TRASH THE JEWEL IN HALLE’S CROWN
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.