Culture Juice: Beyond Bling!
Building on the success of The Rise of Sneaker Culture and Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures, AGWA presents the next exhibition in its Culture Juice program: Beyond Bling! celebrating, exploring and making jewellery and adornment.
Centred on 300 varied pieces from the State Art Collection from the 1800s to today, Beyond Bling! unlocks the vaults to showcase the best, the bizarre and the most sophisticated jewels in its historical and contemporary collections. Moving from bold and captivating wearable art to quiet and subtle, almost private, personal interventions, the show will change how you think about what jewellery is and can be.
Beyond Bling! also features capsule displays from key collectors including major historic pieces of gold nugget jewellery from antiquarian expert Trevor Hancock, some timeless classics from Georg Jensen, ‘civic bling’ treasures from City of Perth, and by contrast some jaw-dropping displays from Perth’s King of Bling, Shane Pavlinovich.