MAGGIE THORSSELL – FEMI COPPI – DEIDRE HOBAN
REGINA MIDDLETON – JILL HERMANS
Taking its name from the ancient latin word for jewellery, Jocale explores the process of play as a means of creation, as well as the the playful nature of jewellery itself.
This exhibition features five Monash University graduates all working within the field of contemporary jewellery with the belief that making should be a process of enjoyment where intuition and play shape the things we make.
Jocale has been traced back to the meaning ‘plaything’; taking this idea for inspiration, jewellery is used as a platform for five artists to express their ideas and to play with materials, concepts and the audience, by incorporating an element of fun; something moving, something hidden, or something colourful. Intuition and composition play major roles in the creative process when play is involved, enabling one to live in the moment and for ideas to flow naturally.