Jew­ellery art gifted

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By EMILY BAKER

EX­QUIS­ITE pieces of wear­able art will be on of­fer at a fundrais­ing event for Telethon Speech & Hear­ing.

Do­nated and de­signed by Lin­neys in Subiaco, four pieces will be on sale, with an­other worth $12,500 to be raf­fled at Ar­ti­tude, WA’s pre­mier art ex­hi­bi­tion at Crown Perth. It fea­tures work from lead­ing Perth gal­leries and in­de­pen­dent artists.

Owner Alan Lin­ney said the event pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to pose the ques­tion, “Where does jew­ellery fit into the art world?”

“Lin­neys is a com­pany that en­deav­ours to be in-be­tween art and com­mer­cial­ism; jew­ellery art is our lit­tle in­dul­gence and do­nat­ing it is our com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity,” Mr Lin­ney said.

This is the first time the unique jew­ellery art con­cept, brought to life by Mr Lin­ney and his son, has been do­nated.

The jew­ellery, in­spired by WA land­scapes, is dis­played in cab­i­nets but can be re­moved and worn.

Telethon Speech & Hear­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Peta Mon­ley said the funds raised from the sale of art items at the June 20 event would go to­wards its much-needed pro­grams.

“Early in­ter­ven­tion for chil­dren is crit­i­cally im­por­tant. With­out early in­ter­ven­tion, chil­dren can fall be­hind with their lan­guage devel­op­ment, ul­ti­mately de­lay­ing their school­ing and ed­u­ca­tion.

“We des­per­ately need the help of the WA public to con­tinue th­ese pro­grams and to con­tinue to pro­vide vi­tal ser­vices to chil­dren and their fam­ily.”

This year Telethon Speech & Hear­ing is aim­ing to raise more than $200,000. Since the first Ar­ti­tude in 1999, more than $2.5 mil­lion has been raised.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d439286

Alan Lin­ney with Mid­night Sky, a Lin­neys piece for Ar­ti­tude.

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