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