The artists in COUNTERPOINT have created works that emphasise, clarify and contextualise their practice by contrasting or juxtaposing different elements.
Like a musician who combines different melodic lines to generatenew relationships, these visual artists use their technical skills asmetalsmiths to contrast one visual element with another. Encompassing a range of opportunities to juxtaposetraditional ideas, materials and techniques with contemporary interpretations,inventions, and re-imaginings each artist has embraced the theme as a catalystto re-energise their practice. Developed from a theme of contrarietyin balance, each artist has created works that emphasize or clarify theirintent by contrasting or juxtaposing different elements. Curated by ProfessorTed Snell, from work by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group WA, COUNTERPOINTgroups their approaches into a dynamic exploration of contrapuntal experimentation.
Kadri Alekand, Max Ball, Barbara Cotter, Annette Ellson, Blandine Halle, Hannah Jago, Louise Gore Langton, Bethamy Linton, Jill Parnell, Felicity Peters, Brenda Ridgewell, Aaron Seymour, Sultana Shamshi, Jacquie Sprogoe, Claire Townsend, Tineke Van der Eecken, Katrina Virgona, Robin Wells, Alister Yiap, Lynndy Young
JMGA WA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.