Calling All Makers

My lovely studio, Gray Street Workshop, are now accepting proposals for their 2016 Exhibition program. The girls recently celebrated their 30th year of running the space and the gallery is the perfect size for small object and jewellery.

In 2015 they hosted some fabulous artists for solo shows such as Sim Lutton and Erin Keys and had a fantastic International group show featuring artists from New Zealand, curated by my fellow studio tenant , Lisa Furno.

All the details are on their Facebook page and their contacts are listed on their website, www.graystreetworkshop.com if you have any questions. Applications close midnight Sunday the 21st of February, 2016 so get onto it people!

Opening night of  Lisa Furno's  awesome show in October 2015.

Opening night of Lisa Furno's awesome show in October 2015.

It's Always Darkest Just Before Dawn - Sim Luttin

The partners at Gray Street Workshop regularly host contemporary jewellery exhibitions in their gallery, a fabulous perk of being a tenant there. Every couple of months I get to see new and exciting creative wonders without even leaving the studio! This month’s show is the gorgeous Sim Luttin’s ‘It’s always darkest just before dawn,’ which I was very excited about having been a fan of her work for some time.

I was lucky enough to have a bench visit from Sim and she even bought a pair of my earrings to wear to her opening which made my day.

Sim’s stunning show features a combination of intimate time based photographic investigations which have informed her collection of contemporary jewellery. She explores the notion of how handmade objects exist in world that is consumed by online interactions. The work is a sincere and beautiful depiction of her life and the constant battle with authenticity in highly audited digital climate.

Sim Luttin, Print: Souvenir Series, 2015. Inkjet print, archival Hahnemuhle rag. Dimensions 49mm x 12mm x 74mm. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Print: Souvenir Series, 2015. Inkjet print, archival Hahnemuhle rag. Dimensions 49mm x 12mm x 74mm. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Moment #1, 2015. Silver, glass, digital photo on archival paper, 18 carat yellow gold, steel; oxidised. Dimensions 45mm x 32mm. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Moment #1, 2015. Silver, glass, digital photo on archival paper, 18 carat yellow gold, steel; oxidised. Dimensions 45mm x 32mm. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Enclosed #1, 2015. Sterling silver, nylon coated stainless steel thread; oxidised. Dimensions 220mm x 15mm. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Enclosed #1, 2015. Sterling silver, nylon coated stainless steel thread; oxidised. Dimensions 220mm x 15mm. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Moment of Truth Rings, 2015. Silver, glass, digital photo on archival paper; oxidised. Dimensions unknown. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Moment of Truth Rings, 2015. Silver, glass, digital photo on archival paper; oxidised. Dimensions unknown. Photographed by Andrew Barcham. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Installation, Gray Street Workshop, 2015. Photographed by Artist. Reproduced with permission of artist.

Sim Luttin, Installation, Gray Street Workshop, 2015. Photographed by Artist. Reproduced with permission of artist.

There is still time to catch the show at Gray Street this weekend. It is a must if you are in Adelaide.