Artwork Image:
Jill Parnell


Wednesday 3 – Friday 19 November 2021

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.

Selected Artworks

Tineke Van der Eecken, Watermelon Pendant, Tourmaline crystal slice and beads, gold filled wire, silver chain, 65 x 50 x 5mm, chain 55 cm, 2021. Photo by Yasmin Studio

Blandine Halle. The lucky country no. 1, copper, jarrah, balga tree sap, 23kt gold foil, dune spinifex, beached broken ceramic, 150 x 50 x 15mm

Katrina Virgona. Impossible pins series, wool and hair felted and stitched on to wire, 280 x 80 25mm, and 320 x 190 x 30mm, and 280 x 90 x 30mm

Sultana Shamshi. The Ceremonial neckpiece for the Zamorin of Calicut, lave beads, British, Dutch and Portuguese colonial coins, coral beads, silk, copper and sterling silver, 590 x 200 x 5mm


Event Details


Thursday 28 October 2020, 6:00pm


Wednesday 3 – Friday 19 November 2021


Stala Contemporary

12 Cleaver Street, West Perth


Free Entry


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

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