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THE ART OF THE CUFF EXHIBITION AT LORD COCONUT: SEPT 18 – OCT 6

Lord Coconut will draw the focus back to the humble men’s cuff in the Art of the Cuff exhibition. Curated by Lord Coconut, Melbourne’s only handcrafted men’s accessories boutique, Art of the Cuff will be presented in conjunction with the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival from the 18th of September until the 6th of October. The exhibition will feature a select group of Melbourne-based contemporary artists, jewellers and designers who will customise a French cuff. The cuffs will reflect their own artistic practice and showcase the contemporary jewellery collection offered at Lord Coconut. Among the featured artists is Andrew V. Weatherill and contemporary jeweller Justine Austen. The Melbourne pair has collaborated on a cuff that features intaglio print, sterling silver and the original skin of toy weasels. Employing a unique approach, they have created patterns from the random path taken by a motorised toy weasel ball.     Also involved is Melbourne-based artist James Bonnici who aims to explore the unintentional beauty in the structure and form of everyday, functional objects in his work.     Anika Cook, invites viewers to look closer and revel in the detail, offering “a small slice of weirdness on an otherwise non-descript item of clothing” with her digital collage.         And finally, Chilean-born Australian artist, Juan Davila, needs to introduction, presents a cuff of noterity. The exhibition will also feature work from Kelly Duckworth, Mathew Liam Collins, Jo Harrison and Julie Niekamp. With such inventive artisans at the helm, Lord Coconut’s Art of the Cuff promises to be a truly inspiring occasion.   Art of the Cuff Exhibition 18h September – 6th October, Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Sat 12pm-4pm Level 4, Carlow House, 289 Flinders Lane, Melbourne www.lordcoconut.com

Art of the Cuff – French Cuff – Artists – Exhibition – Jewellery