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24
Nov
08

‘The things I see’: Helen Britton @ Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

Helen Britton

 

Helen Britton
2008

More information at Gallery Funaki website

24
Nov
08

‘The things I see’: Helen Britton @ Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

Helen Britton

 

Helen Britton
2008

More information at Gallery Funaki website

23
Nov
08

‘The things I see’: Helen Britton opening @ Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

Tuesday 11th November

Moving through Melbourne’s busy laneways from the Oleh Witer exhibition we arrrive at the intimate, stylish Gallery Funaki to view the work of Australian artist Helen Britton who works with the form of contemporary jewellery. The crowd spilled onto the street and the small space was busy with an interesting crowd in attendance.

The exhibition presents brooches, earrings, rings and necklaces built with the artists trademark assemblages. Whilst the necklaces are more prosaic (movie like reels and slinks of melted plastic restrained within metal banding) it is the brooches that capture and hold the viewer’s attention.
Sci-fi like grided circles collide with concave discs filled with glistening blue crystals; thrusters and steel from a miniature collapsed lunar landing vehicle vie with clusters of vibrant colors that appear to be imbedded into a lunar landscape: delicate crimped and folded metal landscapes with the appearance of collapsed geometric origami.

These are wonderfully inventive constructions, invigorating for their energy and exuberance. Britton has described her work as “industrial baroque”. Perhaps an equally pertinent description would be spatial, or ‘space baroque’ as the artist investigates the nexus, the cellular biology of matter, reality and the spaces we inhabit.

M Bunyan

 
Exhibition dates: November 11th – December 6th 2008

Gallery Funaki
4 Crossley St.,
Melbourne 3000
03 9662 9446

Opening hours: Tues – Friday, 11 – 5pm, Sat 11 – 4pm

 

Gallery Funaki website




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Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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