Renee Hope, Ring, 2018, sterling silver, recycled plastic, citrine, garnets 2018.
The Urban Gleaner and the Plastique, Pt.II examines the consumer waste that is a growing area of concern and inspiration for the contemporary jeweller.
With many different types and vast amounts of plastic used on a daily basis in our (sub)urban environments – these materials provide a rich source of inspiration and most importantly allow artists to make comments on a social, political and environmental level. As artists become contemporary bricoleurs, scouring their homes, workplaces and public spaces for materials, they are a collective group of inquirers that ask how we may wear and integrate them in new and innovative ways.
Artists: Renee Hope (NZ), Regina Middleton, Lauren Simeoni, Sanna Bradestad (SWE), Isabelle Azaïs (BEL)
Curators: Laila Marie, Anna GrayDownload the Festival Program