TRASH THE JEWEL IN HALLE’S CROWN

Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

BE­ING half a world away will not stop South Fre­man­tle’s Blan­dine Halle ex­hibit­ing two of her lat­est jew­ellery cre­ations.

Cur­rently in Europe, Halle will be one of a num­ber of lo­cal artists and mem­bers of the Jew­ellers and Me­tal­smiths Group of Aus­tralia WA who will show off their work at the group’s award ex­hi­bi­tion What Goes Around.

Two of Halle’s neck­laces, both made from un­usual ma­te­rial, will join more than 100 works from 46 dif­fer­ent jew­ellers and me­tal­smiths, the artist say­ing she drew in­spi­ra­tion from the world around her.

“I like to give a sec­ond life to dis­carded ob­jects; it is a fas­ci­nat­ing alchemy, even though I am not turn­ing cop­per into gold,” she said. “Us­ing ma­te­ri­als with low com­mer­cial value means the pre­cious­ness of the piece of jew­ellery doesn’t re­side in the ma­te­ri­als but in the cre­ativ­ity and crafts­man­ship that the artist has demon­strated in mak­ing the piece.

“It is al­ways very ex­cit­ing to see your work shown at an ex­hi­bi­tion, to see a part of your­self on the wall for every­one to see. This type of ex­hi­bi­tion or­gan­ised by JMGA (WA) only takes place once ev­ery two years and it is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to see what all our great lo­cal artists have been up to lately, and treat your­self or your loved one with a spe­cial gift.”

Other lo­cals in­volved in­clude East Fre­man­tle’s Jenny Brown and Fre­man­tle’s Louise Gore-Lang­ton and Jenny Whit­more.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will be at the Turner Gal­leries in North­bridge from Novem­ber 25 to De­cem­ber 17.

Blan­dine Halle: It is al­ways very ex­cit­ing to see your work shown at an ex­hi­bi­tion, to see a part of your­self on the wall.

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