Mondrian to the Abstract Exhibition – SULA Gallery 2024

Mondrian to the Abstract Exhibition – SULA Gallery 2024

Mondrian to the Abstract

SULA Gallery – February 2024

We were delighted to be involved with SULA Gallery’s first exhibition of the year. The gallery was filled with artworks inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian. Marking 80 years since the Dutch artist’s death.

Athene’s love of Mondrian’s work made this a perfect match. We created a new and unique pair of our recycled guitar plectrum waterfalls inspired by the shapes of Mondrian’s paintings. The earrings were then pinned through Athene’s abstracted self portrait painting on canvas. Using bold reds combined with our favourite french greys and spring greens – our own version of Mondrian’s restrained yet all encompassing primary colour palette.

Second Time Around – Harbour Gallery

Second Time Around – Harbour Gallery

Second Time Around – Harbour Gallery 2023

 

Art in the environment

This exhibition from the brillant Harbour Gallery was all about using recycled materials in art. It’s right up our alley – so we were delighted to be accepted to display our luxe plectrums earrings.

Each pair is one of a kind and made from recycled bank/store cards which would otherwise be thrown away or gathering dust in wallets, drawers and hiding places.

Turning unwanted bits of junk and found objects into beautifully modern highly wearable jewellery is one of the core values in our making practice.

Folksy Fringe 2023

Folksy Fringe 2023

Folksy Fringe 2023

 

We’re thrilled to to have been selected for The Folksy Fringe! First we were included in the summer exhibition and then in it’s sister show.

Folksy HQ describe the show – “ When we were curating the Summer Exhibition we found we didn’t have space for everything we wanted to include, and so the idea of a Fringe was formed. We hope you love it as much as we do! “

If you missed the Edinburgh Fringe – you can visit Folksy instead.

Included were our bronze pearl waterfalls – the perfect complement to our gold ormer pendant which was featured in the main exhibition.

The metallic coin pearls in these earrings reflect a stunning range of colours which just look so stunning no matter the lighting. They are like tiny disco balls – an ode to our love of the genre.

Coin Pearl and Hematite Cascading Earrings
Folksy Summer Exhibition 2023

Folksy Summer Exhibition 2023

Folksy Summer Exhibition 2023

 

We’re delighted to have been be selected for the first annual Folksy Summer exhibition. Put together to celebrate the talent and craftsmanship of UK makers.

We are in excellent company with a wide selection of makers using a vast range of different materials and techniques.

Featured was our  recyled gold Ormer pendant –  A handmade ‘caricature’ of an Ormer Shell. This is our version of the Ormer, pared down to its beautifully simplified basic characteristics.

This pendant just looks so stunning when worn.

9ct Yellow Gold Sea Shell Necklace
Puffin Parade 2023

Puffin Parade 2023

Puffin Parade 2023

We were so pleased to be invited back to paint a puffin for the 2023 Puffin Parade, after painting a goat for the Golden Guernsey Goat Trail in 2021. Our goat was called Bejulicully – learn more about her here.

The puffin parade is in aid of Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA. A whole flock of puffins have been painted by various businesses and organisations from around the island. All the puffins have been displayed in different locations around Guernsey.

You can download an app that you can use to hunt for all the puffins- those who find all the puffins are entered into a prize draw. Autism Guernsey invite app users to make a donation. More info about the app here and you can donate here.

We have been paired with sponsors – Island Health, who have been great to work with, and neatly tying in with our own values around art and colour for mental health. The turquoise is one of their brand colours, perfect for a puffin.

The intricate hand drawn patterns are inspired by lichens –  our reference photos were taken from the puffins’ winter home, Iceland, on a trip in the summer of 2022.

In Sept the puffins will be auctioned off and will go to their forever homes. All proceeds will go to Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA.

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