Opening | Beneath the Surface

Opening | Beneath the Surface

Please join us for the official opening of Beneath the Surface.

Please join us for the official opening of

Beneath the Surface

6pm-8pm, Thursday 15 June 2017

To be officially opened by Dr Lavinia Codd, Post-doctoral research fellow at Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland.

RSVP by Monday 12 June

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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.

Exhibition continues to 19 August.

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

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Also launching:

Sarah.x.Isabella | Seitanic Beach

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.

Exhibition continues to 19 August.

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.


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

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