The 2017 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference is in New Orleans this May. Alongside a diverse program of speakers and external exhibitions, SNAG has initiated an exhibition called Adorned Spaces, transforming a ballroom at the conference venue into a hub of exciting new work. A juried selection of 20 exhibitors will be represented and my Brisbane studio, Bench, will be one of them!
Nellie Peoples, Katie Stormonth, Clare Poppi and myself have prepared an exhibition, Mark Making, to present as part of Adorned Spaces. The exhibition will present works that consider different and unique ways that we each interpret the act of mark making, a focus we have found common to our practices as we have worked together in recent years. Mark Making will display recent works as well as new works created specifically for this event. It has been a great opportunity for us to share our ideas with each other and focus on the aspects of our individual practices that unite us beyond the physical space we share. As I have recently moved to the United States, leaving the Bench studio behind, it is nice to see our bonds of profession and friendship are very much unaffected by distance.
I have been preparing a portable exhibition display in my Alabama studio while Nellie, Clare and Katie have been preparing printed documentation of the work back in Brisbane. We are very excited about the work and presentation coming together and I will share all of this documentation in the coming weeks on this website.