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Island Welcome
4 Oct - 30 Nov 2024
Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of welcome. Curated by Belinda Newick, the works seek to bring attention to asylum seeker issues and to extend the dialogue beyond art and craft audiences via expressions of Australian values through craft practice. 

With reference to welcome garlands gifted in many traditional islander cultures, each artist has made a neckpiece, lei, or garland interpreting the theme of welcome whilst considering current Australian immigration policies.  

Artists: Liv Boyle, Michelle Cangiano, Jess Dare, Anna Davern, Nicky Hepburn, Kath Inglis, Manon van Kouswijk, Sim Luttin, Vicki Mason, Belinda Newick, Lauren Simeoni, Melinda Young.

The regional South Australian tour of Island Welcome is presented by Country Arts SA and curated by Belinda Newick.

Image: KATH INGLIS, Lei from the Welcome mat, 2017, faceted segments hand cut from used thongs, silk thread, sterling silver, patina, 36 x 17 x 2.5 cm (neckpiece), 25 x 18 x 5 cm (thongs). Photo: Kath Inglis
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