Hammer & Hand is a metal & jewellery collective based in Hobart, Tasmania and Byron Bay, New South Wales.
April 25, 2012
Posted by Bruce Pringle
Hammer and Hand’s latest exhibition is taking a literary, indeed poetic slant, with members of the collective finding inspiration from the words of the South Australian poet, Graeme Catt. His poem, “The inverted world”, lists a reversal of situations where anything is possible: “the sky flies in the bird” to “the mind drifts across a thought” and it is these possibilities that have been given a visual representation in metal by the artists.
Works include intriguing upside down gem settings by Julian de Saxe, exquisitely crafted pieces by Jen Banks that reflect each line of the poem, Bruce Pringle’s humorous take on the hidden world of the mask wearer, Rachel Horsfall’s whimsical creations of dragons and upside down worlds, WiHihanni’s use of Japanese marbles placed in silver eyes to create a visual complexity and Lucille Atkins’ statement in metal about the windows that frame women. All pieces will be for sale at the exhibition along with booklets of Graeme Catt’s poetry.
Join us for a night of visual delight and literary splendor as well as the usual Hammer and Hand specialties of live music, nibbles, drinks, open fire and good company.
Friday 4th May, 5pm – 8pm, 1/4 Ti Tree Place, Arts & Industry Estate, Byron Bay.