Thursday, 18 September 2014

jewellery jewellery jewellery and Mah Rana

This week is the peak of this year's big jewellery gathering in Göteborg; New Adventures in Jewellery. So many interesting exhibition; international, Nordic and local artists in museums, galleries and shops.

The whole program here.

I will attend the two day New Adventures in Jewellery seminar, and will get to meet Mah Rana again. She will give one of the talks about her work that is as much about the people as about the jewellery piece they wear.

Meanings and attachments, ongoing international archive, many many stories on a new website - submit your own!
Mah Rana - Jewellery is life

Photo from the session at Blå Stället in June, when visitors told the story about what personal relation they have to the jewellery they wear. Some fun, some sad, all touching.

Monday, 1 September 2014

anders winberg - wood artist

Anders Winberg is one of three artists in the first exhibition this autumn at Blå Stället konsthall, where I have my new job as curator/producer. Lucky me who will meet with so many artists and other creative people.

I first saw Anders' work at a hands-on conference for craft instructors some ten years ago. He still manages to challenge craft traditions in the most respectful way and can innovate a great idea from nothing.

The photos are from when we picked up his amazing ladders from his workshop. They ladder steps are attached by the wood shrinking when it dries, without any glue. Parts of the long straight ladder were nibbled by the elks in Slottskogen.

Anders workshop is history any day now, due to gentrification of the street, Tredje Långgatan.