is Canberra Red Brick. The materiality of the red brick evokes strong connection to place and takes up a soft spot in the hearts of many locals.
In 2019, Neumann was offered a place at Trier University of Applied Sciences, to undertake a Masters of Fine Art in Gemstones and Jewellery. An incredible experimental jewellery program which will continue to add and shape her career trajectory. While the degree is free, she will still need funds for materials and living expenses.
The Canberra Red Brick Pin Fundraiser is an effort to raise funds for said expenses while she studies full time overseas for two years.
There will be a limited edition of 100 pins for sale.
This event takes place on the unceded lands of the Ngunawal, Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples. Our practice is contextualised by the creative practices of those who have created with and cared for this land since time immemorial.10% of art sales on the night will be donated to Pay The Rent (paytherent.net.au)
Cover image: Kristina Neumann, Boxed Sill, 2019, 925 silver, Canberra red brick, polymer clay, stainless steel, adhesive, 25 x 75 x 23mm. Photo: Simon Cottrell