BOUQUET OF BROOCHES WORKSHOP
Participants each make a brooch to wear, using the Bouquet of Flowers Kit which includes a reusable handmade brooch pin and paper flowers.
The kit requires the use of scissors by one person, and has been designed to encourage the cognitively unwell to help you make the flower brooches.
COST is $15.00 per person I recommend buying 2 kits one for you and one for your loved one. You can buy a kit or join the mailing list to hear about the next workshop. Part of CRAFT WEEK 2018
ISLAND WELCOME will be shown at the ADC Sydney in early 2019 Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of greeting. Inspired by the welcome garland found in many traditional island cultures, the artists have each made a neckpiece interpreting the theme of ‘welcome' in response to current Australian immigration and refugee policy.
Sydney February 2019.
Alice Whish: Necklace
Titled: Crossing the Shoreline, banksia & barnacles.
Materials: Porcelain and Silk
Size: 600 long.
LACE STAR This brooch can be found in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum Sydney. Enamel on laser cut steel. It is from a series of works developed for the Exhibition Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories. Toured by Artisan QLD
Alice Whish: Brooch
Title: Lace Star
Materials: Enamel on Steel
Size: 68mm across
TOUCH PINS a series of 6 ochre pins made for the exhibition EXCHANGE Object Gallery Sydney. This exhibition was the result of a 3 year project working with Galiwinku Artists Rose Mammuniny and Mavis Ganumbar. Each artist presented works made over three years.
These pins were purchased along with a shark necklace of Rose Mammuniny's for the Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection of Contemporary Australian Jewellery, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Alice Whish: Pins
Title: Touch Pins
Material: 925 Silver, yellow & red ochre
Size: 20mm across
Photographer: Orlando Luminere
A maker of contemporary jewellery across precious and non-precious materials.
Alice Whish is one of a distinctive group of Australian jewellers who have come from a rural background in New South Wales. Her work continues to have a strong connection not only to the wide brown land, but also to the sky above. Over 10 years she has worked with women in north-east Arnhem Land on collaborative jewellery projects. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, a Master of Art, Fine Art in Gold and Silversmithing from RMIT and a Master of Higher Education from the University of New South Wales.