A Grand Collar (for Francis Ormond 1827-1889)
Created for Urban-A-Wear-Ness and made by Sabrina Evans of Sabio Designs.
Curated by Eli Giannini and Sue Buchanan (Superpleased).
Installation: Francis Ormond Statue
Bowen Street, RMIT Building
Saturday 2 September 2017.
Artists: Chris Massey, Jana Roman, Kate Wischusen, Katie Collins, Lindy McSwan, Pamela Chan, Superpleased, Sarah Stubbs, Zoë Veness.
Radiant Pavilion Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial 2017.
Exhibition text by Eli Giannini and Sue Buchanan: An important aspect of conserving our heritage is the ongoing telling of our cultural stories. The momentary adornment of a traditional statue is an opportunity to reconnect with something we take for granted and hardly notice - to view an historical commemorated figure from a different perspective. Our collective of artists will each install a temporary work on the statue for a day during Radiant Pavilion.
A Grand Collar, 2017
Faux sheep skin and gold devore
Photo: Thomas O'Hara