Press Release – The MELBOURNE cufflink
A group exhibition of student made cufflinks
$500 acquisitive prize
Opening Night: Thursday 1st August 5.30 – 7.30pm
Lord Coconut, Melbourne’s foremost men’s jewellery emporium, is pleased to announce the opening of the inaugural ‘the MELBOURNE cufflink’ exhibition and $500 acquisitive student prize.
All students who were currently enrolled in jewellery design courses at RMIT, Box Hill Institute and NMIT were encouraged to submit a pair of cufflinks to the exhibition.
Cufflink submissions were received from: Zoe Beman, Samantha Carr, Man Chiang, Linda Clark, Megan Greenwood, Henry Hazeldine, Melanie Hilder, Yu Ishito, Jana King, Samantha Lee, Chris Massey, Philip Monk, Alicia Hannah Naomi and Georgia Pignolet.
The inaugural winner of the $500 acquisitive prize, as chosen by Lord and Lady Coconut themselves from one of the 14 entries, will be announced during the exhibition opening.
The exhibition opening is a fantastic opportunity to meet the student jewellers themselves and discuss their cufflink inspirations, the jewellery techniques they employed when making the work and how they wish their jewellery career to progress after they have completed their courses.
Georgina Pignolet, when describing her sterling silver and driftwood cufflinks states “My work comes from the beauty of nature. I love what our earth can create and I just want to show this through my work”.
Alicia Hannah Naomi, when describing the inspiration behind her resin and sterling silver ‘Ablation’ cufflinks says she is inspired by “the haunting beauty and tragedy of the rapidly retreating glaciers across the Polar regions. My cufflinks are my response to the study on the effects of global warming on glacial ice conducted by the Extreme Ice Survey”.
High resolution images of all submitted cufflinks are available upon request.
Lord Coconut is Melbourne’s only retailer, gallery and online boutique selling contemporary jewellery designed exclusively for men. Lord Coconut stocks over 400 individual jewellery pieces and designer cufflinks and represents over 35 Melbourne jewellers, artisans and designers.
‘The MELBOURNE cufflink’ Exhibition
2nd – 17th August 2013
Level 4, Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Sat 12pm-4pm