Introducing Democracy of Jewellery - a new Alberta Craft exhibition

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Deadline: Oct 2, 2021 - 4:00 pm

Jewellery is one of humankinds earliest known expressions of creative endeavour beyond mere survival. How does the ready availability of DIY jewellery kits, and other such products that create widespread accessibility to jewellery making, affect the artists who participate in and advocate for the handmade economy as skilled and trained makers?

What happens to the independent maker; to craft and the status of the handmade when a niche skill set such as jewellery making is subject to the generalization and globalisation of the marketplace? Alternately what happens to notions of jewellery when they can be influenced by a surplus of generic materials and processes beyond the traditional ones? 

This exhibition is a compelling cross-section of interdisciplinary art jewellery practices in the region. These artists each navigate and activate different intersections between artist, educator, entrepreneur, studio jeweller, academic and parent amongst other roles and influences. 

Curated by Kari Woo.
Participating artists:  Sarah Alford, Devon Clark, Jamie Kroeger, Louise Perrone, Lyndsay Rice, and Kari Woo. 

Democracy of Jewellery will be open to the public at the Alberta Craft Discovery Gallery in Edmonton, AB (10186 106 Street) until October 2, 2021. 

  • Learn more about the exhibition and view the online gallery here