Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

16 June – 19 August

Beneath the Surface | Luke Maninov Hammond

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Beneath the Surface presents fine jewellery and objects by Luke Maninov Hammond which explore the shared patterns of life. Inspired by Luke’s work in neuroscience, delicate forms of ordered complexity simultaneously represent the invisible worlds of cellular machinery, marine life, and dynamic connectivity within the brain. More broadly, the works reflect the unfolding nature of life, inviting us to contemplate on our coming out of the world, rather than coming into it.

Luke Maninov Hammond is a Brisbane based jeweller and neuroscience imaging specialist, whose work has been exhibited internationally and featured in fashion magazines. In addition to jewellery and object fabrication, Luke is recognised for his contributions to teaching, applying advanced imaging techniques in neuroscience research and publishing. He works alongside neuroscientists investigating topics such as learning and memory, and diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Pieces of Eight Gallery and Queensland Brain Institute at University of Queensland.






16 June – 19 August

Sarah.x.Isabella | Seitanic Beach

Sarah.x.Isabella, Sascus and Tragix, 2017. Photo by Jessic McMaster.

Sarah.x.Isabella, Sascus and Tragix, 2017. Photo by Jessica McMaster.

Sarah.x.Isabella is a Brisbane-based jeweller who illustrates possible dystopian futures through her work.  The name Seitanic Beach refers to the faux fish Sarah imagines we will be forced to eat in the future due to the mutation of marine creatures caused by pollution. Inspired by the dark aesthetic of metal and punk rock, each individual piece represents a mutated sea creature among its endangered coral habitat.

SOS is presented in partnership with Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art. SOS is an exhibition space dedicated to showcasing the college’s best small object works from students, staff and alumni.





23 May – 3 July 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-12 at 12.08.56 PMPhoto courtesy of the artist.

Chantal Fraser | To be Poly Penitent

Ivory Street Window Gallery

To be Poly Penitent is an installation by Brisbane-based artist Chantal Fraser that considers the ritual of penance through the presentation of an ifoga ceremony (a Samoan ritual of public humiliation, forgiveness and exchange). Through this work Fraser asks us to consider our artistic, social and cultural penance in an attempt to highlight contradictory social and political symbolic appropriation.


Feature image: Luke Maninov Hammond, Reaching (detail), 2017. Sterling silver, gold vermeil, patina, and Australian parti sapphires. Photo courtesy of the artist.