The Temporary Nature of Things: A solo exhibition by Melbourne-based jeweler Sim Luttin at Pieces of Eight Gallery
MELBOURNE: Pieces of Eight Gallery presents The Temporary Nature of Things, an exquisite solo exhibition by jeweller Sim Luttin. Creating a piece of jewellery each day for one year, Luttinâ€™s â€˜3D-diaryâ€™ is a collection of work that has come to embody contemplations on life, time, and indeed, temporality. The exhibition opens on September 16 and runs until October 11, 2008.
Musing over Luttinâ€™s jewelery and objects is like taking a long stroll and stumbling upon unexpected discoveries along the way. There is both a refined quality and something more organic and spontaneous to Luttinâ€™s work. In all cases, each piece captures the unpredictability of contemplations made in a single day.
Creating a piece a day over one year was part of Luttinâ€™s MFA (Metalsmithing and Jewelery Design) completed at Indiana University, USA, 2008. Showing for the first time in Australia The Temporary Nature of Things displays a selection of the work taken from the larger body created. The overall collection was exhibited at SoFA Gallery, Indiana, USA in April, 2008.
â€œThese small objects represent the temporarily of life; fleeting moments, small observations now past. [They] will be cast out, with no knowledge of who might eventually pick them out to â€˜plantâ€™ them into their livesâ€¦The original intention is transferred, meaning is reinterpreted, but the object hopefully lives on, mediated by the hand of another; a new story beginsâ€.
Sim Luttin, 2008
Sim Luttin has exhibited in Australia, Korea, Netherlands, UK and USA. Her work is being collected by Indiana University, USA and Gallerie Marzee, NLD. This is the first time she has exhibited at Pieces of Eight Gallery.
Luttin completed a BFA (Gold and Silversmithing), RMIT, 2003. In 2008 she received her MFA (Metalsmithing and Jewelery Design), Indiana University, USA. Prior to this, Luttin spent two years in Adelaide as a Design Associate at The Jam Factory. She is a recipient of the Alma Eikerman Award: Indiana University and the Robert Harrison Award, (Excellence in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design), Indiana University, sUSA.
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