28 Sept -15 October

With a mission to show the complexity and diversity of Australian jewellery talent to audiences outside this country, Connexions invited artists from a range of cultural backgrounds to share their works. On display are new pieces by Emily Beckley – Indigenous artist from Horn Island in the Torres Strait; Fatemeh Boroujeni – an ethnic Bakhtiari who was born in Iran; Eden Lennox – Perth artist with Jewish, Irish, French and Australian ancestry; Sultana Shamshi – born in Bombay, India, has lived Europe, Southeast Asia and for a long time Perth; Melissa Cameron – former immigrant to the USA, recently returned; and Blandine Hallé – born in France, lives in Perth and Paris.

Connexions had a pandemic-abbreviated debut at the Parcours Bijoux International Triennial in 2020 at Galerie Assemblages in France and will finally be shown in full at IOTA21 in Perth.

Emily Beckley, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Melissa Cameron, Blandine Halle, Eden Lennox, Sultana Shamshi

As part of IOTA21

check out the whole big wonderful program:

IOTA21 – Indian Ocean Craft Triennial

Eden Lennox, Signal pendant series, Wood, acrylic, copper, & stainless steel PHOTO Rob Frith

Sultana Shamshi, Palmus Africanus brooch, Fine Silver, Murano millefiore bead PHOTO Rob Frith

Blandine Halle, Francaustralian 1 neckpiece, Mango seed husks, patinated copper PHOTO Rob Frith


Emily Beckley, Resilient, Pendant, Seed, 925 silver, silk cord, 2020, PHOTO Rob Frith

Melissa Cameron, A/US 01, Neckpiece, Found coat hanger (USA), found steel (Australia), vitreous enamel, steel, 2020, PHOTO Rob Frith

Fatemeh Boroujeni, Shams, Ring, Oxidised copper, 925 silver, brush bristles, 2017, PHOTO Rob Frith