Contemporary Twilight Series: Unexpected Pleasures – Worn out 

Camilla Prasch 'MEGA 2009', red dyed snap fasteners, nylon thread, silicone discs 31.0 x 11.0 cm Collection of the artist. Photo: Dorte Krogh © Camilla Prasch. Image via NGV website.

Offering after hours access to NGV’s Contemporary Exhibitions space, as well as a bar and lounge, this series features talks and activities by curators, artists and industry experts. In association with Mari Funaki galleries partake in this exclusive opportunity to wear and be dressed in jewellery pieces by the curator of the exhibition, Dr Susan Cohn.

About the Exhibition

Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives. Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design.

 Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn for the Design Museum, London with exhibition design by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by Barnbrook.

Date: 5:00 – 7:30pm, Thursday 24th May.

Venue: NGV International, Enter via Arts Centre forecourt.

Free entry. No bookings required.